100% Plastic-Free, 100% Recyclable Packaging.


Yes, it costs a bit more, but we'd rather cut into our profit than cut down more trees. 

What We Did

Since there's no better time than Earth Day to unveil your product's sustainable packaging, here's the story of our design! First, during the design process, we found that most baby product packaging ends up in landfills because it's only semi-recyclable.  We knew we had to get creative and find a better solution.

So, we chose to use only kraft boxes for all Mason Bottle products. In addition to looking lovely, kraft boxes have a) the lowest carbon footprint of any material we could find, b) are easier to recycle than the standard white boxes most brands use, and c) don't require bleaching. 

Mason Botle Makes Sustainable Glass Baby Bottle with Recyclable Packaging
(Note: This is an artist’s rendering of our packaging, so there’s a little Easter Egg Hunt here. Did you find what’s wrong with this picture? Answer: The Mason Bottle’s cap is missing! The real Mason Bottle is sold with the complete mason jar, our silicone nipple, and our plastic cap. Or you can just buy the accessories and DIY your own!)

 

What Not To Do
Most other baby brands sell their bottles in white boxes, and we've already pointed out the downsides to that. But an even bigger problem is the way accessories like extra nipples are packaged. Most are sold in blister cards: those plastic windows backed by cardstock like this drawing below.
 

They’re commonly used for many kinds of baby products, as well as not-at-all-baby-friendly items, you know, like pens, razors, batteries, etc... The thing about blister cards is that they’re not recyclable in the majority of US cities. Turns out gluing the plastic part to the cardstock part marries the materials in a way that’s difficult to separate back out. That’s why we decided to package all of Mason Bottle’s products in kraft boxes that are 100% recyclable.

What’s Yet To Do
Are there any environmental goals we didn’t meet with our packaging? For sure. We had originally tried to use 100% recycled fiber for our boxes. Unfortunately, these boxes absorbed the ink in a weird and non-legible way. We were disappointed, but learned a valuable lesson for designing future products!

But you know what would be even better than 100% recycled packaging? Next-to-no-packaging! What if we could eliminate the box altogether and just do a tiny tag or wrap? The minimalist look would absolutely be the Earth’s favorite! We’re working on it.

 


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@faustisland just bought a pack of Mason Bottle Silicone Nipples, and then combined one with a classic blue mason jar she had at home. Extra adorable!

@valeryphalon.photography uses Mason Bottle Silicone Sleeves to make toddler training cups for her big girls.

@headygrimm gets a Mason Bottle + Silicone Sleeve ready for her little one. She got the whole bottle including the jar as part of the Essential Mason Bottle Gift Set, but you can also make your own with jars from home using the Mason Bottle DIY Kit.

@loveandcovenant uses the 8 oz DIY Kit in combination with their mason jars from home.

@eyecreate_ gave her little lade The Original Mason Bottle. The width of mason jars makes them easy to hold for little hands.

@headygrimm got the Essential Mason Bottle Gift Set for her little one. It comes with both size bottles, both sleeves, and set of extra set of Medium Flow Nipples.

Paola used Mason Bottle with her son Max from the day they brought him home from the NICU. Though he didn't take to the preemie nipples in the hospital, he latched onto his Mason Bottle immediately!

@sriesland stocked up on mason jars for pumping at work, then she got a Mason Bottle DIY Kit to turn those jars into baby bottles.

@MasonBottle we like to use our 4 oz. sleeves with baby food portions.





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"I wish I knew about these before I had my shower, and avoiding all the plastic bottles I ended up with. They will also make great glasses after bottle use is over. Also happy to see the Made in the USA mark on the product as well." -Cathryn

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"The next best thing to breastfeeding and the world's best shower gift! I love that I will never again have to buy a baby bottle because I already have tons of mason jars and they are so easy to clean. Our little guy loves his bottle!" -Susan

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"The nipples are very wide, like on an actual breast, and our daughter really liked them. Early on, she would suck really hard on the other nipples and make a very strange noise. As soon as we changed over to these her feeding became effortless." -Denielle




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