That is a question that we get all the time. Many people tell us know that glass is heavy, that it can break, that it takes up a lot of space, that is hard to carry, and a few other comments here and there, that it is inconvenient in general. To all those people, all we can say is that we completely agree with you.
Then, why do we continue to use glass jars? The reason is actually quite simple. We live in a place with limited resources. We like planet Earth, and as such we want to be conscientious of its environment. Did you know that the average American produces 4.5 pounds of trash every single day? And did you know that "Packaging accounts for nearly 30% of all waste made across the US? That’s more emissions than those that come from heating our homes or driving around in our cars" according to ph. D. M. Sanjayan and researches from University of California.
We thought a lot about going plastic because it makes our lives so much easier when it comes to so many things like transportation, moving, durability of the packaging itself(if someone drops it, it's all coll) we are able to subject the jars to other processes that we cannot do with glass. But we came to the conclusion that we would rather tackle this issue with a more sustainable and responsible approach and do our part to protect the environment rather than taking the easy (and instant gratification) way out.
We believe that great food should be portable, yes. But also we want to make sure that we are doing what we can to protect the future, as a young company, we have a long time on this Earth, and we want to make sure that our children, and your children will have a beautiful place to live in.
Many people speak of recycling, and that is great, but we want to take it a step further and we want to go the route of waste minimization. How? You ask. Simply by putting our chimichurri in a standard mason jar. This means that if you choose to use this jar for something else, you can absolutely do so!
"I don't have a lid anymore" issue. These are standard size jars and mouths, so you can get the lids at any major retailer, or even online. just look for standard mason jar lids.
With all this said, we are not scientists, we just want to be good stewards of what God has given us and we want to pass it along to the next generation.
Some of the information we used, we got from:
Yes, we are aware that it is a youtube video, and not a scholarly paper. if you have solid information from papers, would you be so kind to share with us?
Thank you so much for reading, collaborating, and getting amazing food.
If you want to support us by buying delicious chimichurri, go here