Klean Kanteen, the Californian climate-neutral certified, family and employee-owned specialist for sustainable drinkware, is switching to certified 18/8 stainless steel, which is made from 90 percent recycled stainless steel. The company is thus revolutionizing its production, which in the future will be based almost entirely on recycled materials.

By using recycled stainless steel instead of virgin stainless steel, Klean Kanteen manages to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from steel by 40 percent and energy consumption by 30 percent. This provides 60 to 80 percent less impact on the ecosystem.

Manufacturing from certified recycled steel will begin as early as this spring with the TKWide and Straw product lines. The Classic and Vacuum Insulated Classic will follow in the summer. The goal is to convert 95 percent of all products to recycled stainless steel in less than two years, the company said.

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Klean Kanteen has partnered with third-party quality assurance company Intertek to maintain its safety and quality standards. The test seal will appear on all packaging in the future. In addition, the “90% Recycled Steel” symbol will be stamped on every Klean Kanteen product made of certified recycled steel.

Klean Kanteen has made climate protection a priority since its founding and has been repeatedly recognized for its commitment to environmental and social issues. Most recently, it won the Transparency Award from the U.S. Outdoor Industry Association (OIA).

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Source: KleanKanteen