When planning to store food, using beeswax may not be the most obvious solution.
But West Launceston small business owner Bronwyn Kidd is working to change that, with her beeswax-covered food wraps designed to take the place of plastic food wrap.
“The main vision of the business is to minimise the number of single-use plastics that we use from day to day life,” she said.
“It’s actually a really old concept, it’s been around for hundreds of years … it’s just revamping it into something a bit more modern.”
Ms Kidd has successfully taken her business, Sustomi, through the Australia Post Regional Pitchfest to be selected as one of five Tasmanian finalists.
“I entered because it’s such a great opportunity to develop a pitch and also to have a lot of support that comes with it,” she said.
“I was fortunate enough to be a finalist and get some of that support.”
The state final will be held in Launceston on June 22, after which the winner will head to Wagga Wagga in August for the national final.