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U-konserve: Stainless Steel food containers in South Africa!

by | Jul 16, 2019 | Eco-Friendly Living, Things we love | 68 comments

It’s been months of waiting BUT finally U-KONSERVE has arrived! Top quality, stainless steel food containers in South Africa. It’s a dream come true for every “green mama” and just in time for #PlasticFreeJuly.

Last year we banned plastic water bottles opting for PURA Stainless Steel and this year we are pledging to reduce our plastic use even further, by switching over to reusable stainless steel food containers.

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More about U-KONVERSE…

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Committed to reducing the amount of trash we produce one meal at a time.

Designed in California and manufactured responsibly in China. U-KONVERSE stainless steel food containers are all made from 18/8 stainless steel. Most come with removable dividers and all items are BPA-free, dishwasher safe and leak-resistant!

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U-KONSERVE is also a member of 1% for the Planet, and have pledged to donate 1% of their annual sales to non-profit organisations that benefit the environment.

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In 2015 U-KONSERVE also earned certification as a B Corporation, an acknowledgment of their commitment to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

  • Some of our favourite items available locally are: The 3L Divided Big Bowl. 3 Nesting Trio with 473ml, 266ml and 148ml bowls as well as the set of 2 Small Round Containers, 148ml each.

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  • For school and packed lunches: The 0.7L Divided Rectangle, 1.5L Divided Go-To Large and the 0.9L Divided Go-To Medium.

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  • Best for liquids: The Insulated Food Jar and Insulated Wine / Beverage Tumbler.

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The Insulated Tumbler, a reusable solution to the one million disposable cups headed to landfills every minute.

Keep your wine, ice-tea and cocktails ice cold while you sip. And never reheat another cup of coffee or tea… This little tumbler will keep it warm for hours – I tested it well! Every mama needs one for sure.

How to use your U-KONSERVE Stainless Steel food containers

  • The Nesting Trio and 2 Small Round Container sets are perfect for travel. Store fruits, nuts, puffs and just about any other favourite snack. We also use these for storing hummus, guacamole and other spreads and sauces.

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  • The Divided Big Bowl is my favourite! Use the removable dividers to create 2 OR 4 sections OR use the container without any dividers for bigger items such as pies, tarts and even single layer cakes. This is a must for picnics, beach days, camping or sports events at school.

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  • Lunchtime doesn’t have to be boring either! The Insulated Food Jar keeps food hot OR cold for hours. Eliana can enjoy a proper meal after school in between extracurriculars and on days when Ava and I are on the go – I can still have her favourite pasta, soup or stew dish handy.

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  • The Divided To-Go Medium and Divided To-Go Rectangle work best for packed school lunches ensuring I can include a healthy variety and appropriate portion sizes.
  • Lastly, the Divided To-Go Large. A larger lunchbox for adults and older kids OR the perfect leftover food storage container. With 1.5L capacity this container holds a lot.

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Where to buy U-Konverse Stainless Steel food containers in South Africa?

U-KONSERVE are currently available online at FAITHFUL TO NATURE as well as  YUPPIECHEF.

Learn more about U-KONSERVE by watching the video below.

Giveaway closed CONGRATULATIONS Jonét Vd Westhuizen! Thanks to Healthy Home Box we are giving away an incredible U-KONSERVE hamper to the value of R1 600!

The hamper includes the following:
  • 1x Divided To-Go Large container
  • A divided To-Go Medium container
  • Big Mini snack pot
  • A small insulated tumbler
  • 1 Set of silicone straws

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How to enter:
  1. Leave us a comment below telling us what you are pledging to give up for #PlasticFreeJuly.
  2. Make sure you follow U-KONSERVE on Facebook or Instagram (both would be fab too).
  3. Follow us on either (or both) if you like, @justamammablog or @justamamma
  4. For extra entries be sure to enter on either this Facebook post or this Instagram post as well.

