Going Zero Waste? Our jars and kilners might solve lots of your problems!
An essential part of a zero waste home! A 500ml preserving jar with a separate metal sealing disc to allow you to go plastic free in your kitchen. This jar can be used to store sauces, soups, jams or preserves as well as dry food items such as flour, sugar or rice. Take the jar along to your local bulk supply or plastic free shop to stock up on kitchen essentials without the need for plastic containers.
A massive 91% of the plastic we use in our homes is never recycled or reused. In the last hundred years, billions of tons of plastic have been produced. The vast majority of it is now clogging up our landfills or left abandoned as litter. Most plastics take more than 400 years to break down. In modern cities, it feels easy to dump our used plastic in the bin and put it out of sight and out of mind – but in reality, it’s not going anywhere.
The vast majority of plastic waste will head to landfill sites, but the rapid increase on the amount of waste our rubbish systems are having to deal with means there has been significant leakage, with large amounts of plastic ending up floating in the oceans or littering rural environments.
Sound worrying? Don’t panic. The great news is that it’s relatively easy to go plastic free and take your first steps towards a zero waste home. Ridding yourself of the plastic Tupperware and storage containers is a great place to start! Opt for glass and stainless steel containers for long lasting, bpa-free alternatives to single-use pots and holders.
Can I reuse the mason after I’m done?
Glass jars last for several years and can be used throughout your home. If you no longer want to use it for kitchen storage, you can easily convert it into a trinket box or plant holder.
Yes! If you’re really thinking about how to go zero waste, then you’ll need to find fun and interesting ways to recycle products once you’re finished using them for their original purpose. Why not get creative and work out ways to turn your glass clip top jar into a percussion instrument using dry rice or lentils?