We were incredibly humbled to be awarded with an Environmental Impact Award by Pratt Industries, our supplier of the trays for our jars. It’s the third year in a row we have been given this award. Their 100% recyclable materials helped us use less energy, make less waste and help protect the environment. As stewards of the Earth, we take the environmental impact of what we do very seriously.
But, that’s not the only way we try and make a difference through the materials we use. Have you ever wondered why we have continued to use glass jars all these years?
Randall Beans has always been proud of our beans, ever since the Randall family began packaging and selling them in the late 1800s. As proud as we are of our beans, however, we are just as proud of the distinctive glass jars they come in!
Once upon a time glass jars were far more common, but today Randall Beans is one of the only brands of cooked beans to use glass jars. Why have we stuck to jars all these years? Believe it or not, a simple jar can make a big, big difference.
Not only do our glass jars good for your health by avoiding exposing our beans to Bisphenol-A (better known as BPA) which is commonly used in metal cans to prevent corrosion but can cause adverse health concerns, but glass jars are good for our environment too!
Glass is a 100% recyclable material and can be endlessly recycled without any purity or quality, meaning a single jar can be used over and over and over again. This reusability saves quite literally a ton of natural resources for every ton of glass recycled. Every six tons of glass reduces one ton of carbon dioxide omission as well.
By using glass jars instead of other common packaging methods, we try and do our part to keep the air pure, Earth clean and waters clear so that we can continue to grow and share our delicious beans and organic produce from our Open Spigot Farm for our friends and neighbors.
Thanks to everyone for your support over the years and know that together we can all do our part keeping this beautiful world clean and safe!
You can read up on more facts about glass recycling here.