Bridger Bees Wax Wrap
Bridgerbeeswaxwrap.com provides daily alternatives to one-time plastic use, teaches students to set up an eco-friendly business, and funds a field study to the Oregon coast where students learn first hand about the effects of plastic use on our ocean ecosystems. Below, is what the fifth grade students have to say about Bridger BeesWax Wraps.
Update: We have reached our goal for the 2018-2019 school year! We will continue our sell of beeswax wraps for the next group of students', 2019-2020, field study to the Oregon coast in the Fall.
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We are selling the beeswax wraps to fund our zero waste field study of the Pacific Ocean ecosystems. We will be learning about the microplastics and the effects they have on the ocean habitats. We plan on bringing the wraps to wrap our lunches and snacks. In addition, we will bring our own utensils to help make this a zero waste field trip. Besides learning about the ocean habitats and the effects of plastic pollution, we also plan on having fun. We get to stay in yurts and do activities on the beach. This is the first time many of us have been able to spend two nights in a yurt.
The beeswax wraps are an alternative to plastic wrap. They are made by the students and parents using only organic high grade materials, jojoba oil, beeswax, pine resin, and cotton material. First, our teacher made us each one and then we made the rest . This year we are using our beeswax wraps for wrapping our daily snacks instead of using a plastic bag. We eat the snacks during our reading and writing time. These wraps create zero waste. That’s why we love our wraps. We use our wraps everyday and it feels good that we know we are helping our planet.
About the wraps
The wraps are made from beeswax, pine resin and jojoba oil. The ingredients are melted and painted on the cloth. The cloth is between two pieces of parchment paper and then ironed on both sides. The parchment paper is peeled off and the wrap is hung for a few minutes. You can just shake it gently until it dries too.
To re-fresh your wrap ( when it looses it's stickiness) just iron briefly like mentioned above and hang. If your wrap needs more wax, send it back to Bridger and we will re-wax and return your wrap.
To clean your wrap, just rinse with cool water. If you need to wash it use natural soap, rinse and air dry.
Another part of setting up a business is learning how to sell your product. So, my friend and I made a poster board to teach people at our school about the beeswax wraps. We run a little business selling the wraps after school for 15 minutes to help pay for our field study about plastics and the effects on the Pacific Ocean. We had to learn to go up and talk to people to get them interested. We also had to problem solve the best place to sell them at the school. After we figure out all the details of selling we will help the other students know how to run the after school sell of beeswax wraps.
HOW TO USE YOUR WRAP