Stop the single use disposable madness and go package-free with TareWare. Turn your recycling into adorable, reusable food storage receptacles. Take TareWare to the grocery store, write the container weight right onto the label, and fill with bulk foods. The cashier will subtract the tare weight (the container weight) and charge you only for the food inside!
Labels are durable outdoor vinyl and can be scrubbed, washed and reused for years. Great for coffee, beans, rice, dried fruit, nuts, chocolate covered raisins, or any food that you want to buy without wasting a disposable package.
TareWare is at the heart of the movement to eat healthier, to live without creating waste, and to create a culture that does not put toxins into the environment. Being a Backyard Agrarian is about reinventing civilized human culture in a way that rejuvenates human health and rejuvenates natural ecosystems. Forget about less impact. Implement a TareWare lifestyle and have a positive impact on your world.
How to Shop with TareWare:
Place a TareWare sticker on to a clean dry container.
Weigh the container (At home or at the grocery store help desk)
Write the exact weight (2 decimals) in the space provided with a permanent marker.
Fill TareWare with rice, beans, nuts, oils, vinegar or anything sold in bulk.
At check-out, the cashier will subtract the tare weight and charge you only for the food inside.
Bring along a very thin tipped sharpie permanent marker and a funnel.
Place your TareWare right inside your cloth tote bags and put them all by the door, in your bike bag, or in the trunk of your car so you won't leave home without your TareWare kit.
TareWare will have an ever changing and expanding selection of designs by the best artists. TareWare is not only useful, it's beautiful, radical, useable art - with a purpose.
What Does "Tare" Mean?
The Tare is the weight of the container. Fill your container with bulk food and the cashier will subtract the container weight, charging you only for the food inside.
Look at a scale for weighing food and you will see a button labeled "tare." Place a container on the scale, press the tare button, and the weight shown on the display goes to zero. You then place the food inside of the container and the scale registers the weight of the food, without the container weight. Haul trucks also use a tare system for weighing the amount of goods being hauled. For example, an empty truck will pull onto a large scale, the operator presses the tare button, and then the truck is filled with goods. The scale weighs only the amount of goods being hauled. When you go to the butcher counter or the prepared food counter of your grocery store, notice that when the clerk places the empty container to be filled on the scale, the container's weight will show up on the display. The clerk then presses the tare button and the display registers zero. When the clerk fills that container with food, you are, of course, charged only for the food inside. Got it? So TareWare is like Tupperware, but with the Tare Weight clearly labeled on the container so that it can be subtracted even after it is filled with food!