Glass Jars > Plastic

Big Spoon Roasters glass jars reused to serve yogurt parfaits


“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” –Jane Goodall


Visit the nut butter section of any given natural foods store, and you’ll find an enormous selection of products proclaiming to be “natural." However, if you take a closer look, a startling fact arises, most of these products are packaged in single-use plastic, even though a better alternative exists: glass. As a nearly zero-waste business, we are always looking for ways to make our footprint smaller, so the choice to jar in glass is an easy one, especially considering some of the facts about plastic packaging:


  • 40 percent of plastic produced is packaging, used just once and then discarded. (National Geographic)


Since 2013, we've sourced our custom glass jars from Arkansas Glass Company. They are recyclable and don't leach chemicals associated with some plastic containers. The jars are also reusable. They're the perfect size for on-the-go breakfasts: parfaits, smoothies, overnight oats, and chia puddings. You can use them to store homemade salad dressings and bulk spices, or as cocktail classes. The options are endless!


Of course, nobody is perfect. Our bar wrappers still contain a microscopic layer of plastic. Unfortunately, no food safe compostable and/or recyclable wrapper options for our bars exist, but we are working with packaging companies to change that. Until we find a suitable option, we've reduced the amount of packaging each bar uses by 60% compared to the previous version.

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