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#BringYourOwn: Trashed Car

November 22, 2014

Trashed Car from Klean Kanteen on Vimeo.

We all get a sense of relief when we clean up our homes and take out the trash. Away it goes! But does that trash ever really go away? Furthermore, what if you had to live amid your own disposable goods? Doing so might change your perspective on waste forever. Find out how one man felt when he was intimately  faced with his family's garbage. 

Klean Kanteen created the #BringYourOwn project to inspire a new conversation around eliminating single use and waste in the environment. Typically, the dialogue goes something like this; “YOU need to change the way you live to make the world better. Here’s a simple step that you can take to live ‘smarter.’ It’s not that hard.”

But research shows that ingrained habits, convenience, and public policies can make it really hard for people to make these personal changes. So we want to change that and meet them where they are.

#BringYourOwn starts a conversation around the policies and cultural ideas that promote a disposable lifestyle. Why is it easier to find a disposable bottle of water than finding a place to fill your reusable bottle? Why are there some places that will fill your reusable container and other places that have health codes against it? Why is bringing reusable options seen as so easy by some, but sort of hard for many?

There are reasons for all of these questions. And we want to talk about them. So join the conversation at #BringYourOwn.

Note: While waste stream reporting in the US is understandably complex, the numbers used in these films are based on widely used and accepted estimates throughout advocacy and academic work.


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#BringYourOwn: Will You Fill?

November 21, 2014

Will You Fill? from Klean Kanteen on Vimeo.

What happens when you ask a fast food restaurant if they can use your reusable container for the drink you ordered? The answer may not be as simple as you think. Watch, learn, #BringYourOwn. 

Klean Kanteen created the #BringYourOwn project to inspire a new conversation around eliminating single use and waste in the environment. Typically, the dialogue goes something like this; “YOU need to change the way you live to make the world better. Here’s a simple step that you can take to live ‘smarter.’ It’s not that hard.”

But research shows that ingrained habits, convenience, and public policies can make it really hard for people to make these personal changes. So we want to change that and meet them where they are.

#BringYourOwn starts a conversation around the policies and cultural ideas that promote a disposable lifestyle. Why is it easier to find a disposable bottle of water than finding a place to fill your reusable bottle? Why are there some places that will fill your reusable container and other places that have health codes against it? Why is bringing reusable options seen as so easy by some, but sort of hard for many?

There are reasons for all of these questions. And we want to talk about them. So join the conversation at #BringYourOwn.

Note: While waste stream reporting in the US is understandably complex, the numbers used in these films are based on widely used and accepted estimates throughout advocacy and academic work.


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Washed Away in a Rapture of White

November 21, 2014

The Shadow Campaign // Whitewash from DPS SKIS on Vimeo.

'Tis the season of pow, and there's no sweeter way to capture it than through the eyes of those who revel in the whitewashed beauty of a cold winter's day. It's through the beautiful lens of DPS Skis and The Shadow Campaign that we see this insanely gorgeous season of pow, with some super talented skiers amid a paradise of white. Without further adieu, we invite you to sit back, watch and enjoy. 


Introducing the 10-Ounce Steel Cup: A Wee Bit Smaller

November 21, 2014

Our beloved stainless steel cup has just gotten a little more versatile. Now it comes in a size that's arguably ideal for adult beverages and kid-friendly juices alike, thanks to its slightly stunted size. The original 16-ounce pint cup always seems to call for a hoppy brew, whereas the 10-ounce stainless steel cup is ideally suited to a pour of red wine or a salt-rimmed margarita on a hot summer day. What's more, the brand-new, smaller cup is much easier for kids to get a handle on, making it ideal for backyard barbecues with the entire family. Of course, the best part about these is that they're unbreakable, which makes them the perfect dish-ware for kids at home, for camping or as a gift for someone who simply likes the stainless steel look.

The 10-ounce cups can be ordered individually, or in packs of four. Either way, get your hands on them today! 


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Why Protect Our Oceans?

November 13, 2014

The Marine Conservation Institute puts it this way: 

"People need air to breathe, water to drink, food to eat, new medicines, a climate we can live in, beauty, inspiration and recreation.  We need to know we belong to something bigger than ourselves.  We want a better future for those we care about. Because the oceans are the largest ecosystems on Earth, they are the Earth’s largest life support systems.  To survive and prosper, we all need healthy oceans.  Oceans generate half of the oxygen people breathe.  At any given moment, more than 97% of the world’s water resides in oceans.  Oceans provide a sixth of the animal protein people eat.  They’re the most promising source of new medicines to combat cancer, pain and bacterial diseases.  Living oceans absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduce the impact of climate change."

 

Of course, if cuteness has any effect on you, this video of an orphaned sea otter pup being taken in and cared for by the incredible staff at the Shedd Aquarium might motivate you to consider that by protecting our oceans -- and doing our part to reduce the amount of plastic waste we throw into them -- we're in turn protecting the incredible (and heart-meltingly cute) creatures whose lives depend on it. Enjoy. 

