Students from St Thomas More Primary School's conservation club were buzzed to launch their environmentally friendly beeswax wraps to the rest of the school on Friday.
Beeswax wraps can be used to wrap all sorts of foods and are reusable, which will provide the students with the opportunity to avoid some disposable plastics.
After a few uses the wrap may begin to crack, but it can be placed back in an oven for a few minutes to allow the wax to soften and soak back into the fabric.
Grade 3/4 teacher and facilitator to the club Tracey Kidd said it was initially the students idea to make the wraps. Then she saw there was a grant available from Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmania.
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"We thought why not go for it and do one for every kid in the school so that's when the project was born," she said. "It's totally student driven."
There were 360 beeswax wraps made, with one for every child in the school - plus some spares.
Ms Kidd said the girls were thrilled to be able to present their wraps to the school and she hoped they would start to see students using them at school from next week.
Grade 5 student Charlotte Clayto, a member of the conservation club, said it felt good to do something for the environment.
"It was just a really fun experience," she said.
KAB Tasmania education officer Christine Moore said she presented the cheque for $600 to the school earlier this year.
"One of the outstanding things for their project was the amount of work they needed to do to make the beeswax wraps," she said.
Part of the selection process for allocation of the grant money was that the school had to be able to name the project, show youth leadership, involve the whole school community, and stipulate how much money was needed.
Ms Moore said the outstanding feature of the project was that students were thinking more carefully about what they do in the environment and how they used resources.