When we were deciding how to package our honey it had to be glass. It is so much more healthier, attractive and environmental friendly. I came across this on Glass for Life facebook page which sums it up quite well - "People trust glass more than any other packaging material to protect the flavor and freshness of their food and drink. And for good reason. Glass is safe and healthy, pure and virtually inert. It’s made of natural ingredients—sand, limestone and soda ash. Glass is 100% recyclable and highly sustainable— unlike most other packaging materials, it can be recycled over and over. And glass says quality without even trying. Glass is life, for all the right reasons."
Lots of our customers reuse our honey jars for jams, chutneys, sauces and for storing items. Any jars we get back we make jam and give back to our local food bank. My pantry is full of glass jars for nuts, seeds, lentils, etc. What do you use empty glass jars for? Competition Time!
We would love to see what people do with used glass jars so we have decided to run our photo competition again. Email us or share a photo on our Facebook page or Instagram page of glass jars (not just Sweetree jars) being used creatively and you could be in to win! Show us your storage ideas, preserves, anything and be in to win a spot prize of plastic free goodies!Here's some ideas from our photographer, Claudia Aalderink who owns The Mandarin Tree art and concept store in Gordonton. There are more ideas on our Pinterest page and some coming on our Facebook page over the the next month or so.