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10 Upcycling Ideas for Kids

 October 4, 2016

Upcycling is simply recycling with a twist…the term is used to describe the growing trend of reusing, restoring or repurposing old furniture, clothing or goods from around the house. The goal is to lower your footprint and save items from landfill by turning them into something useful. Cork Stamps Wine corks can easily be repurposed…Read the full article

Artists Changing The Way We See Single-Use Plastic

 September 20, 2016

Today nearly every person on the planet comes into contact with some form of plastic packaging on a daily basis. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, worldwide use of plastic has increased 20 times in the past 50 years, and it is expected to double in the next 20 years. While many companies and organizations focus on plastic waste facts to raise…Read the full article

Organizations Who Are Changing The Way We See Straws

 September 16, 2016

For the month of September, we’ve partnered with many impressive organizations to spread the #SwitchtheStraw message. These organizations feel just as passionate about reusable straws as we do! Below are a few like-minded campaigns supporting the movement to eliminate plastic straws: The Last Plastic Straw The Last Plastic Straw’s main focus is to educate the public on disposable plastics and the harm…Read the full article

Understanding the Lifecycle of Plastic Straws

 September 13, 2016

This month we are focusing our efforts on the impact of plastic straws on the environment. Daily, 500 million single-use straws are used in the United States alone, enough to fill 127 school buses. Understanding how plastic straws impact you is just as important as understanding the impact they have on the environment. How plastic straws…Read the full article

Five Reasons to Switch the Straw (Infographic)

 September 8, 2016

Similar to disposable plastic bags, plastic straws are used for only a few minutes, but remain in the environment forever. They end up on our beaches and in our oceans. They become a hazard to animals and ecosystems. Now is the time to switch the straw and choose reusable straws or go without. This month we…Read the full article

It’s Not Just a Straw, It’s a Movement

 September 1, 2016

Today, 500 Million plastic drinking straws were used . Eventually, they pile on top of other non-biodegradable items contribute to a problem that we can’t solve overnight. A plastic straw is a standard at any fast food chain, and many sit-down restaurants automatically serve them in drinks. People use them at home and never think…Read the full article

3 Recipes for our Round Stainless Steel Lunch Containers

 August 22, 2016

Today we tackle easy ideas for our round stainless steel lunch containers.  With different size options and leak-proof lids, these containers are our go to for packing daily snacks, salads, fresh fruits and veggies. Here are a few recipes we love for back-to-school: Tomato Basil Quinoa with Turkey Ingredients 1 cup dry quinoa 1 lb lean…Read the full article

Go Green at School this Year with these Fun Programs!

 August 20, 2016

Are you ready to go green and take your school year to the next level?  We’ve rounded up our top four favorite green school initiatives to integrate into your year.  These programs cover all ages so whether you’re 5 or 15, there is something for everyone! Turning Green’s Project Green Challenge: Project Green Challenge (PGC)…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