Do you buy those plastic food storage dishes from Glad or Zip Loc? They are pretty cheap aren't they? Some are even easy to stack in the cabinets. Do you wind up with stacks of them in the refrigerator because they are not completely see through and some family members might be in to big of a hurry to open them to see what is in them? Have you ever sat and added up just how much money you have spent on them over the years? it could be quite a little bundle. Maybe even enough to buy that little special something that you have been wanting for a long time but couldn't afford to spend the money on.
Would you like to be able to get free containers for storing leftovers? Chances are you are throwing out free food storage containers just about ever week or two. The glass jars that spaghetti sauce, pickles, jams, jelly, beets and more make great food storage containers. They also conduct cold better then the plastics so they help keep food colder. They can be used for cold food storage or dry food storage in your pantry. You can store, dry beans, rice, cereal, dried fruits and veggies, noodles and more.
Family members can see what leftovers there is in the refrigerator easier so they are more willing to take a peek before opening some thing new thus adding more leftovers to the deep dark hole that seems to suck up leftovers until you dive in head first to pull them back out of it's endless dark depths.
Now please don't think I am completely against the plastic containers. They do have their uses. I use them for packing lunches and for freezing foods. Glass can break easy as we all know so are not good for lunch boxes or the freezer.
So the next time you go to throw out that spaghetti sauce or jelly jar take a close look and see if you can find a use for it. And remember the less glass you throw away and the less plastic you buy and eventually throw away the less quicker our nation's landfills become full.