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

Jul 16, 2019
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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…


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.


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


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.



  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. 


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  • Reply Robyn Hunter Jul 17, 2019 at 6:03 am

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

    • Reply Zama Xobiso Jul 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      No longer buying plastic bags

  • Reply Monica Jul 17, 2019 at 6:05 am

    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 Jul 17, 2019 at 6:25 am

      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 Jul 17, 2019 at 7:33 am

      Definitely plastic bags, I’m avoiding those totally

    • Reply ncuthwakazi luke Jul 17, 2019 at 8:39 am

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

  • Reply Hasina Jul 17, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Shopping bags and plastic straws.

    • Reply Taneale McFarlane Jul 17, 2019 at 6:18 am

      No more plastic shopping bags or water bottles!

    • Reply Mari Jul 17, 2019 at 6:48 am

      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 Jul 24, 2019 at 11:13 pm

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

  • Reply Theshnee Reddy Jul 17, 2019 at 6:07 am

    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 Belinda Jul 17, 2019 at 6:09 am

    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 Elria Jongbloed Jul 17, 2019 at 6:10 am

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

  • Reply Sonja Nieuwoudt Jul 17, 2019 at 6:17 am

    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 Lyndy Jul 17, 2019 at 6:20 am

    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.

  • Reply Janet Watson Perry Jul 17, 2019 at 6:21 am

    #PlasticFreeJuly we have said goodbye to plastic shopping bags ?

  • Reply Leanne Jul 17, 2019 at 6:22 am

    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 Carolyn Augustus Jul 17, 2019 at 6:23 am

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

  • Reply Soraya asmal Jul 17, 2019 at 6:32 am

    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 Tharishia Ebrahim Jul 17, 2019 at 6:51 am

    I’ve stopped drinking bottled water #PlasticFreeJuly

  • Reply YVETTE VAN DER BERG Jul 17, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Plastic shopping bags #PlasticFreeJuly

  • Reply Tracey Jul 17, 2019 at 7:05 am

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

  • Reply Elana Steenkamp Jul 17, 2019 at 7:05 am

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

  • Reply Portia Koenane Jul 17, 2019 at 7:09 am

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

  • Reply Raihaanah Smith Jul 17, 2019 at 7:11 am

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

  • Reply Nicole Young Jul 17, 2019 at 7:13 am

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

  • Reply Madelein Jul 17, 2019 at 7:30 am

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

    • Reply Shae Schwenk Jul 19, 2019 at 6:29 am

      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 Janel Sunderlall Jul 17, 2019 at 8:16 am

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

  • Reply Dominique Schwartz Jul 17, 2019 at 8:30 am

    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 Nicia Manders Jul 17, 2019 at 8:51 am

    #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 Judele Singh Jul 17, 2019 at 9:16 am

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

  • Reply Chané Wolmarans Jul 17, 2019 at 9:17 am

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

  • Reply Kim Hoffe Jul 17, 2019 at 9:35 am

    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 Stephanie Klugman Jul 17, 2019 at 10:07 am

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

  • Reply Ewie Erasmus Jul 17, 2019 at 10:19 am

    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 Alexa Pohl Jul 17, 2019 at 10:37 am

    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 Silvana Versfeld Jul 17, 2019 at 10:44 am

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

  • Reply Salome Jul 17, 2019 at 11:43 am

    No more plastic shopping bags for me.

  • Reply Moipone Tsoka-Islam Jul 17, 2019 at 1:50 pm

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

  • Reply Saamiya Ahmed Jul 17, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    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 Casey Naicker Jul 17, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    Definitely plastic bags and straws

  • Reply Loreal Duplessis Jul 17, 2019 at 10:22 pm

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

  • Reply Bhavana Singh Jul 18, 2019 at 1:06 am

    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 Judy Padayachee Jul 18, 2019 at 7:41 am

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

  • Reply Cirsten Van Den Heuvel Jul 18, 2019 at 10:46 am

    Definitely no more plastic packets anymore and rather shopping bags

  • Reply Brad Harris Jul 18, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Goodbye plastic bags and straws for #PlasticFreeJuly

  • Reply Alison Jul 18, 2019 at 4:01 pm

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

  • Reply emlyn thomas Jul 18, 2019 at 6:07 pm

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

  • Reply Sharon Barnes Jul 19, 2019 at 5:48 am

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

  • Reply Nontokozo mokoena Jul 19, 2019 at 5:52 am

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

    • Reply Rhoda Twigg Jul 20, 2019 at 10:08 am

      Given up plastic bags and now use bags made from material

  • Reply Michelle Le Roux Dale Jul 19, 2019 at 5:54 am

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

  • Reply Farzana Moola Jul 19, 2019 at 8:36 am

    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 Deena Padayachee Jul 19, 2019 at 9:12 am

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

  • Reply Catherine Jul 20, 2019 at 5:42 am

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

  • Reply Farzana Jul 21, 2019 at 9:34 am

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

  • Reply Faziela Prantice Jul 22, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    I use canvas bags for all my shopping . #Plasticfreejuly

  • Reply wendy meijer Jul 22, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    Given up plastic bags for shopping#Plasticfreejuly

  • Reply Stijnie Jul 23, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Done with the plastic shopping bags… #nomore

  • Reply Jessemy Francis Jul 24, 2019 at 6:13 am

    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 Lutfiyyah Jul 24, 2019 at 6:22 am

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

  • Reply Joanna Jul 24, 2019 at 12:11 pm

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

  • Reply Henriette Jul 25, 2019 at 1:39 pm

    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 Khadija Fakir Jul 25, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    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.

  • Reply Stefanie de Beer Jul 31, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    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 Stefanie de Beer Jul 31, 2019 at 2:57 pm

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

  • Reply Farzana Aug 1, 2019 at 5:53 am

    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?

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