Hi Car’s Jars family!
We hope you are having a fantastic start to Spring and have finally got used to thinking its 5pm and looking at the clock only to see it’s 7:30! Good ol daylight savings time, it has its perks for some and some would be happy leaving the clock alone! Either way you feel about it, it’s definitely the unspoken start of Spring and we all know Summer will be here before you know it. This wet winter has us all excited to get outside in the sunshine and enjoy our beautiful city, beaches and many trails that surround us. We have spoken and written about Car’s Jars health benefits for our bodies but we are touching on something a little different today. Car’s Jars is good for the body and more importantly good for the Earth. How? Well, here are a few reasons we can make this claim loud and proud.
We don’t purchase our produce until after all the orders have been placed for the week. We do the same for our perishable food order. This allows us to order only what we need to fill that weeks jars count. We have very little produce and food waste if any at the end of production and we are very proud of that! It is something we can all be better at as we go about our daily lives, it truly is shocking the amount of waste from any given restaurant and although we are a small operation, Car’s Jars is doing our part to lessen what goes in our landfills.
Glass Jars vs Plastic Containers
(We get asked all the time, why not use plastic? It’s much cheaper. Well here’s why)
- Made of essentially melted sand and recycled glass
- Never wears out
- Can be recycled without losing integrity
- 100% recyclable
- Preserves the quality and flavor of foods better than plastic
- Made of petroleum, natural gas and coal derivatives
- Every time a product is packaged in plastic, it is new plastic
- Loses its integrity each time it is recycled
- Can leach into your food
Recycle and Reuse!
We hope you all take advantage of our “Return a Jar, Earn a Star” program as we started it as an incentive to recycle as many jars as possible every week and allow you to earn a free salad while doing so. We are happy campers when we finish our deliveries with as many if not more empty jars than full ones we started with. Here’s to a happy and healthy Spring 2017 and again we thank you all for being a part of the Car’s Jars family.