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How It's Made: Mason Jars

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How It's Made: Mason Jars
Facts/Statistics
A mason jar is used for canning and preserving food most of the time, other times people use mason jars for crafts. They are used daily by many people in the world for art and food purposes
How It's Made: Raw Materials
The raw materials used in mason jars are; silica sand, soda ash, limestone, and cullet (peices of recycled glass)
How It's Made: The Extraction
Silica Sand- Open-pit mining
Soda Ash- Extracted from deposits 1700ft below the surface
Limestone- Large pits are dug and machines are used to dig it out or it is blown out using dynamite
Cullet (recycled glass)- Recycled glass
Mason Jars
A mason jar is a wide-mouthed glass jar with a screw on top. It is mainly used for canning and preserving food.
How It's Made: Processing
The limestone, soda ash, silica sand, and cullet are all heated to 2800 degrees Fahrenheit in a furnace, the liquid is then delivered in to the individual sections by feeders. The liquid hardens and molds in to glass jars.
How It's Made: Transportation
Once the glass jars are made and ready for consumers, they are tranported by truck from the factory to the consumers.
When the glass jars have been transported to the consumers, they are sold at places like Walmart and craft stores.
How It's Made: Consumption Of Object
How To Decrease The Invironmental Impact
A way to decrease the environmental impact is by recycling the used glass to make cullet (peices of recycled glass) which can be melted and molded in to different bottles and jars.
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