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Five Ways to Honor the Planet this Earth Day

 April 17, 2017

Our favorite day of the year is this Saturday, April 22, marking the birth of the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people acknowledge Earth Day every year by participating in planet-friendly activities, making it the largest civic observance in the world. The possibilities for participating are endless. Here are our favorite five ways to honor the…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

The Turning Green Waste-Free Starter Kit

 April 5, 2017

Our New Waste-Free Starter Kit New this month, we’re teaming up with our partner, Turning Green, to offer our first waste-free starter kit with four of our most popular reusable essentials. When transitioning to a zero-waste lifestyle, preparation is half the battle. Most people see the benefit and have the motivation to change habits, but they just don’t know where…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 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

I Tried Going Completely Plastic Free for a Day

 February 27, 2017

Living zero waste is second nature to me, but my attempt to go plastic free for a day didn’t even last until noon. I knew eliminating plastic would take some thought, but figured it would be easy enough for one day. My family is used to refilling shampoo bottles, using bar soap in the kitchen and banning Ziplocs. I was up for the…Read the full article

Reaffirm your Commitment to Protect the Planet

 January 30, 2017

It is at the core of our mission to give back to organizations that are aligned with our vision to protect the planet and foster healthy communities. Our planet needs us now more than ever. Will you make a pledge with us for the environment? Volunteer, donate, advocate, vote and support products that inherently help our fragile…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

Black Friday Purchases that Change Habits

 November 23, 2016

This is a tough one…we want to get our products in the hands of as many people as possible to help eliminate single-use waste, but we also want to balance that with a message of slowing down the mindless shopping frenzy that starts on Black Friday and continues through the holiday season. Chances are, if…Read the full article

Wellness Tips for Fall as the Seasons Change

 November 8, 2016

Fall can be a challenging adjustment on your health and wellness after the long, warm days of Summer sunshine. With shorter hours of daylight and cooler weather, Fall can take a toll on your physical and mental health. However, by following a few of these wellness tips you can keep your health in check and…Read the full article