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Reaffirm your Commitment to Protect the Planet

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Cast a Vote for the Environment this Election Day

 

Every election season usually brings plenty of discussion about the environment (we hope), and usually a few environmental ballot measures as well. This election highlights some new proposals that, if passed, we hope could become common practices throughout the nation. California’s Prop 67: Plastic Bag Ban In 2014, California passed a law to phase out single-use plastic bags,…Read the full article

The Benefits of a Plastic-Free Kitchen

 

From storing last night’s leftovers to shopping at the grocery store, plastic is everywhere, especially in your kitchen. It is important to understand that some plastics contain a hazardous mix of chemicals, such as: Phthalates, which affect the reproductive system BPA (bisphenol-A), which disrupts the endocrine system by mimicking the female hormone estrogen As you may…Read the full article

Eco-Friendly Back-To-School Infographic!

 

  Shop for back-to-school food storage containers and accessories. View our popular lunch packing products here.

How To Pack A Waste-Free Lunch With Your Kids

 

School is back in session, and the kids are transitioning from summer break to classrooms and after-school activities. It’s not always easy to get back into the swing of things, but one of our favorite activities is packing a waste-free lunch with our kids. Preparing and packing lunches the night before saves time during busy mornings…Read the full article

Try this Eco-Friendly Challenge with our Partner Turning Green

 

At U•Konserve, we are so grateful to partner with some of the best eco-friendly organizations who’s values are aligned with our vision to protect the environment and foster healthy communities. Turning Green is devoted to education and advocacy around environmentally sustainable and socially responsible choices for individuals, schools and communities. Through many community programs and challenges…Read the full article

3 Recipes for our Round Stainless Steel Lunch Containers

 

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