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Lids Available!

Been a customer for a while and have had lids disappear over the years? We have a solution! We want our products to be used and REUSED for years to come, so for many of our products we sell individual lids to replace those that have gone missing. We also offer NEW clear lids!

Lids Available! Get the Facts!

Back-to-school is here and many schools start off with a waste-free message. Contribute to the conversation! Read below, SHARE with your school and learn about our Waste-Free Challenge for schools.

  • On average, a school-age child using a disposable lunch generates 67 pounds of lunch waste per school year (18,760 pounds of lunch waste per elementary school).
    Solution: Try reusable stainless steel containers to cut down on packaged, single-serving foods.
  • A waste-free lunch saves on average $216 per child per year (versus a disposable lunch).
    Solution: To keep saving, try reusable Food Kozies to cut down on disposable plastic bags, and see our Cost Comparison for more facts.
  • The North Pacific Garbage Patch, the largest of the five gyres, is twice the size of Texas and contains about 3.5 million tons of trash.
    Solution: Try a reusable insulated lunch sack made from recycled bottles!
  • Packaging accounts for nearly 32 percent of all household waste in the U.S.
    Solution: Try a reusable snack bag to eliminate single-serving packaging.
  • Americans discard 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour.
    Solution: Try a reusable stainless steel bottle.
  • 40 billion plastic utensils are used every year in the U.S. 
    Solution: Try a reusable bamboo utensil.
  • Americans use 500 million plastic straws every day. Placed end to end, the number of disposable straws used in the U.S. in the past 4 days would reach the moon.
    Solution: Try a reusable stainless steel straw.
  • About 23 billion coated paper or Styrofoam cups end up in landfills every year. Placed end to end, they would circle the earth about 68 times.
    Solution: Try a reusable insulated stainless steel coffee cup.
  • Every year Americans throw away 100 billion plastic bags. The average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year, that’s more than 4 bags a day.
    Solution: Try a reusable market tote made from recycled cotton.
Watch and Get Inspired

At age 13, Severn Suzuki talked about our environmental crisis during her profound speech at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, and she’s still a passionate advocate for the Earth two decades later.

Konservingly,

Chance and Lynn
Co-founders
www.kidskonserve.com

Chance and Lynn

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