Oct. 25, 2021

Great Wrap: Making Cling Wrap Great Again


Julia Kay, co-founder of Great Wrap chats to us about how we can make cling wrap GREAT again! 

Great Wrap has created Australia's first certified compostable cling wrap - it’s not only made from food waste but it also contains zero plastic. Great Wrap makes residential wrap (the sandwich wrapping kind), catering wrap and pallet wrap (the stuff heaps of things get wrapped in for transport). 

You might think cling wrap is a niche issue but we use 150,000 tonnes of cling wrap per year in Australia alone - which is crazy when you think about how light cling wrap is. Soon the technology will be expanded to replace other plastics so we can stop adding to the 9 billion tonnes of the stuff that’s been created throughout history, which is sadly all still here on earth!   

Julia, together with her husband Jordy Kay, have created a business that cleverly blends their respective backgrounds, a strong passion for design and an even bigger passion for creating a sustainable product. 

In this episode we cover:

  • The plastic problem: how one of our most convenient creations is also one of our most harmful
  • The Great Wrap production method and how they create cling wrap from food waste
  • Julia and Jordy’s future plans for Great Wrap - which include expanding into the US and ultimately looking to expand into replacing other plastic items in our grocery stores
  • Inspiring innovations happening all across the world to reduce our reliance on plastic

We left this conversation feeling uplifted and positive about the future of cling wrap and we hope you do too! 

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Music by the late, great Nick Weaver

Production by our hero Mark Spencer from Here.Media

Socials by the legend Rebecca Sather Jenkins

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Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity. The consequences are so dire that the media usually focuses on the negative and many of us have no idea where to begin.

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