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Plastic Pollution and The Plastics BAN List

 May 29, 2017

Thanks to research done by four organizations devoted to solving the plastic pollution problem, we now know the most harmful plastic products on the market in California—and the alternatives. The Plastics BAN List is a comprehensive list of the most common discarded plastic items with information about their impact on the environment. Most of the worst offenders…Read the full article

Five Last-Minute DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

 May 11, 2017

Mother’s Day is coming up and many of us try hard not to buy into the holiday shopping frenzy and instead celebrate with gifts that are more thoughtful and less wasteful. Let’s keep it up! Here are some useful and meaningful ideas for DIY Mother’s Day gifts: Homemade salve From one of our favorite blogs, Food 52, this naturally…Read the full article

Guest Post: Six Things You Didn’t Know About Plastic

 April 14, 2017

Think you know what’s in your coffee cup… or closet? Think again—it could contain a type of plastic that’s polluting the environment and/or endangering your health. With nearly a decade spent committed to the fight against marine plastic pollution, The 5 Gyres Institute shares these tips on discovering hidden plastic—and going #plasticfree. 1. Your faux-fur…Read the full article

6 Toxins in Household Cleaning Products

 March 14, 2017

It’s easy to assume that household and personal cleaning products are clean and safe. However, most are loaded with toxic chemicals that can have negative effects on our health and the environment. There are no federal regulations related to safety standards when it comes to common household cleaning products. This means that manufacturers can put just about anything…Read the full article

5 Reasons to Step Up Your Food Storage with Stainless Steel

 February 13, 2017

Plastic food storage is certainly affordable and lightweight, but research shows that plastic can often leach chemicals into our food and drinks, which can harm our health. In addition to the adverse health effects, plastics are polluting our planet at an alarming rate. Take steps to swap out old plastic containers that degrade after prolonged use, and replace…Read the full article

Top 10 Healthy Home Tips for 2017

 January 19, 2017

Start the New Year by taking steps to create a healthy home. Simple changes can have a huge impact on your health and the health of the planet. Here are our top ten healthy home tips for the new year: 1. Question plastic Plastics not only pollute our planet, but research has shown that some plastics…Read the full article

Favorite Holiday Traditions from the U Konserve Team

 December 23, 2016

In the spirit of the holiday season, the U Konserve team has shared our favorite holiday traditions, including the funny, heartwarming and steal-worthy below—and we’d love to hear about yours on our Facebook page or Twitter! ‘Tis the season… Chance Claxton, Co-Founder “Going to the ballet in San Francisco. This year we are mixing it up, foregoing the Nutcracker…Read the full article

Enjoy a Green Christmas this Holiday Season

 December 19, 2016

A green Christmas might not be on everyone’s wish list. After all, nothing says Christmas quite like a soft snowfall and blanket of white on the ground and trees. But an environmentally friendly Christmas is something that everyone can embrace. Ensuring that your holiday season is eco-protecting doesn’t have to mean shunning traditions; it just…Read the full article

Host a Zero-Waste Holiday Party This Year

 December 9, 2016

Every December is an occasion for celebration. Friends and family enjoy gathering to celebrate the holidays and new year, but you might be concerned about the impact these events could have on the planet. Fortunately, a zero-waste holiday party is easy to host and fun to attend.  Here are a few of our top zero-waste tips for…Read the full article

5 Reasons We Love the Tiny House Movement

 November 4, 2016

Tiny Houses have taken over home TV shows, the internet, and many home and garden magazines. But what exactly is the tiny house movement? Simply put, it is a social movement where people are choosing to downsize the space they live in. The typical American home is about 2,600 square feet, whereas the typical small or…Read the full article