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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

Enjoy a Waste-Free Lunch With These Food Wrap Ideas

 August 9, 2016

We’ve already given you six reasons why you should bag the plastic baggie. Our solution to the 20,000,000 sandwich bags thrown away every year was to create a reusable food kozy. Today we’ve listed three of our favorite food wrap recipes just in time for you to pack your waste-free lunch! Avocado Egg Salad Wraps…Read the full article

Back-to-School Breakfast Ideas for the Whole Family!

 August 1, 2016

Back to school is just around the corner! Early mornings don’t have to be rushed preparing breakfast and packing lunch. Today we’ve listed three of our favorite recipes for an easy and nutritious back-to-school breakfast. These recipes are fun and easy to make with your children. It’s the perfect opportunity to introduce them to the…Read the full article

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