As we all know plastic is bad for you, the chemicals in plastic are bad for your health and the fact that plastic does not breakdown makes it bad for the planet (more on why plastic is bad here).
The safest way to store your food is in glass containers. We all know about mason jars and all the different sizes you can buy but you also have a tons of glass containers come through your kitchen every year. The pickle jars, pasta sauce and salsa containers are all great glass jars to store your food in.
So instead of tossing those glass jars into the recycling bin here is the easiest way to remove the labels (all you need is a good piece of steel wool).
Step 1: Take your jars and put them in your sink or a pot with warm/hot water in it. Let the jars soak. [Read more…]