Zero Waste 101: How to Easily Remove a Label

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If you are new to Zero Waste and want to start shopping in the bulk aisle, or if you just want a cute eco-friendly storage system for your pantry, here is how to remove those labels from jars (and wine bottles!) easily.   

1.  Fill a bowl of water and add baking soda and dish soap

Jar with Label

2. Soak the jar overnight (or up to 2 days)

Jar Soak

3.  Peel off the label (If it doesn't come right off, use steel wool & some elbow grease).

 

Clean Jar

Voila!   Now you are ready to shop in the bulk aisle (with reusable bags) and you have a cute storage system for your pantry!