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Back-to-School with Stainless Steel Lunch Containers

 August 16, 2016

Back-to-school means back to packing lunches! Save time, energy and have fun with the kids by packing waste-free lunches in stainless steel lunch containers. You’ll eat healthier by packing homemade, non-packaged foods. Practice healthy portion control and pack balanced meals full of your kid’s favorite foods. Removable dividers transform stainless steel lunch containers into bento-style…Read the full article

The Incredible Eight: A Celebration of Our 8th Anniversary

 August 12, 2016

This time of year is always a milestone for me, a time of reflection. Eight years ago in 2008, my daughter McLaine entered kindergarten and we began Kids Konserve .  We launched with what I thought would be our only product: a Waste-Free Lunch Kit. Together with my friend and co-founder, we were ready to…Read the full article

Back-to-School Giveaway with U Konserve & Friends

 August 9, 2016

It’s here! Back to school has arrived with its early mornings, homework, and afterschool activities. We want you and your family to be extra prepared, and leave your footprints in the playground, not in the landfill. So we’ve asked some of our waste-reducing, earth-loving friends to join us for a Back-to-School Giveaway. Enter to win…Read the full article

Enjoy a Waste-Free Lunch With These Food Wrap Ideas

 August 9, 2016

We’ve already given you six reasons why you should bag the plastic baggie. Our solution to the 20,000,000 sandwich bags thrown away every year was to create a reusable food kozy. Today we’ve listed three of our favorite food wrap recipes just in time for you to pack your waste-free lunch! Avocado Egg Salad Wraps…Read the full article

Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas for the Whole Family!

 August 1, 2016

Back to school is just around the corner! Early mornings don’t have to be rushed preparing breakfast and packing lunch. Today we’ve listed three of our favorite recipes for an easy and nutritious back-to-school breakfast. These recipes are fun and easy to make with your children. It’s the perfect opportunity to introduce them to the…Read the full article

Skip Toxic Plastic and Go BPA-Free Today

 July 28, 2016

It’s hiding in the lining of cans, baby bottles, toys, and in other plastic items that most people use every day. Bisphenol-A (BPA) in plastic has become an issue of concern as people raise questions about its safety. Even Canada has taken a stand and openly calls BPA toxic. Should you go BPA-free? The Dangers of BPA…Read the full article

DIY Reusable Straw Sleeves for Back to School

 July 25, 2016

It’s the final week of Plastic Free July! In celebration, we want to share our favorite recipe for making straw sleeves to carry your reusable straws on the go. Don’t own a reusable straw yet? Here’s why you should think twice before using plastic: Americans use 500 million plastic straws every day. Placed end to…Read the full article

Kids Craft Ideas For Summer Vacation

 July 18, 2016

We’ve officially hit the halfway mark for summer vacation. The days are longer and the kids are looking for new activities to keep them occupied. Now that it’s warm enough to once again be spending the entire day outdoors, there are all sorts of awesome kids craft ideas and materials to be found outside and around…Read the full article

Refuse Single-Use Plastics for A Week

 July 15, 2016

As a friend of U Konserve and a recent admirer of the waste-free and reusable communities, I was excited at the opportunity to sign up for the plastic-free July challenge. The task was simple: refuse single-use plastics for a week and write about my experience. Being in my late twenties, I’ve grown up in a…Read the full article

Plastic-Free Grocery Shopping

 July 11, 2016

By now you’re aware of the importance of bringing your own reusable grocery shopping bag and skipping the plastic, but what about for your produce or bulk goods? With the theme of plastic-free July in mind, we compiled our favorite recipe for making your own produce and bulk bags to bring along with you on your next…Read the full article