Thank you to Cuppow for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Cuppow – a great product and is recycling at its best!
A canning jar started the whole thing! IOP has a focus on environmental issues and ways we can decrease our eco-footprint. When we were contacted by a company that not only believes this but acts accordingly, we needed to let you know about them. The company is Cuppow in Plainville, MA. They make products that utilize canning jars for drinking and eating purposes.
- Plastic covers that fit over the top of canning jars in regular and wide mouth size. They come in colors from clear to blue, pink, mint green and orange. See the video here to see how easy it is to use these covers for hot or cold drinks.
- Jar insulators – this one-size-fits-all insulator easily fits over your canning jar giving it the ability to now keep cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot without burning your fingers. Not only are they practical, they are attractive. Check them out here.
- BNTO turns your canning jar into a take on the Japanese Bento take-out (or home packed) meal container common in Japanese cuisine. The Cuppow cup fits into a wide mouth jar. You then drop the lids from your canning jar over the top of that and your meal is ready to go. Put them into your kids’ lunch and add a cute sticker such as SLURP, DRINK, etc. to the jar. This is also great idea for taking left-overs to work, especially salads. You can put the salad on the bottom and the dressing in the BNTO cup. When it’s time to eat, pour the dressing over the salad and you have crispy salad instead of soggy salad!
- BNTO & Jar Combo – this is really a nice idea! Here you can purchase the jar and the BNTO pack. You can choose from 16 oz. and 24 oz. jars.
Check out Pinterest for some great usage ideas for Cuppow products. The stickers I mention above for kids lunches are shown. Great ideas are given here for meal suggestions and drinks including an “adult” drink using vodka!
WHAT’S CUPPOW MADE FROM
The plastic is 100% recycled and is FREE from BPA, BPS (a popular BPA replacement with the similar concerns as BPA), and phthalate free (an industrial compound that is used to soften plastic). Do you like that new car smell? If you’re like me, you didn’t know that the smell is the odor from the phthalates as they are volatilizing from the hot plastic used in the dashboard.
Cuppow uses only plastic that is certified safe for use with food and drink and is safe to be used by all ages. It is dishwasher safe on the top rack.
COFFEE FROM COTTON!
A product that Cuppow makes that really interested me is called a Coffeesock. The Coffeesack is made from USA 100% USDA Certified Organic Cotton. It is to be used in drip coffee makers. You use it just as you would your throw-away coffee filters. The only difference you leave a low eco-footprint with the Coffeesock because all you have to do is rinse it out and reuse it. It lasts about a year. When I added up how much we spend each year on paper coffee filters, I knew this to be a real money saver! The pack comes with two Coffeesocks so one purchase is good for two years! When it comes time to replace it, it is 100% recyclable!
GIVING BACK BY CUPPOW
Cuppow believes in giving back to other like-minded organizations that focus on engaging people in environmental endeavors, such as good stewardship, recycling and social awareness. They give to Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Cradles to Crayons, Alliance for the Great Lakes, and Team Rubicon. They also sponsor events that focus on helping communities stay healthy such as the Cyclocross Bike Race, Brooklyn Boulders Somerville Youth Team and the Clean Vibes Trading Post (an event that focuses on recycling to help minimize landfill waste).
GIVE CUPPOW A TRY
I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how great it feels to use canning jars in a very practical way to help reduce our carbon footprint. I entered my zip code on their website location finder and found Cuppow products at many nearby grocery stores. You can also order online and there’s free shipping on all domestic orders!