Bring It Back Jars is a new initiative to continue in the co-op’s mission to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce single-use packaging. The idea is simple! Customers purchase product in reusable glass jars and return the empty jars and lids to a cashier on a future shopping trip.
In phase one, the Bring It Back Jars will offer dried fruit. The next phases will include nuts and a selection of other bulk items
This process is similar to purchasing milk in glass bottles. When you return the Bring It Back Jar and lid to a cashier you will receive your $1.50 deposit refund.
The switch to reusable glass jars is a great way to reduce plastic packaging while enjoying the convenience of purchasing and storing food.
Bring It Back Jars is a new initiative to continue the co-op’s mission to reduce our carbon footprint and reduce single-use packaging. The idea is simple! When you purchase products in reusable glass jars, return the empty jars and lids to a cashier, we clean it, refill them with product, and we return them to the stores to be restocked for sale. Our staff will package dried fruit in the Bring It Back Jars instead of in plastic tubs.
You can find jars filled with dry fruit in our bulk section in stores, if shopping online, click here.
What kind of plastic are the jar lids?
Our lids are made with Plastic #5 Polypropylene which is a thermoplastic that has a high heat tolerance and BPA-free. The plastic is approved for food and beverage storage.
What size are jars?
The small jar is 12 oz and the large is 24 oz, with plastic lids. The net weight of product inside varies.
Can I use these jars for canning with the lids?
No, the jars are not approved for canning with these plastic lids.
Do I need to remove the stickers off when I return the jar?
No, our staff will remove the stickers prior to putting them through the dishwasher.
Where do I return the glass jars?
Please give it to your cashier, during the check out. A $1.50 deposit is required with the purchase of each Bring It Back Jar. The deposit is set up like with the milk bottle deposit.
When you return the Bring It Back Jars to a cashier, you receive your deposit refund.