WOW! This is such a huge problem in the food industry today that is only just beginning to be recognised as such; although it is true that many of the larger packaging items we consume can be recycled, it is sadly also the case that the majority of smaller packages cannot--and this is often overlooked. Imagine: billions of tiny pieces of plastic (which we now know cause the most damage to wildlife due to their scale) destined to litter the soil and oceans for thousands of years to come.
There has to be a less destructive way for us to us to enjoy our condiments and cosmetics! And fortunately for all of us you seem to have found it, and I applaud you for it.