You already know the many reasons why plastic is a bad choice. Is aluminum foil a good substitute to wrap food? At least it’s reusable and even recyclable (if you are lucky to have a recycling program that collects it). But this is also a bad option because manufacturing aluminum foil requires more fossil fuels and emits more greenhouse gases than manufacturing cling wrap, and it also has a higher potential for water pollution.
The most eco-friendly way to keep your food fresh is through reusable containers or wraps made from more sustainable materials, such as bees’ wax. This latter option is more expensive upfront, but it will last a long time, and you can consider it an investment in your own health and in the health of the planet.