Why Isn't Cling Wrap as Good as It Used to Be?

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Sebastian Elytron : To be fair to them, all wraps are becoming less good. Just look at Wendy's and KFC.

Hustle Hank : Yeah I remember back in the day using this to wrap up all those stolen valuable possessions

Muscle Hank : Becaus it has gotten weaker... 😑

Donald Hudson : My cling wrap works as good as it always has... Though mines not see thru. Wait, never mind, I just use duct tape. ;)

Animefan764 : Didn't know that this was even a thing.

GavinMK : Its developers were spending all of their time improving the stuff. They realized this, and didn’t want to be clingy.

Daniel Dulu : I am truly amazed that a big company made the right decision and did it quietly.

Jonathan Green : I usually store my food in the skulls of my enemies. It's great for the environment.

Uriah Siner : Wtf. People call it ‘cling’ wrap?

bamdadkhan : well the 'right decision' would be to not burn it at all.. : / this is just like making everything lead-free. in some cases it's understandable, but in others.. e.g. soldering iron. the stuff barely works since they removed lead from it. even though with enough ventillation you can protect yourself from toxic fumes. people need to be less stupid, not more protected.

stiimuli : less clingy, eh? I still spend half an hour trying to get a sheet to stop clinging to itself before i can use it =/

Brandon Rainwater : I knew something was different. The new stuff just slides.

NWBackcountry : Why not use a glass, metal, or ceramic container with a lid? No plastic, and no waste.

Rahsaan Footman : Question: How does water ruin electronics? And why doesn't it correct itself when the device dries out?

elusiveEntity : or we could find a less damaging way of disposing of it

fUll 951 : I knew I wasn't crazy

jevansturner : Maybe the correct response wasn't to eliminate PVDC. Just stop incinerating trash!

Twinrehz : Here's a revolutionary idea: don't burn trash! (Or at least sort away the stuff that will release harmful gases when burnt?)

etotheitauequalsone : So... where can I get PVDC wrapping?

Bethany Lade : I generally prefer just using a container. Reusable is more cost effective than disposable. Even if you don't have a dishwasher, the dishes for 1 person aren't much, and with a family - take turns.

Justin Die : Just use Tupperware and move on with your day

Phish N' Chimps : Remember how much food we didn't used to throw out?

yayap001 : OMG I thought about this years ago but thought my mom must have switched brands or something, it used to be easier to tear straight because it would stick to the box better.

Rebel Assassin : Whelp, Dexter is screwed

Craig Corson : I challenge you to name something - anything - that IS as good as it used to be.

DatoneGuy : Aluminium foil >

fordhouse8b : Is the new formula completely free of dangerous compounds, or just have lower amounts of other dangerous chemicals? Because if it has only one fifth the toxicity of the old formula, what good is it, if I end up using five layers of plastic to keep my food fresh and fridge odor free?

Stop Feminism : can you guys do a video about Tarrare the hungriest man in history?

Glyphed Architect : The real question I have here is: "Does the benefits of the freshness sealing power of polyethylene, while less than the Saran wrap, outweigh the toxic pollutants it puts into the atmosphere when destroyed?" When they destroyed Saran Wrap, it puts a lot of toxic pollution into the atmosphere. When they destroy this new formula, does it put any pollution out there? Does it put out more pollution than the value of just throwing out the food when it goes bad? And also, how much longer does this new formulation keep food fresh compared to just not covering it? Or using a tupperware or other sealable and reusable container? Is it worth it in the long run to use this new formula as opposed to nothing at all as opposed to saran wrap?

woodfur00 : Well—yeah. I have noticed that. Pretty sure I AM imagining it though, unless my memory as a four-year-old is really that good. Weird.

ScopeEva : Same sad story as asbestos. Apparent wonder material... with less then healthy by-products when it comes to disposal.

Generic Name : Interesting. I too noticed rap just isnt the same as it was in the 90s.

Quaglium Quagnarr : I use Ziploc bags and plastic bins.

Helge Moulding : The production of PVDC was only partly stopped due to environmental concerns. Chief among the reasons was cost - it actually breaks down very near it's production temperature, turning it from transparent to brown, which means only a small error during production can ruin a batch. I suspect if PVDC were cheaper than its PET replacement, the stuff would still be made from PVDC.

teambeining : I think it’s great that they removed a toxic product, but the replacement is worthless. If it don’t work, don’t sell it.

Deceneu : If you really buy that BS about them doing it for the environment than sry to say you are naive. No they did it because the new chlorine free formula is just plain cheaper. And if they have both formulas patented, then guess what you will have no choice and have to buy the new crappy one. PS : not saying that the new formula is not more environment friendly just saying that the manufacturer dosen`t care about stuff like that. Just like most consumers wouldn`t either, lets be honest we all would love for our food to stay fresh longer and if a whale or two just choke on the food wrap, well that`s their problem

Solokv Por : What, people call it cling wrap?

I Annihilate I : You guys ever get an ad on your scishow videos and watch it all the way through? Like even though it has a skip add button. And the only reason being you're too broke to support them on patron.

Ckasp : This further reinforces my belief that if you want something to work great you have to find the most toxic/poisonous product you can commercially get your hands on. Chances are that if they still haven't switched to a less harmful alternative, the product is exceedingly good at what it does.

Christopher Burke : Been using Glad Wrap for decades, nothing seems worse about it than 30 years ago.

Brent Jung : All I have to say is 'Press'n Seal', far superior to modern day cling wrap

Dan Coulson : I think I'd rather have the better version, and accept the possibility of pollution. If we keep banning everything, and restricting things the way we are, then everything in the future Is going to suck. What's next? Bio-degradable tires that only last for 100 miles,  and are water soluble... Oh, but they'll still cost as much as regular rubber tires. Or maybe we'll all be limited to government dictated food portions. Every time something changes, it's always for the worse. I'm not saying that the chlorine free version is 'bad', but at least leave the original formula available for people who want to better stuff.

calichef1962 : And that's why Ziploc bags and aluminum foil are now MUCH more popular than plastic wrap. Personally, I miss the old cling wrap. It worked SO MUCH better there is just no comparison. As a chef, even industrial "cling" wraps have suffered. I used to individually wrap all sorts of baked goods in industrial cling wrap every day. In those days I could use just one layer, no tape or adhesive, and know that the product would still be sealed, fresh and not absorbing the odors (and flavors) of the product next to it on the shelf. Unfortunately, not only does the new plastic wrap not cling to itself or anything else, but it doesn't keep the odors in, OR out, either. Cookie sales have definitely dropped since I haven't been able to individually wrap cookies and put them in a basket next to the register.

Budget Bogans : Talk about clingy...

caliman99 : This is a science channel, yes? Regarding the hackneyed and misleading scare phrase "toxic chemicals": everything in the universe, without exception, is toxic at the right dosage; everything is also a chemical. It's called the Periodic Table of the Chemical Elements. Please don't feed into scare-word fads.

ctuan13 : Pro Tip: If you want a Saran Wrap as good as the old stuff, buy a kind called Stretch Tite. Works amazing.

Bell Boots : The new stuff is so useless that it’s much easier to just use Tupperware containers. Notice how sales of those flimsy “use a few times” square ones have gone way up? Bc Saran Wrap died.

D Bone : Nah. I'd rather have the old formula back, please.

George Wills : He didn't blink for too long... I got distracted by this and consequently have no idea what I just watched... except his soul searching eyes.

Khasab : In Britain we call it cling film. That is the correct term because we are British and therefore always right.