Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I know most of you are quite happy that all the holiday cooking is over, that is of course if you don’t count the big New Years meal. But what do you do with all those leftovers that you want to send your holiday visitors home with? Well, instead of sending them home with your plastic ware, why not start the New Year off by doing something a little green. Hey, it’s the New Year, so why not turn over a New Leaf. Reynolds Wrap Foil, the same one that most everyone has used before has a new item, Reynolds Wrap 100% Recycled Aluminum Foil. It has the same strength and durability you’ve come to expect from Reynolds. It can be used to line pans, to wrap foods and keep them warm, or to cover leftovers, all without being wasteful. Reynolds has also gone a little farther in the process to go green, the box and core which house the 100% Recycled Aluminum Foil is also made of recycled materials and the printing on the package…. Made with water proof ink.

Here is what Reynolds Wrap has to say about their new product:

The food safe foil made of a mix of post consumer aluminum and industrial aluminum. Green Living expert, Sara Snow, has teamed with Reynolds Wrap to help families learn how to make positive changes that will benefit the environment. The new foil is available in standard and heavy duty strength and may be found in the foils, wraps and bags aisle at grocery stores and most mass market retailers. The standard strength is available in 50 Square foot rolls and the heavy duty strength is available in 35 square foot rolls. Both have a suggested price of $2.99. For more information on Reynolds Wrap Foil and its new line of 100% recycled aluminum foils you may visit their site.

Reynolds wrap has also included a few tips for using Reynolds Wrap in the kitchen and other ways:

• Wrap lunches, snacks and leftover foods in Reynolds Wrap 100% Recycled Aluminum Foil for an updated way to keep food fresh.
• Line pans and baking dishes with Reynolds Wrap 100% Recycled Aluminum Foil to cut back on clean-up and save water.
• Be sure to check with your local municipality to find out what products it accepts for recycling. Some recycle aluminum foil. If yours does just rinse the foil, crumple it up and toss it into the recycling bin.

I was pleased to be offered the opportunity to review this Reynolds Aluminum Foil product. There were plenty of leftover items to be had during this past Christmas holiday. It was great to able to use the product to wrap items separetley and label them on the outside of the foil. That way I could wrap desert items in their own packet and main course items in their own. I was happy to not have the responsibility of trying to find enough plastic or paper plates to send things in, which really isn’t environmentally friendly. The plates usually aren’t recycled, plus you still need to find something to cover the top of the plate, usually foil or plastic wrap. I also like the fact that items may be reheated directly in the foil, by just placing it in the oven at the appropriate temperature. Plastic Containers need to be washed and can sometimes begin to leak toxins in the microwave, if the surface becomes damaged. This problem doesn’t exist with the aluminum foil.

All in all, I have been a long time fan of Reynolds Wrap products, and with the introduction of this new 100% Recycled Aluminum Foil product I will continue to be. I am taking one small step in conserving our environment with a brand I know and trust. I would like to thank Reynolds Wrap for allowing me the opportunity to review their product.

*** I was provided this product by Reynolds Wrap for review purposes only. No other form of compensation was received. The opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.