In a world overflowing with disposable plastics, glass jars stand out as beacons of sustainability. These versatile vessels aren’t just practical for your pantry; they’re champions of the environment, offering an eco-friendly alternative that not only looks good, but does good, and lasts a lifetime.
The Green Goodness Of Glass:
- Reusable and durable: Unlike single-use plastics, glass jars can be used, washed, and reused countless times, meaning no more contributing to the landfill each time that you finish the contents
- Infinitely recyclable: Glass boasts an impressive 80% recycling rate, and recycled glass requires less energy to melt than virgin materials, further reducing its environmental impact
- Safe and inert: Glass doesn’t leach harmful chemicals into your food or drinks, ensuring the purity and flavour of your stored items
- Naturally stylish: The sleek and transparent design of glass jars adds an instant touch of elegance to your kitchen shelves, pantry or bathroom
Beyond Storage: The Versatility of Glass Jars:
- Food preservation: From pickling veggies to storing homemade jams, glass jars are perfect for preserving food naturally and safely
- Meal prep and portion control: You can portion out snacks, dips, or salad dressings into individual jars for healthy and grab-and-go convenience
- Zero-waste living: You can use jars for bulk shopping, storing dry goods, or creating DIY cleaning solutions to reduce your reliance on plastic packaging
- Crafty haven: Get creative! Why not decorate jars for gifts, use them for candles, or turn them into miniature terrariums
Tips for Embracing Glass Jars:
- Repurpose and upcycle: Instead of throwing away your used jars, clean and reuse them for storage or crafting projects
- Shop second-hand: Thrift stores and online marketplaces offer a treasure trove of unique and affordable glass jars
- Support sustainable brands: Look for companies that use recycled glass or offer refill options in glass containers
- Spread the word: Share your love for sustainable glass jars on social media and inspire others to join in the eco-friendly movement
Limited Edition Amber Glass Jar Of Vegan Protein Powder
Something that instantly drew me towards Hermosa, and their delicious vegan protein range, was their limited edition amber glass protein jars which ticked all of my sustainable boxes. In fact, they’re proving so popular with customers worldwide that they’re fast becoming collectors items.
Beautifully filled with all-natural vegan protein powder made from a high-quality blend of GMO-free pea and hemp protein, to conveniently provide all nine essential amino acids, this plant-based protein is also soy-free, gluten-free, lactose-free, allergen-free, lactose-free, sustainably sourced and sweetened with 100% natural stevia and xylitol.
Each 420g glass jar contains 14 servings of protein available in delicious chocolate or vanilla flavours. Each serving offers a healthy 20g of non-grainy protein which is ethically sourced and suitable for consumption at any time of day. Its fine blend makes this protein powder perfectly soluble in water, as well as being halal, providing a deliciously uplifting addition to my morning banana and raspberry smoothie to set me up for the day ahead.
The hemp protein content is produced by natural extraction and fractionation from raw hemp seed in Canada from a highly sustainable crop to provide excellent environmental credentials. Whilst its highly pure pea protein isolate is extracted from the yellow pea in Belgium, is rich in amino acids with 98% digestibility. Their natural vanilla flavouring is sourced in Europe, with their chocolate made from Ghanian cocoa beans, roasted and ground into a fine and delicious cocoa.
In place of artificial sweeteners, their natural stevia is made from 100% plant-material and are entirely natural in origins. Sourced in South America and purified in Europe, they proudly use environmentally friendly methods for the extraction and purification process to ensure exceptionally high quality according to strict European guidelines and advanced purification techniques. As consumers we should celebrate such brands who show complete traceability from the plant to the final extract.
By embracing the power of glass jars and nature-based products, you’re not just decluttering your cabinets and improving your health; you’re making a conscious choice for a healthier planet too. So, the next time you reach for a container, remember the humble glass jar – a timeless treasure that’s kind to your wallet and the environment. Let’s raise a reusable glass to a more sustainable future, one jar and protein shake at a time!