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COMPETITION RULES: 

  1. Only entries via Instagram, Facebook and comments left below will be considered.
  2. Instagram and Facebook is in no way responsible or associated with this giveaway.
  3. You need to follow @U-KONSERVE on Instagram and / or Facebook to qualify.
  4. Competition only open to South African residents residing in South Africa.
  5. Winner must be 18+ years old.
  6. Competition closes on the 31st of July 2019.
  7.  The winner is picked at random and announced on the 1st of August 2019. 
  8. This prize is not exchangeable or refundable.
  9. Please enter valid email and contact info. If we can not get hold of you within 48 hours a new winner will be picked.
  10. The greatest care will be taken when mailing your prize but Just a Mamma and U-KONSERVE SA do not accept any responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged goods.

Disclaimer: I received the U-KONSERVE goods mentioned above from Healthy Home Box to use and keep for the purposes of this review. 

For more ECO-FRIENDLY KITCHEN HACKS, check out our 5 WAYS TO REDUCE PLASTIC-USE!

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68 Comments

  1. Robyn Hunter

    We are are using soda stream from this month to try reduce using the cool drink bottles

    Reply
    • Zama Xobiso

      No longer buying plastic bags

      Reply
  2. Monica

    I will not use any shopping plastic bags , recycle my waste and we also use our bath water to wet the lawn and plants.

    Reply
    • Anusha Naidoo

      I have decided to use canvas bags for my shopping instead of buying plastic bags.

      Recieved a pack of Glass Straws which is great as it comes in a pouch and can even take it when we go out also has a soft brush to clean it with. No need to use plastic straws.

      Reply
    • Lynn Botha

      Definitely plastic bags, I’m avoiding those totally

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    • ncuthwakazi luke

      I recycle plastic bags and plastic bottles and use reusable shopping bags and glass straws

      Reply
  3. Hasina

    Shopping bags and plastic straws.

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    • Taneale McFarlane

      No more plastic shopping bags or water bottles!

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    • Mari

      Shower water is used for garden. Don’t buy plastic when shopping,i take a bag with also! All plastic and glass are separated and they come to take it away, and I don’t believe in plastic water bottles, clay or stainless steel water bottles are best.

      Reply
      • Deena Padayachee

        I use cloth bags instead of plastic bags to help our planet.

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  4. Theshnee Reddy

    #PlasticFreeJuly
    We have decided to not use plastic packets.. We have gotten those shopper bags.
    Also no more plastic straws.. We use Bonnie Bio straws

    Reply
  5. Belinda

    We use paper shopping bags. We fill yhe swimming pool with the rain water. All gutters have exstra pipes going to swimming pool and a tank to wet the grass and wash cars. We also use our bath water for garden. #greywater

    Reply
  6. Elria Jongbloed

    I will make my own shopping bags from material and NOT buy any more plastic shopping bags.

    Reply
  7. Sonja Nieuwoudt

    We have gradually eliminated using single use plastic containers where we can and its not always possible, it’s hard but once your mind shifts it’s a no brainer, that being said we need companies and sources to also join in where toiletries and other products are concerned. I am now in the process at looking at Essential oils and Young living making my own household cleaning products and eliminating buying cleaning products in single use plastic containers. We also taking our bamboo reusable cuppaccino cups everywhere so when buying take away coffees we are eliminating the use of plastic coffee lids. The list goes on but one step at a time.

    Reply
  8. Lyndy

    We have switched bottles of soap/shampoo for bars, plastic tooth running for bamboo, plastic straws for metal and bamboo ones, disposable razors for safety razors and bought eco coffee cups.

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  9. Janet Watson Perry

    #PlasticFreeJuly we have said goodbye to plastic shopping bags ?

    Reply
  10. Leanne

    We do not use any plastic shopping bags, only fabric ones. We also started to buy loose fruit and vegetables from a company that gets it directly from the farmers, so we receive it unwrapped and not in plastic bags. Should we use something with plastic we started to make eco-bricks that people will use to build houses with. You stuff all your plastic in a 2 litre bottle, so nothing goes into the bin.

    Reply
  11. Carolyn Augustus

    We are currently using re – usable straws, fabric shopping bags and recycling any plastic containers we have. #PlasticFreeJuly

    Reply
  12. Soraya asmal

    No more plastic bags, we dont use straws unless it’s paper ones & we support companies that make a genuine effort to save the planet.