 


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Bring Your Own, Win a Klean Kanteen: Enter the Contest Today

November 13, 2014

 

If you're someone who loyally carries around a reusable container, bottle or mug wherever you go -- we salute you. It's this small change, made by many people all over the world on a daily basis, that makes a difference in the amount of single-use waste that's generated far too much.

We want to inspire you to keep it up, and to become advocates for the #BringYourOwn movement, so we've created an opportunity for you to win a brand-new Klean Kanteen by showing off what you already do. Here's how it works: 

1. Click on the #BringYourOwn Contest Tab on Facebook, or click this link right now
2. Enter the contest by submitting a photo of your reusable container and captioning it: #BringYourOwn. 
3. Ask your friends, family and fans to vote for your shot. 
4. At the end of December, the 10 users who submitted the photos with the most votes will win a 12-ounce Vacuum Insulated Klean Kanteen in the color of their choice.  

 

Enter today! And be sure to check out the #BringYourOwn films, ask questions and join the conversation at #BringYourOwn.

 


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Bring Your Own: Let's Talk About It

November 03, 2014

Klean Kanteen created the #BringYourOwn project to inspire a new conversation around eliminating single use and waste in the environment. Typically, the dialogue goes something like this; “YOU need to change the way you live to make the world better. Here’s a simple step that you can take to live ‘smarter.’ It’s not that hard.”

But research shows that ingrained habits, convenience, and public policies can make it really hard for people to make these personal changes. So we want to change that and meet them where they are.

#BringYourOwn starts a conversation around the policies and cultural ideas that promote a disposable lifestyle. Why is it easier to find a disposable bottle of water than finding a place to fill your reusable bottle? Why are there some places that will fill your reusable container and other places that have health codes against it? Why is bringing reusable options seen as so easy by some, but sort of hard for many?

There are reasons for all of these questions. And we want to talk about them. So join the conversation at #BringYourOwn. 

Watch the films below to see what #BringYourOwn is all about. 

 

Will You Fill? from Klean Kanteen on Vimeo.

Trashed Car from Klean Kanteen on Vimeo.

No To-Go from Klean Kanteen on Vimeo.

Time Lapse from Klean Kanteen on Vimeo.

Note: While waste stream reporting in the US is understandably complex, the numbers used in these films are based on widely used and accepted estimates throughout advocacy and academic work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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8 Reasons to Bring Your Own

October 24, 2014

If you've ever pondered the question -- "How much of an impact does my morning to-go cup of coffee really make?" -- you're not alone. It's a good inquiry, and we're happy that people are mindfully considering the impact of their actions. All of that said, we believe most people are still not aware of just how much waste our nation generates. That leads us to also believe that it's incredibly important to impart this knowledge on those in the world who can spread the numbers and encourage others to bring their own containers.

Here are eight reasons to bring your own wherever you go, based on eight sets of numbers that reflect accepted estimates based on waste stream reporting throughout advocacy and academic work. 

1. If we all stopped using to go cups, we would save 160 million paper cups every day.

2. Americans use 1,838 disposable cups every second.

3. The average American family throws away a car load of plastic every month.

4. The average American family throws away about 60 plastic water bottles a month.

5. The average American family throws away about 720 plastic water bottles a year.

6. The average American throws away about 170 plastic water bottles per year.

7. The average American throws away 4.5 pounds of trash per day.

8. Americans use more than 58 billion paper cups each year. That’s about 182 cups for every person in the country.


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Brand-New Product, Shipping Now

October 24, 2014

Fall is here, and with it: a myriad of changing colors. Leaves are slowly shifting from bright greens to dusky oranges, and our bottles are making a marked transition as well, from vibrant hues with shine all around to matte-finished earth tones that practically beg for mitten-covered hands to hold them tight.

Whether fall in your region calls for mittens or not, you'll want to get your hands on the brand-new Fall 2014 Klean Kanteen lineup, which includes quite a few new items, in addition to those in striking new colors.

Our well-loved Stainless Steel cups now come in a brand-new smaller size: 10 ounces. That makes it perfect for handing out juice to your little ones, as well as for sipping fine wine out of on a crisp fall night amid friends. Another size adjustment will come in the form of the Classic bottle, which we're now offering up bigger than ever before, at a whopping 64 ounces. 

The team here at Klean HQ is excited about the new product, especially the man behind the product, Director of Product Phil Notheis. We asked him to give us a bit of the inside scoop on everything new, and here's what he had to say: 

"For Klean Kanteen loyalists, one of our brightly colored gleaming bottles is as essential as water itself! But sheen-free is the look we're feeling right now, and it's a great addition as we continue growing into new markets. While many people love our vibrant designs, some folks are after the "stealth look." We get it, and we love it. Anything but dull, the new finishes give our clean, classic and timeless bottle shapes a raw, edgy look that emphasizes design elements such as our curvy shoulders and clean surfaces. So pure."

Take a moment to browse the site and find your favorite look. Whether subdued Shale Black or bright Glacial Glass is your style, you'll find what you're after.