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5 Reasons College Students Should Switch to a Reusable Coffee Cup

 March 5, 2017

Luckily this generation of college students is way ahead of their parents when it comes to environmental awareness. But in some ways our current culture is more dependent on using and tossing in the name of convenience, and that daily cup of coffee is no exception. Using a disposable coffee cup can take a toll on our…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

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

Waste-Free Christmas with U Konserve

 December 21, 2016

There’s still time to give healthy and waste-free Christmas gifts for everyone on your list. Give the gift of homemade granola, cookies, hot cocoa or other wholesome goodies in our reusable containers, all while giving the gift of reducing waste. According to the EPA, the volume of household waste in the United States generally increases 25…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

Sustainable Stocking Stuffers for the Holidays

 December 8, 2016

The holidays are a joyous season, but unfortunately they can wreak havoc on the environment. If you’re trying to reduce your environmental footprint, then you’ll want to make sure to have an eco-friendly Christmas. With a little planning, it’s possible to purchase eco-friendly gifts and sustainable stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. Here are our top 8 picks for…Read the full article

Head Back to School with the U•Konserve Team!

 August 17, 2016

With back-to-school just around the corner, we decided to go behind the scenes at U•Konserve and interview the team for their top waste-free lunch tips! Below we hear from co-founders Lynn and Chance as well as the head of the marketing team, Wendy. 1. How do you get your family into the back-to-school routine after summer…Read the full article

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 Harm In Plastic Packaging

 July 21, 2016

Each year, millions of tons of plastic packaging get thrown away worldwide with only half of it getting recycled. In many cases, it’s hard to reduce the packaging that products get shipped in without risking damage to the products. Delicate glass products and sensitive electronic equipment, for example, must be packaged in protective containers, most often made from…Read the full article

Clean Living: DIY Household Cleaners

 June 20, 2016

Clean living starts at home with the products you use to keep the house tidy.  There are a host of products that you use every day around the house that can be more harmful than you realize. Whether the product contains ingredients that are damaging to your health or were packaged in unsustainable materials, these are…Read the full article