A mission to reduce single-use plastic

TKhan

We had a chance to get some insight from Jon Fox, CEO of U-Konserve and EcoVessel.

"EcoVessel has always had food storage on our product road map, so when the opportunity arose we jumped on it. U-Konserve and EcoVessel are aligned in our mission to reduce single-use plastic and in designing best-in-class products," Fox explains what made him eventually want to acquire U-Konserve, a way to reduce waste.

The initial inspiration started when Fox was looking to get his kids a safe alternative to reusable bottles that contained BPA. When he could not find something that combined a cool design and exception performance, Fox formed EcoVessel.

Despite all the success, Fox makes sure that he is giving back.

"EcoVessel and U-Konserve donate a minimum of 1% of gross sales to environmental non-profits through our partnership with 1% for the Planet. We donate products, employee time, and cash to organizations that are aligned with our mission. Giving back has always been one of our core values and it’s important to support organizations that need assistance in order to make a difference for future generations," Fox adds. Thus far, they have donated to a wide range of non-profits, including, Turning Green Upstream 5 Gyres Surfrider Protect Our Winters Leave No Trace Water for People The Venture Out Project among others.

For the future, Fox and his team plans on continuing to grow their vision in order to become a leader in creating reusable products which reduce single-use plastic.

"Our core principals are unique designs, reducing single-use plastic, and giving back. As we continue to grow, we will expand our reusable product line with those principles in mind," Fox says.

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