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Reduce Household Waste this Holiday Season with Kids Konserve™ Reusable Food Packing Systems
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 10, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 10, 2011) – According to the EPA and Use Less Stuff, household waste increases by more than 25 percent (one million tons) from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, due to increased food waste, shopping bags, packaging, holiday wrapping paper, bows and ribbons. Moreover, in the U.S., annual trash from gift-wrap and shopping bags totals four million tons (Use Less Stuff).

Kids KonserveTM, manufacturer of non-toxic, reusable, waste-free lunch and snack packing items for kids – and adults with its new U-Konserve line – offers multiple solutions to help keep holiday festivities from impacting the already overloaded landfills. From waste-free “gift” bags in the form of reusable lunch sacks and grocery totes, to eco-savvy containers for Thanksgiving-leftover meals and snacks on-the-go, Kids Konserve and U-Konserve have a greener holiday season in the bag.

Reusable, Multi-Purpose Gift Bags
Instead of opting for expensive, single-use paper gift bags, try out one of the festive recycled cotton canvas lunch sacks (at left) or the Snak Pak (above), which function as both a gift bag and a gift. The waste-free Snak Pak includes a bright green cotton drawstring bag, cloth napkin, Food Kozy™, 8-oz. stainless steel leak-proof food container and recycled aluminum nametag, making it a fun and practical self-wrapped gift (MSRP: $12). The Kids Konserve Recycled Caterpillar Canvas Sack (at left, MSRP $13) features a red-and-green theme that will work well under the Christmas tree while also livening up everyday lunches.

Reusable Shopping Bags
Before you head out to the supermarket or mall for holiday shopping, grab U-Konserve’s new Go-To- Market Tote (at right), a large, reusable shopping bag made from 100 percent recycled cotton, featuring internal pockets for keys and personal items (MSRP $38).

Gifts that Give Back
What’s better than a gift that helps save money and the environment? A great stocking stuffer, 20 oz, brightly colored and creatively decorated stainless steel water bottles and stainless steel coffee cups cut down on daily beverage costs and omit associated waste (MSRP: $17 – $18).

Reusable, Waste-Free Food Containers
Maximize holiday feast leftovers by packing up waste-free lunches with U-Konserve or Kids Konserve lunch kits. Leftover-turkey sandwich? Wrap it up in a Food Kozy™ made from non-toxic plastic, which also doubles as a placemat (MSRP: two for $9). Dump cranberry sauce into a food-grade (304) stainless steel leak-proof food container with plastic lid (MSRP: two for $18.50). Keep winter soup steamy with the leak-proof stainless steel insulated food jar (pictured at right, MSRP: $20), and the rest of lunch cool with the insulated Lunch Tote (made from nine recycled PET #1 plastic bottles) with an Ice Pak and Sweat-Free Cover (MSRP: $29 and $11.50).

Kids Konserve™offers a complete line of waste-free lunch and snack packing solutions, and is dedicated to educating families, schools and the general consumer on the importance of ‘reuse’ through its non-toxic, non-leaching, waste-free products. Kids Konserve products can be purchased at www.KidsKonserve.com, as well as through retailers such as Whole Foods and Amazon.com. To see the Kids Konserve lines, please visit www.KidsKonserve.com. Editors seeking more information may contact Holly Padove or Jamie Relth at (805) 773-1000 or email [email protected].

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