Eco meals are a simple, ideal way to use leftovers. Save time and money even on the busiest days.Encouraging the re-use of existing glass jars and discouraging the use of plastics while packing a lunch. Avoid any possibility of plastic contaminating your food with chemicals Protecting the glass from spill, breaks, and leaks, and cracks.
WHY CHOOSE TO RE-USE?
Glass is an all-natural, non-toxic packaging material. Glass is safe for the planet. The pure ingredients of glass – limestone, sand and soda ash – combine to make a natural, non-toxic material. In the life cycle assessment for glass packaging, it shows that the returnable, refillable glass bottle has the lowest carbon footprint of any widely used packaging material. By creating a re-use cycle for glass jars, takes this above and beyond. Put it simply, it will keep taste pure, reduce exposure to harmful chemicals.
Recycling isn't always the answer - welcome the re-use of glass jars into your life. Puresleeve was designed in order to make a big environmental change with only a small shift of habitual behaviour. PureSleeve is a Health grade, silicone sleeve for glass jars to encourage re-use by protecting, personalizing, and preventing spills. Slip on PureSleeve for worry free A-B, and slip it off for easy and safe cleaning. PureSleeve allows the user to re-use the existing jars that they may have laying around their house. In turn, this reduces unnecessary recycling, as I aimed to re-focus the way consumers consider recycling in their everyday - more specifically around glass, a pure, natural material. With PureSleeve, I am encouraging people of all ages and occupations to introduce a re-use cycle into their everyday lives in a way that is both functional and desirable, By staying in the problem space throughout 85% of my process, I was able to pinpoint a very specific area in sustainable design, and in turn, design a product that could very easily be implemented into society today, changing the way people think about putting their food into plastic,versus a re-use cycle of pure glass.
Rice, couscous, pasta, beans, lentils, and chicken are all great ingredients that add bulk and protein to mason jar salads. Double the portions that you make for tonight’s dinner so you have some leftovers for tomorrow’s lunch.
Always put the dressing at the bottom of the jar. Place hearty veggies that won’t soak up the dressing (such as carrots, cucumbers, beans, etc) at the bottom. Save delicate ingredients (like leafy greens, tomatoes, rice, pasta, etc) for the top section.
Assemble your jars in advance. Make it the night before so you can just grab-and-go the next morning. If left until the last minute, we're more likely to forget or just say "screw it" because we're (always) running late.
Selecting jars to re-use with Puresleeve: Small to medium sized jars - not too heavy and also aid in serving proper portion sizes (standard size mason jar, pasta sauce jars, 16oz, 24oz, and 34oz). Wide mouth for ease of use- getting food in and out of the jar.