When working to reduce plastic packaging in your weekly shop you will probably find you end up with more glass jars. While these can be easily recycled, they are a great resource for supporting your journey to plastic free and every time we reuse first before recycling we are saving energy.
Use them in your bathroom cupboard to store solid shampoo or toothpaste tabs. Take them with you to zero waste stores to stock up on dried good and refill cleaning products. Use them for leftovers in the fridge, or for make-your-own projects.
Here are some of your tips on preparing glass jam jars for reuse:
Paper labels can be removed and recycled. If they don't come off easily try soaking first. Plastic labels will need to go in the general waste.
The sticky residue often left by the label glue can be removed by: