For most people, standard recycling includes sorting glass, plastics, paper and cardboards, and disposing of them in the appropriate refuse containers prior to being collected by your town or city. Obviously, we all do our best with the resources we have available to us, and every town, city and state is vastly different in terms of the expansiveness of their recycling program. But lately, simply recycling seems like it isn’t enough. We have found ourselves wanting to buy less and reuse more, so we’ve created this blog post to serve as a reminder that instead of always recycling used items, you can sometimes reuse things you already have in your home!
8 Ways to Recycle and Reuse Your Glass Manuka Honey Jars
Many of the products that we use every day, including food and drink items, come packaged in containers which can easily be reused. When you recycle and reuse items, not only are you helping the environment (less waste in landfills and saves energy) - you are also saving money! Rather than spending money on a new item you need, you can get creative and reuse something you already have in a new way.
Glass Wedderspoon Manuka Honey jars can have lives way beyond holding Manuka Honey. The uses for our glass jars are truly countless. From decor, to food storage, to drinking glasses - there are so many ways a glass jar can be reused. Glass jars are simple and easy to clean, so regardless of what was originally in the jar, it's very easy to clean and polish them up so they're ready for their next use.
We are proud to offer our Manuka Honey in packaging that can be so easily recycled, and we're happy to share some ideas with you. The next time you spoon out the last drop of Manuka Honey from the jar, don't toss it in your recycling bin. Instead, consider one of these uses.
It's always nice to have fresh flowers in your home. Add a touch of Spring to any room with a pretty bouquet. Your glass Manuka Honey jar can be rinsed out and used as a simple vase for fresh flowers.
We suggest peeling the label off first, for aesthetic reasons, of course. You can even turn this into an activity for the kiddos - have them design a new and pretty label to attach to the vase. Alternatively, you could paint the outside of the jar to make it pretty looking.
Tea Leaves/Spice/Herb Container
If you get things like loose tea leaves, spices or herbs from a local shop, turning your Manuka Honey jar into a storage container for these items is a great idea. It will hold a lot, and, since the jar is clear, it will be easy to see when you're running low and need to stock up.
As you probably know, often, home decor involves glass containers, bowls or jars. You can fill glass containers will all sorts of things when it comes to decor. One of the simplest ways to transform a glass Manuka Honey jar is to remove the label and put a candle in it. Whether it's a real tealight, or an LED candle - either will work. Place it on a mantle, or use it as part of a table centerpiece.
Pull the label off your jar and fill it with a string of battery-operated lights (we recommend small, fairy lights). This can be used as a decorative (and light-producing) lantern inside or outside. As we approach summer, start saving your Manuka Honey jars and make a bunch of little lanterns for your patio or deck!
Always searching for a pen or pencil? Or, perhaps you don't have trouble finding them in your home or office, but they're always scattered in random spots? Tidy up and keep your pens and pencils together, in one spot. Rinse out your Wedderspoon Manuka Honey glass jar and place it on your desk. It's the perfect size to serve as a pen/pencil holder.
Gather any small items that don't have a home - whether it's crayons, slime, Barbie shoes or hair ties - and store them in your recycled Manuka Honey jars. Keep the lids, as they will be helpful in preventing messes if the kids happen to knock over the storage jars.
Pretty drinks are best served in clear glasses so they can be seen and truly enjoyed. Instead of buying new glasses to add to your collection, simply wash your Manuka Honey jar, remove the label, and pour in an iced latte or delicious spring drink. These jars are a great size for drinks and they're easy and comfortable to hold. Since the jars have lids, they're perfect to use for drinks you want to prepare and store in the fridge ahead of time - no risk of spills!
Did a friend or neighbor give you some clippings of a plant? Glass Manuka Honey jars are perfect for propagating plants. And, there is something so full circle about recycling a jar to use to help grow a new plant!
When it comes to sustainability, it's all about the little things we can repeatedly do in our daily lives that make a big difference. Recycling and reusing things like food jars is easy and something that can be done regularly. We hope you'll keep these ideas in mind the next time you finish a jar of Wedderspoon Manuka Honey, and, if you're out of it now, it's a great time to stock up, as we're offering 20% off purchases. Head over to wedderspoon.com to shop for your favorite Manuka Honey products (including our Manuka Honey in a glass jar so you can try out some of these ideas!).