Sunday, July 8, 2012

Tip of the Week - Recycle Your Glass Jars

    When you buy some foods like jellies, jams, pickles and pasta sauces remember to recycle these jars.  Not just by putting them into your recycle bin, but by putting them into your dishwasher and reusing them for your own homemade pasta sauces, salsas and any other foods  you can imagine.  You can even save some of your glass containers from your juices to use for your homemade smoothies, teas or water with lemon.  It's better for your health to reuse glass jars than plastic containers.  There are some plastics that are safer to use than others, but if you can use a glass jar, that is still safer.  They are also easy to clean in your dishwasher as long as you remove the labels from the jars.  You can get any glue from the jars off by soaking a paper towel with vinegar and laying it on the glue for at least 1 hour.  Then it should help you to remove the glue.  If not, I've heard that some furniture polishes will remove the glues but make sure you wash the jar very well so you won't get any of the chemicals on your foods.

    Have you tried recycling glass jars in this way?  What other ideas have you had for recycling other than putting things into the recycle bin?  I'd love to hear any of your innovative and creative ideas.

                                                         Photos courtesy of Pinterest.


Sara Phillips said...

I love recycling jars, I use them to store nuts, seeds, dried fruits, dried beans the list is endless!

Also like to use them to mix and store home made salad dressing and home made cough syrups too.

Healthy Living Natural Beauty - Michelle said...

Hi Sarah,

Those are some great ideas! I love the salad dressing idea too. I make my own most of the time and usually only make enough for the serving I'm eating. I'm going to give that a try.

Thanks for stopping by today!


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