Cling wrap, Saran wrap, plastic wrap…this clingy food wrapping has been around for many years now. It’s a kitchen staple, but in recent years, it’s clinginess has gone down quite a bit.
That’s not because the companies that make it are trying to skimp on what they provide to consumers, it actually goes back to environmental concerns held by chemical companies. When S.C. Johnson bought the patent for the product back in 1998 from Dow Chemical, they decided to change the specific chemical recipe for a few good reasons. The video from SciShow below will explain in detail why your cling wrap is a lot less clingy.