Most pediatricians suggest that parents wait until a baby is two or three before introducing products containing peanuts, like peanut butter, to prevent peanut allergies. Now, assuming junior eventually falls in love with peanut butter and PB & Js, what’s your plan for recycling those peanut butter jars? Betcha didn’t see that question coming, did you?
With increasing pressure to reduce, reuse, and recycle, have you ever wondered what alternatives exist to tossing those hard-to-clean peanut butter jars in the trash? Well, you’re not alone. Here’s one secret to cleaning out a peanut butter jar without expending a ton of effort (hey, what parent has *free* time anyway to scrub peanut butter jars): put the empty peanut butter jar into the dishwasher, along with your full-load of dirty dishes. When the dishwasher cycle is complete, you’ll have a peanut butter jar ready to toss into the recycle bin–and not the garbage bin.
Have any parent-friendly recycling tips or ideas to share? If so, leave a comment and share with other Green Treehouse parents.