    Reply
  13. Tharishia Ebrahim

    I’ve stopped drinking bottled water #PlasticFreeJuly

    Reply
  14. YVETTE VAN DER BERG

    Plastic shopping bags #PlasticFreeJuly

    Reply
  15. Tracey

    No supermarket bags and no fruit/veg single use plastic in our home – fresh bags and reusable totes only! Reduce, reuse, recycle, refuse.

    Reply
  16. Elana Steenkamp

    Definitely leaving shoppibg bags, straws and Tupperware for lunch!! And already using a glass water bottle

    Reply
  17. Portia Koenane

    Switching to bamboo tooth paste for my whole family & earbuds & refusing plastic straws and plastic bag #PlasticFreeJuly

    Reply
  18. Raihaanah Smith

    We are not using plastic straws and have bought reusable silicone straws. We are also recycling plastic shopping bags. #PlasticFreeJuly

    Reply
  19. Nicole Young

    We would be using silicon straws instead and glass or steel containers to make life easier and we would be using fabric shopping bags
    #plasticfree

    Reply
  20. Madelein

    I am given up plastic cutlery, straws and plastic shopping packets.

    Reply
    • Shae Schwenk

      This #PlasticFreeJuly I have given up all plastic straws(I have been using a glass straw for the last 4 months) as well as any take away foods that get packaged in styrofoam and their plastic cuttlery that comes with. I also take my own reusable shopping bags to do my grocery shopping as well as taking my own Silicone Depot coffee cup with me when I order a take-away coffee.

      Reply
  21. Janel Sunderlall

    This would really be an answer to my prayer. I hate those plastic lunch boxes.

    Reply
  22. Dominique Schwartz

    Plastic grocery bags are out and paper/material bags are in, stainless steel straws instead of the plastic ones at restuarants, kids wet wipes are from @purebeginnings because they are biodegradable and the packaging is recyclable and as I learn more about eco-friendly products i will be using them too.

    Reply
  23. Nicia Manders

    #PlasticFreeJuly ..
    We started using Silistraws a few months ago and I love how easy it is to use and clean,
    Then No more store plastic bags, I bought 2 big bags at our local checkers for our groceries amd I keep it in my handbag at all times. I also only buy milk in catrons which last longer amd saves the planet which is a win win.

    Reply
  24. Judele Singh

    #PlasticFreeJuly I use shopping bags instead of plastic bags, we don’t buy bottle water and don’t use straws

    Reply
  25. Chané Wolmarans

    We gave up plastic straws completely and buying veg in a box or reusable bags for #plastic freejuly

    Reply
  26. Kim Hoffe

    #PlasticFreeJuly
    I’m reducing my purchases of single-use plastic shopping bags as well as using reusable water bottles instead of purchasing drinking water on the go.

    Reply
  27. Stephanie Klugman

    I have pledged to give up plastic straws, plastic shopping bags and most of all prepackaged fruit and veg this #plasticfreejuly.

    Reply
  28. Ewie Erasmus

    We switched to reusable shopping bags quite a while ago but I am now buying as much loose fresh produce as possible (taking reusable material bags with) and we’re not using plastic straws anymore (using stainless and silicone). Also not using any take-away coffee cups and bringing my own with. We have been making our own compost for about five years now and started being more diligent about our recycling this month as part of our #PlasticFreeJuly pledge. We’re also using reusable bag storage in the fridge instead of traditional Ziploc/sandwich bags when needed. I would LOVE to replace all our plastic food containers!

    Reply
  29. Alexa Pohl

    No plastic straws, no plastic bags, use our soda stream instead of buying soda water, trying to move over to glass or stainless steel as far as possible… living in a small town on the Highveld makes things like buying fresh produce from markets & recycling difficult. So we do what we can.

    Reply
  30. Silvana Versfeld

    We have moved to canvas/recyclable bags ? and buying naked produce

    Reply
  31. Salome

    No more plastic shopping bags for me.

    Reply
  32. Moipone Tsoka-Islam

    I am willing to do anything to save the planet for the future generation. One contribution at a time.

