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I wish I’d known about EcoJarz when I wrote my book

Posted By Beth Terry On September 5, 2013 @ 9:55 am In cutlery & containers,kitchenware | 14 Comments

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Okay, speaking of brewing coffee in a mason jar [2], there are a couple of companies that want to make it easier for you to drink your coffee from a mason jar as well. Back in 2011 when I was writing my book Plastic-Free [3], I heard about a product called Cuppow that lets you add a reusable drink lid to a mason jar to reduce the need to buy a whole travel mug. I thought it was a cool idea to reduce consumption of brand new stuff, so I mentioned it in the book. But I wasn’t thrilled that it was made from plastic, which is probably why I never reviewed it on this blog… that and the fact that it was shipped to me in plastic bubble packaging.

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Plus, I already have a travel mug with a plastic lid. I’m looking for something better.

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So I was really happy a few months ago to stumble across a stainless steel alternative at Berkeley’s Ecology Center Store: EcoJarz [6] lids.

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EcoJarz come in two sizes to fit different sizes of canning jars. Neither will fit the ubiquitous spaghetti sauce jars we have in our house, but I did find a couple of jars in the cupboard that will work.

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I’ll have to wait until this one is empty.

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You also have to provide the ring to hold the lid in place, but if you do a lot of canning, you will have them on hand.

You know how you hear about something and then suddenly you see it everywhere? Only a few days after discovering this product at the Ecology Center, I noticed my local cafe, Highwire Coffee, was using them for pouring sugar. Pretty clever.

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There are other stainless steel products for sale on the EcoJarz [11] site, as well as mason jars with handles. Check them out.

(I received nothing for writing this post, by the way, in case you were wondering.)

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