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Ball Mason Jars | 12 Pack for Sustainable Canning & Storage

Ball Mason Jars | 12 Pack for Sustainable Canning & Storage

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Ball Mason Jars design allows you to store and withdraw items at a glance, which can find what you want or ingredients in a second. The non-slip bottom and bottle design make it easy to grip and ensure the bottle stands securely on surfaces.


Ideal for sliced Fruits and Vegetables, Pickles, Tomato-based juices, and Sauces.
The 16-Ounces design of these pint jars also makes them great for gifting, creative decor, crafting, and drinkware.


Ball New and Improved Sure-Tight Lids that helps keep canned food sealed for up to 18-Months. Freezer Safe and BPA-Free.

Color: Clear
Material: Glass
Capacity: 16 Fluid Ounces
Product Dimensions: 12"L x 9"W x 6"H

ASSESSMENT AS OF: JANUARY 2024

HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. Decide on wide mouth or regular mouth Mason jars - opt for wide mouth
  2. Start using Mason jars for storing leftovers
  3. Find a small box or bucket to keep lids
  4. Buy single piece lids if you are not using Mason jars for canning - easier to use
  5. Keep Mason jars in the pantry and use as needed
  6. Refill on lids as they are lost or damaged
  7. Use for years to come

EMBRACE

  1. Will not leach microplastics into food
  2. Are infinitely recyclable being made of glass and steel
  3. Cost only marginally more than plastic alternatives


AVOID PRODUCT TYPE
Disposable plastic storage containers


AVOID

  1. Plastic food storage containers leach plastic into food - especially oily or fatty foods
  2. Lifespans are limited to under one year
  3. Will end up in landfill or waterways and emmit microplastics


Noteworthy Product Attributes
Long-lasting and long-established food storage solution

Overall Sustainability Score - 96 / 100

Score Breakdown

Manufacturing (Score - 10/10) - Made close to its target market

Distribution (Score - 10/10) - Distributed close to its target market

Cost (Score - 10/10) - Cost is only incrementally higher than plastic alternatives

Packaging (Score - 7/10) -  Some plastic shrinkwrap but overall use of paperboard

Effectiveness (Score - 10/10) - Airtight and effective at food storage in the pantry, fridge, or freezer

Lifespan (Score - 10/10) - Some Mason jars are over 100 years old. Likely has a shorter canning lifespan of 2-5 years depending on level of use

Fun (Score - 9/10) - Easy to use and aethetically nice. Two-component lids can be somewhat annoying but can be replaced with single component lids

Relevance (Score - 10/10) -  Ideal for food storage and still used after 150 years

Disposal (Score - 10/10) -  Contains virtually no microplastics and will not emit microplastics upon disposal

Recycling (Score - 10/10) - Most components (glass and steel) are infinitely recyclable