get a consol solar jar

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Submitted by sproutingforth on Tue, 2012-01-24 11:29.

We've just got one of these really nifty, and pretty solar jars from Consol.

The solar jar has a wee solar panel in the lid of the jar that stores energy during the day. It then releases light at night; a fun and sustainable alternative light supply - great for when the lights go out (they're threatening blackouts again soon).

The solar panelling, when placed in the sunlight, powers the LED batteries for almost six hours before it needs to be recharged.

And it comes with a little click or ‘switch’ so that the light can be controlled - it is not automatically 'on' and working when you don't want it to be.

Great gift idea, and green credentials - the glass jars are 100% recyclable and on average each Consol Glass container consists of 35% recycled content.

cost: R120/R150

where can you get one? At Consol retail outlets in Woodmead (Gauteng) and Stellenbosch (Cape Town) or on the website www.solarjar.co.za

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Consol Glass

Consol has had a quality problem recently. Is this glass shatterprufe?

http://ecofootprintsa.blogspot.com/2012/01/urgent-consol-glass-container-update.html

exploding jars

Like most glass containers, I doubt it is shatterprufe. But I also doubt it's about to explode. The glass jar is the same used in their range of screw top jars, so I don't think it was part of the glass container recall. Am trying to view the consol website to find more details, but looks like they have some website issues too.