7 Ways Mason Jars Can Help Save The Earth

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Save The Earth

A ton of people are becoming more conscious of how to be kinder to our planet. Whether you ride a bike to work or school, eat less meat and dairy, or recycle every chance you get, it’s never a bad idea.

Believe it or not, there’s an earth-saving tool that not a lot of people know about: mason jars. That’s right, they can help save the world, and here’s how!

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#1: Use The Jar To Make A Bee Feeder

Over the years, pesticides used in food production have caused decline in the bee population around the world. Since bees pollinate much of the food we eat, this is definitely not a good thing.

Want to help save the bees? Use your mason jars! You can learn how to do that by watching the video below. While you’re at it, plant bee-friendly plants. Learn about those by clicking here!

#2: Use Them For Bulk Shopping

At most grocery stores, you can bulk shop for all sorts of products, including rice, beans, coffee, and more. Most of the time, those bulk items have plastic bags as their storage items.

By using and reusing mason jars to store these items, you’ll reduce all sorts of waste, including those plastic bags, metal cans, and so much more. Make use of your jars to reduce your carbon footprint!

#3: Single-Serving Meals

Tupperware not only is expensive, but it’s made from plastic, which isn’t exactly good for the planet. Reduce your use of plastic by using mason jars as your Tupperware!

Mason jars are great for storing salads, pastas, soups, yogurt parfaits, and so much more. They’re also perfect for traveling around, so what’s not to love?

#4: Storing Leftovers

Use your mason jars to store all of that leftover food. Just like when it comes to storing your lunch for work or school in a mason jar, mason jars are perfect for that leftover food, too!

If you want to go an extra step, bring a mason jar with you to restaurants for your leftovers. You won’t bring home plastic, cardboard, or styrofoam, reducing your waste!

#5: Canning Food

Reduce your food waste by learning how to can food. It’ll keep all of your food fresher for longer, so you won’t have to throw out nearly as much!

Want to learn how to can your own food? Click here!

#6: Make A Bird Feeder!

Making a bird feeder out of a mason jar is a ton of fun, and a great way to keep the animals around your yard nice and healthy.

We actually wrote about how to do this! Check out the article by clicking here.

#7: Plant A Mason Jar Herb Garden

Growing your own food is good for you for all sorts of reasons. It’s organic, the plants release oxygen into the air, and you always have the herbs you need on hand!

If you want to learn how to do this, watch HGTV‘s video below.

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