Nicole Alderman wrote:But, I wish I could get something less toxic that wasn't also drinkable...
raven ranson wrote:I want to re-use my glass jars, but those pesky labels are impossible to get off.
Anyone know how to remove labels from glass jars?
Nick Mason wrote:Here is a much too simple fix for remedying this problem. Perhaps we should start lobbying the manufacturers to stop using labels which are impossible or very difficult to remove? It is pertinent to note that a lot of these labels are plastic based. Why do the labels need to be plastic which requires an adhesive which is probably petroleum based? Having to shred these labels to remove them must be contributing to plastic contamination of the water used in the process. Let alone the use of alcoholic solvents to deal with the adhesive residues. Much better to use a paper label with an appropriate adhesive which allows easy removal by the hot water soaking method. Am I being too simplistic?
Jan White wrote:Different glues come off with different methods, as well. After you've done the hot water thing and removed the paper part of the label, check if the remaining glue will just wash off with water and soap. A lot of them will. Some come off best with acetone, some with Goo Gone, whatever that consists of. My husband gets pretty obsessive about getting labels off jars and has different products he uses. I've started just ignoring the labels and glue. They'll either come off with washing eventually or not and that's good enough for me.