    Reply
  33. Saamiya Ahmed

    I’m willing to give up plastic shopping bags and plastic straws. We need to save our planet for us and our future generations ?

    Reply
  34. Loreal Duplessis

    I am giving up plastic straws because its harmful for the environment and sea creatures.

    Reply
  35. Bhavana Singh

    #PlasticFreeJuly
    No more plastics, only eco friendly products will be used. I will also purchase U Konserve products which are stainless steel, much healthier, also they contributebto non profit organisations and help the environment.

    Reply
  36. Judy Padayachee

    No more plastic bags for me l have switched to canvas and recycled bags to save our planet.

    Reply
  37. Brad Harris

    Goodbye plastic bags and straws for #PlasticFreeJuly

    Reply
  38. Alison

    I have just ordered beeswax sheets to use instead of cling wrap 🙂

    Reply
  39. emlyn thomas

    #PlasticFreeJuly I carry a reusable bottle and a reusable bag give up single use plastic straws and bags

    Reply
  40. Sharon Barnes

    #PlasticFreeJuly Will recycle every piece of plastic I find 🙂 Also, no more plastic bags when shopping! 🙂

    Reply
  41. Nontokozo mokoena

    No more plastic shopping bags I will use recyclable bags and other eco-friendly products.

    Reply
    • Rhoda Twigg

      #PlasticFreeJuly
      Given up plastic bags and now use bags made from material

      Reply
  42. Michelle Le Roux Dale

    Our #PlasticFreeJuly (always) is glass water bottels and material shopping bags!

    Reply
  43. Farzana Moola

    Iv recently stopped using plastic straws, also trying to use re usable shopping bags instead of plastic bags. Trying to do my bit for my environment
    1 sip at a time, 1 re usable bag at a time?

    Reply
  44. Deena Padayachee

    instead and glass or steel containers to make life easier and we would be using fabric shopping bags #PlasticfreeJuly

    Reply
  45. Catherine

    I am giving up plastic bags. I also use cloth nappies!

    Reply
  46. Farzana

    I’m pledging to give up plastic straws and plastic shopping bags☝? #plasticfree

    Reply
  47. Faziela Prantice

    I use canvas bags for all my shopping . #Plasticfreejuly

    Reply
  48. wendy meijer

    Given up plastic bags for shopping#Plasticfreejuly

    Reply
  49. Stijnie

    Done with the plastic shopping bags… #nomore

    Reply
  50. Jessemy Francis

    I have bought the Pick & Pay and Woolies re usable bags and carry them along when doing shopping. I refuse the plastic bags at the counter.

    Reply
  51. Lutfiyyah

    I will be not using plastic shopping bags #SaveOurWorld #SaveOurEnvironment

    Reply
  52. Joanna

    This is amazing.
    We’ve made our own string veggie bags so we can get produce with no packaging. These are so lovely!

    Reply
  53. Henriette

    Saying NO to clingwrap! Using sunshine wraps (beeswax wraps) and avoiding plastic straws and plastic shopping bags 🙂 P.S Loving your posts/tips and definitely want to try the EO route so will follow your updates/blends 🙂

    Reply
  54. Khadija Fakir

    I use the reusable cloth bags for my shopping. I use a cloth pad and a menstrual cup. We also carry our water from home in reusable bottles.
    #plasticfreejuly

    Reply
  55. Stefanie de Beer

    I just stumbled onto U Konserve!! I was looking for a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic cups for a picnic. I travel a lot for work. Working mostly in very rural areas. I just bought 2 of the stainless steel cups, 2x medium boxes, 2x large boxes and 2x stacks of round ones. This is instead of going plastic… because plastic has no future- shouldn’t have a future. If we all just move a little bit in the choices we make, consider alternatives a little bit more, we can drift away from the toxins of previous generations.

    Reply
  56. Stefanie de Beer

    Oh I forgot to mention the most important part!!
    #plasticfreejuly
    Of course!!

    Reply
  57. Farzana

    I’m definitely giving up plastic straws and opting for the silicone straws! and trying my best to shop with my eco friendly shopping bags instead of purchasing plastic packets?
    #plasticfreejuly

    Reply

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