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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

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

Is Recycling Plastic a Waste?

 July 8, 2016

Recycling is a mainstream practice in the U.S. While we may think of it as a positive solution to our plastic problem, the impact of recycling stretches far beyond the bin. Plastic is a major source of energy waste on the environment, and recycling contributes to that impact in a way that shouldn’t be underestimated….Read the full article

Plastic Free: Recipe to Kick The Habit

 July 4, 2016

Plastic is all around us.  Understanding the facts about plastic pollution is the first step, but changing habits can be key to clean living.  While the thought of going completely plastic free can seem daunting, there is a simple recipe to follow to get started and make an impact. Below are 7 key ingredients for…Read the full article

Be Environmentally Friendly: Plastic Free July

 June 30, 2016

Summer is here and it’s time for travel, beach days, picnics and camping. But with all of these fun activities comes the inevitable piles of trash—and all of this single-use waste ends up polluting our environment.  The solution is to not only pick up trash, but to plan ahead and be environmentally friendly by packing with reusable…Read the full article

Top 10 Healthy Kitchen Tips

 June 23, 2016

Your kitchen is the center of your home. Keeping it germ-free and using natural, safe products for you and your family is a top priority. With this in mind, we partnered with Healthy Child Healthy World to create this Do and Don’t infographic on our top 10 healthy kitchen tips that you can use as…Read the full article

Know Your Plastic: Plastic Numbers Explained

 May 16, 2016

  Plastic is a part of our daily lives. From the clothes we wear to the utensils we eat with, plastic has become a staple in the products we buy daily. But what plastics are safe to use and what plastics should we avoid? Follow this guide for an overview of the different types of…Read the full article

How to Say No to Disposable Cups With Style

 May 4, 2016

We resolve never to purchase disposable cups, plates or utensils again.  We resist buying paper towels, plastic baggies, and plastic wrap. We replace our worn plastic containers with non-toxic glass and stainless steel. It starts becoming easy to live a sustainable lifestyle at home. But it gets tricky when we leave the house. The ultimate…Read the full article