Today’s waste less post is all about the tare weight jars! I LOVE these things for several reasons. 1. You can bring these directly to a food store that offers self-serve bulk food. Since the weight is printed on the jar there’s no pre-weighing. Fill ‘em up and bring them home to store in your pantry! 2. They make it SO easy to see what you have and what you need more of ahead of time. So not only are you wasting less in terms of packaging, but it also helps with food waste. No more bags/boxes of food pushed to the back and forgotten about until it’s too late and expired! 3. They keep your pantry looking neat and orderly!
Bring these along with a grease pencil to write the item number on the lid to the food market. Then when you come home you can use a label maker to label items that can be confused with others, like gluten free vs regular oatmeal, types of sugars, etc.
Do I buy everything bulk and have zero waste in my pantry? No. But we are trying to do better and find alternatives to things that we can only find in packages. Doing this for most, half, or some of your items is a great start and really eliminates a lot of waste, you will see!
What you will need:
label maker or wipeable marker/grease pencil
grease pencils for labeling item #