U Konserve

Buy once. Reuse forever.

Who They Are

As co-founders Lynn Julian’s and Chance Claxton’s families grew, they knew they needed to find a solution to all the single-use lunch baggies, drink cartons, and plastic containers leaving their homes. With this goal in mind, they created their first waste-free lunch kit and in 2008, U Konserve was born. Beyond just creating a wide range of durable, long-lasting products, they aimed to offer reusable and innovative solutions that could change the behavior of consumers to help the planet. That same goal still drives U Konserve’s mission today–inspiring them to never stop thinking how they can create a unique low-impact solution to the single-use problem.

U Konserve offers high-quality, long-lasting, and sustainably designed products to minimize waste throughout each product’s life cycle. The longer U Konserve products last, the fewer disposables are used, allowing U Konserve to reach their collective goal of reducing food-packaging waste overall. Each of their non-toxic products that are tested by CPSIA-accredited independent labs to ensure they are free of BPAs, phthalates and lead, so you can cut down on waste and protect your health at the same time.

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Why We Like Them

U Konserve believes that true success is not driven by profit alone, but by the amount of good that can be done with that profit. As a certified B Corp, U Konserve has upheld this mindset and met rigorous third party standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Their company was started with the mission of making the planet a healthier place; so it only seemed natural to founders Lynn Julian and Chance Claxton to team up with the ever-growing team of over 1,700 B Corps that are using business as a force of good.

As a mission-driven company, U Konserve depends on environmental health to be their guide, and contributes to our planet’s health by giving a portion of their profits back to our Earth through 1% for the Planet. U Konserve believes that small changes and consistent, daily actions can have a huge impact on the global movement to help our planet and that organizations like themselves support the cause to make real change happen. That’s why they’ve joined more than 1,200 environmentally conscious companies and brands as part of 1% for the Planet, donating 1% of their total annual profits to organizations that support the health of our Earth in categories like water, energy, reforestation, and more.

Several years ago, U Konserve received a grant from Eileen Fisher for Women Entrepreneurs, which helped grow their business immensely. Today, they pay it forward by giving back to various organizations that support their mission, including Healthy Child Healthy World, 5 Gyres, Grades of Green and Turning Green. By giving back to charities that give back to the Earth, they further the cycle of giving and get a little closer to their end goal of a happy, healthy planet!

  • Phthalate Free
    Phthalate Free
  • B Corp
    B Corp
  • Sustainable Lifestyle
    Sustainable Lifestyle
  • Sustainably Harvested
    Sustainably Harvested
  • 1% for the Planet
    1% for the Planet
  • Charitable
  • BPA Free
    BPA Free
  • Bamboo

Phthalates are found in toys, electronics, personal care products, plastic wraps, containers, and more. These petroleum based chemicals help soften plastics, and bind fragrances to perfumes, deodorants, creams, and other personal care products. Phthalates are are not chemically bound, meaning they can easily get released into the air, water, or your body, just by using the products as intended. Phthalates have been found to disrupt the endocrine system, which can cause reproductive damage, hormonal imbalances, infertility, mood changes, metabolism changes, and more.

The B Lab is a third-party, non-profit organization that certifies companies as socially and environmentally responsible. B Corps are businesses that go above and beyond traditional business models and aim to create positive change in the world through their practices. These companies must meet rigorous transparency and accountablity standards, while doing what is best for people and the environment.

This product helps promote a more sustainable lifestyle. Whether it encourages re-use and the movement away from disposable products, or it promotes sustainable actions like recycling and composting, this product can help you lower your environmental footprint.

Some or all of the ingredients or materials used to produce this item have been sustainably harvested. Sustainable practices involve managing land in ways that prevent overharvesting, preserve the natural ecosystems and animal habitats, and ensure a sustainable harvest for the future.

This company partners with 1% for the Planet, a nonprofit organization that helps promote environmental stewardship. Members commit to donating at least 1% of their sales to the program, which helps connect them to high-impact environmental nonprofits across the globe.

This company donates a portion of their time or profits to charitable efforts in their community or abroad.

Products that are labeled as BPA free do not contain Bisphenol A, a chemical commonly found in plastic products. Studies on BPA exposure have shown that high levels of BPA could lead to hormone disruption, effects on behavior and brain function, reproductive problems, breast cancer, heart disease, infertility, and more.

As a member of the grass family, bamboo is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. It requires no irrigation, pesticides or fertilizers to grow, and can be harvested within 3-5 years, as compared to approximately 30+ years for traditional hardwoods. Bamboo is extremely adaptable and produces more oxygen per acre than large tree species, while using a fraction of the water to grow. Its durable and lightweight qualities make bamboo a great alternative for hard wood products!

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