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How to: Prepare your own classic strawberry and raspberry jams at home

16 August 2018
Tags: glass jars

Whether you spread it on a scone or save it for crumpet season, there is nothing quite like home made strawberry or raspberry jam. The summer months are the ideal time to start making your own jams from soft fruit, sticking to the classic recipes or adding your own tasty twists, such as basil with your strawberry or rose with your raspberry. If you’re looking for a classic jam base to start with then this is the ideal recipe.

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Why is recycling glass jars important?

20 July 2018
Tags: glass jars

Almost any packaging made from glass can be recycled. From glass jars for jam or pickle through to glass bottles for beer or spirits, when you finish the product inside, you don’t have to throw out the packaging, you can recycle it instead. Recycling glass jars is a very easy way to make a positive difference when it comes to the environment – but why is it so important?

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How to choose environmentally-friendly packaging for your product

5 July 2018
Tags: glass jars, glass bottles, packaging, cardboard

The issue of product packaging is an increasingly hot topic. A recent Mintel study identified that sustainable packaging choices are now a key consideration for retailers and green packaging is now a major factor for consumers when deciding which brands to buy from. Environmentally friendly packaging not only makes a positive difference to the impact that a business has on the natural world but will also help to strengthen bonds with consumers and demonstrate social responsibility. We all have a responsibility to make more environmentally friendly packaging choices – whether you’re a homebrewer or a national brand, the packaging you opt for really can make a difference.

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8 easy ways you can re-purpose empty glass jars to organise your kitchen

21 June 2018
Tags: glass jars, kitchen

Glass jars are a great alternative to plastic because they can be safely and stylishly reused in so many different ways. Whether your motivation is to buy less and live a more sustainable lifestyle, or simply to save some money, reusing empty glass jars to organise your kitchen can help you to take those first steps.

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How to: Create your own unique infused oils for cooking

14 June 2018
Tags: glass jars, how to, oil

Infused oils add depth of taste to dishes and are great for dipping – you’ll find them on the shelves of all the best kitchens. Whether you’re keen to create infused oils for your own use at home, or you’re making gifts for others, they are a fantastic cooking resource for those who love their food. You can create infused oils from any of your favourite ingredients, whether you’re a fan of herbs or you love citrus tastes.

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