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Sustainable Products for Better Living
May 31, 2019 by MakerPlace
Whether you’re packing for a family hiking trip or prepping the house for a family party, Mason Jars MakerPlace is your one-stop-shop for eco-friendly commerce. With a focus on sustainable living, we’ve curated a community of Makers who share a passion for the home as well as the experience of making things that make a difference.
For an extra special summer package, we created a sustainable kit that’s loaded with eco-friendly items that can inspire adventure, offer a much needed peace of mind, and contribute to a healthier planet. The sustainability kit includes:
reCAP® Mason Jars Pack & Go Lunch Box
Brown bags rip, plastic sandwich bags wreak havoc on the environment, and typical lunch boxes are way too small to fit a good meal (especially if it’s for multiple people). Conversely, the reCAP® Mason Jars Pack & Go Lunch Box is durable, eco-friendly, and has plenty of storage! Tote your Mason jar lunch to work or on a family picnic adventure. Don’t worry: the sturdy, insulated lunch bag has a divider to keep the jars separated and safe.
reCAP® Mason Jars FLIP Mason Jar Lid and Shaker Insert
If you have an extra mason jar sitting around, then that means you also have a multi-purpose shaker, craft-supplies organizer, and reusable food-storage container as long as you have reCAP’s FLIP Lid and Shaker Insert to go with it.
Don’t have an extra Mason jar hanging around?
Save and reuse a Classico® 24 oz. Red Sauces or Riserva container or any other brand that uses Mason jars for their products. If you have a friend who cans, he or she will probably have a mountain of extras post-canning season.
reCAP® Mason Jars Lid ADAPTA Sprayer Cap
The reCAP ADAPTA Sprayer Cap is a multi-purpose, reusable, and eco-friendly spray dispenser for messes both big and small. If you’re looking to clean without harmful chemicals, reCAP offers some excellent DIY cleaning solutions.
For instance, no one should be using caustic chemicals in a place where they also store their food. Yet many households do, especially when cleaning tough spots such as the refrigerator. However, you can make your own DIY cleaning solution using baking soda-water mix to wash the shelves and bins and use a vinegar mixture to remove stains.
Wet-It Sponge Cloth
Paper towels are certainly convenient but are also super wasteful. Dish rags are more eco-friendly, but get grimy and gross after just a couple months’ use. So what’s the solution? Wet-It.
Wet-it cloths are Swedish-made “sponge cloths” made of 70% cellulose and 30% cotton and are 100% biodegradable. But just because they’re eco-friendly doesn’t mean their not durable. Wet-Its last up to six months! Plus, these colorful cloths can absorb 15 times their own weight!
Simply clean and disinfect in the washing machine, on the top rack of the dishwasher, or in the microwave. Bleaching agents are safe to use but fabric softeners will break down the fibers.
Simply Straws Glass Straw
California is cracking down on plastic straws, and for a good reason. They’re one of the most frequently found pieces of litter in our oceans! So, meet the eco-friendly equivalent to your everyday straw: Simply Straws.
These 9mm-wide straws are great for all liquids and well-blended smoothies. Furthermore, they’re dishwasher and microwave safe, hot and cold approved, and handmade!
Sun Days Goods Beeswax Wraps
Plastic wrap contributes to a variety of environmental issues and may even leak chemicals into your food when it’s heated. On the flip side, SUN DAYS beeswax wraps are a sustainable, natural alternative to plastic wrap, sandwich bags, and foil. They are 100% organic, biodegradable, and compostable.
These beeswax wraps are made of sustainably harvested beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin. What’s more, they last up to a year! Wash in cool water with mild dish soap and then air dry. That’s it! You can cover anything from fruits and veggies to bread and cheese.
Mason Jars MakerPlace
At MasonJars.com, we’re rewriting the eCommerce narrative by building a people-centered platform where Makers are encouraged to tell their stories and conscientious consumers can feel good about their purchases. Whether you’re interested in picking up a few of these items individually or want to purchase the whole sustainability kit, click the links below to browse our site.