"Back in my day, cling wrap was so much better!" Have you ever wondered why cling wrap doesn't seem to work as well as you remember it to?
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Another person snared by pseudo-environmentalist claptrap. The pertinent question is, how many people got sick with what for how long through incineration of PVDC, and how many get sick from what for how long because of spoiled food or because of more wasted food. You know, all these years I've heard bitching about our landfills filling up with plastics that won't deteriorate; now I find out that no, they were being burned in incinerators. Oh, only a certain percentage were being burned? Then just how small a problem was the toxic emission? Does the convenience and well-being of the consumer count for nothing? Oh, of course it doesn't. We must not have any emissions of any kind. All power to the environmentalists!
For everybody congratulating SC Johnson, please stop. They probably silently changed it so 1. they wouldn't have to pay for any damages the old product might have caused and 2. The new stuff clings worse so you use more of it so you end up buying more of their crap product, and most likely 3. cheaper for them to manufacture. So it was a win win all around for them to change it. It's just too bad that it's still plastic so therefore still harmful to the environment, and since you're using more now theres more of it out there to pollute, and it doesn't even work so your food doesn't stay fresh... I'm sorry, what the hell is the point of it at all now? Ah yes, so SC Johnson can make a profit off nostalgia for a product that did work in the past. Seems to be the new business model.
It's definitely gone down in quality but that doesn't mean it's useless. You just have to try a little harder to apply it. If you are bad at this you could try pushing it down on top of whatever your wrapping. If that isn't an option, like maybe it's a liquid, get the press & seal stuff. It's more expensive but easier to use so ppl have higher success rates with the stuff.
I just stick to Aluminum foil... Never liked the shoddy plastic strip used to 'cut' the saran wrap, which ultimately made you sit there for 10 minutes peeling it apart. Aluminum Foil works perfectly fine, heck, Tupperware is even more effective.
You know, that might have made sense in the 60's when every city had a municipal incinerator. Now you would grow old and grey before you found any incinerators ... anywhere. So it is a non problem. The stupidity of the eco-nuts never ceases to amaze me.
Literally, just yesterday, threw my Cling Wrap in the trash and replaced it with Glad Press n Seal, which is not only super-sticky, but re-stickable. Neither is ideal, but gawd, I couldn't even get a grip on the Cling Wrap and ended up stabbing my fingers with the serration because of it.
This is why we can't have nice things and there are a lot of things like this. Rubbermaid bins used to be way stronger before BPA was removed from the recipe. Landscape timbers will twist and bend a lot more now because they no longer use cyanide in their treatment. I can keep going.
Stupid question : comparison between the two of them is not very telling if we don't have numbers from "without cling wrapped food". If oxygen transmission goes from 2-16 to 8000, but without anything it's in the range of millions, I won't really be bothered by polyethylene's quality. Control group, always. :p
I also think its less likely to melt. As a kid i put it in a microwave once and it melted near instantly. My niece put it in the microwave a few weeks ago for a whole minute and it did not melt at all.
I noticed the quality of kitchen film decreased rapidly when I stopped buying $5 a roll Glad brand and started using $2 supermarket brand...... Sure it's crap but it's just going in the bin anyway, who cares.
And have you seen what a roll of baking paper costs these days? $50!
That’s ok... I’ve got a secret trick up my sleeve...
I never bother with baggies, glass jars, Tupperware containers, plastic cling wrap, really a no brainer.
I just like to keep all my flavors sealed up tight...
With aluminum foil...
The production of PVDC was only partly stopped due to environmental concerns. Chief among the reasons was cost - it actually breaks down very near it's production temperature, turning it from transparent to brown, which means only a small error during production can ruin a batch.
I suspect if PVDC were cheaper than its PET replacement, the stuff would still be made from PVDC.
Anyone else worked in catering and think the stuff that kitchens can buy in huge bulk roles is massively better than what you can buy for at home? I think the commercial stuff is as good as the old version, I wonder if it's a different formula?
If you really buy that BS about them doing it for the environment than sry to say you are naive. No they did it because the new chlorine free formula is just plain cheaper. And if they have both formulas patented, then guess what you will have no choice and have to buy the new crappy one. PS : not saying that the new formula is not more environment friendly just saying that the manufacturer dosen`t care about stuff like that. Just like most consumers wouldn`t either, lets be honest we all would love for our food to stay fresh longer and if a whale or two just choke on the food wrap, well that`s their problem
@SciShow is there somewhere I can compare the effective permeabilities of different wrapping products such as polyethylene, beeswax, sap etc.? I tried looking briefly but found no journal articles comparing this exact thing.
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