Cling wrap

Speaking of shopping for cheap alternatives, but preferring locally-made goods: initially I avoided buying the Aldi cling wrap because it was made in China.

Then I noticed all the brands of cling wrap are now made in China, including OSO and Multix, and the one that’s in common use as the generic term, Glad Wrap.

At some stage in the few years, production of my favourite shampoo also moved offshore, from Australia to Thailand.

So I’d like to buy a local product to support Australian jobs and reduced shipping distances for goods, but sometimes you can’t really do it.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

4 replies on “Cling wrap”

I complained to Glad bag people recently that their garbage bags aren’t as strong as they use to be. The customer service woman said it was because they are made in China and “we’ve told them about it”.
I felt like saying that “them” is actually YOU but meekly accepted their excuse.

Funny, I never thought to look at a plastic wrap package to see where it was made. I just had a look at my box of Glad Wrap brand plastic wrap and it is made here in Australia. I probably bought it within the last 6 months but I don’t remember exactly when. In the US the common term for this plastic wrap is Saran Wrap and this is the most popular brand. We have Glad Wrap and Glad trash in the US bags too. “Don’t be mad, get Glad” was their jingle.

By the way NEVER try to catch a falling box of plastic wrap or foil as the serrated metal cutter can do some serious damage to your tender flesh. One of my classmates in culinary school had to go to the hospital to get stiches after trying to catch one of these boxes with the sharp cutter exposed.

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