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Store and pour liquids and eliminate plastic containers by reusing  Mason Jars with reCap.
Store and pour liquids and eliminate plastic containers by reusing Mason Jars with reCap.
824 backers pledged $16,325 to help bring this project to life.

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Backstory

After 150 years of using mason jars, we still only have a cumbersome 2-piece canning lid and a leaky plastic storage cap.  I created reCAP from the desire to drink beverages and pour homemade salad dressing from my mason jars.

About the pour cap

It's a plastic screw cap that fits standard mason jars.  The design was inspired by the classic American zinc cap, but enhanced with the practicality of BPA-free recyclable plastic. With reCap, you can now easily reuse your mason jars for drinking or mixing dressing.

What are some ways to use these?

Serve, Pour & Store:

·      Homemade sauces, dressings, etc

·      Tea, water, beverages

·      Pantry items such as sugar, flour, raisins, etc. Buy bulk foods and store in the healthier glass mason jars. 

·      Paint and other hobby supplies

·      Home spa treatments

·      Save your beverage from beer pong mishaps

What is the money for?

Designing and building the molds.  It took months to capture the aesthetic of the vintage zinc caps. The final design is nearly complete and the next step is to “print” the final, final, final prototype.  After that the mold design then the mold itself.  Building the mold will take about 6 weeks from time of funding. After that, we'll produce the caps and ship them to you! All design, molding and production is done in Erie, PA.  

What’s next?

I designed other caps each with a different functional use (such as a spoon/shaker cap) but need to get the first one off the ground.

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    Thank you! Every dollar helps bring the mason jar cap closer to reality.

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    You have just pre-ordered TWO of your own pour-style reCAP Mason Jar Caps. You are among the first on the planet to own one and give a huge boost to independent design delivered fresh from Erie, PA, USA. (US shipping included; add $3 for international)

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    Family Pack of five pour caps. (US shipping included; add $5 for international)

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    TWO pour caps with TWO Mason Jars. You'll also receive a homemade dressing recipe with a packet of Bragg herb sprinkle and Liquid Aminos - AND - tea bags for cold brewing green tea. All you have to do is put the tea in a mason jar with reCAP lid and shake.

    Enjoy the two best uses of the pour cap for mason jars! (US shipping included; add $10 for international)

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    Added by popular request, serious Mason Jar users will receive 10 caps with this pledge.
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    Above plus One Night Stay at TimberMist Bed and Breakfast in Erie PA. Home of the creator of reCAP, come to discuss your own project over breakfast! Get feedback and guidance from a family of entrepreneurs, artists and business professionals. We will collaborate with you to help solve problems and share lessons learned.

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    Wholesale or Party! Receive 100 caps perfect for small stores/co-ops or upcoming weddings, reunions, graduations. Shipping included, U.S. only.

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Funding period

- (45 days)