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UCO Expands ECO Options for a Cleaner, Greener Camp Kitchen

June 3, 2022

New recycled + recyclable options keep campers happy and landfills empty

Seattle, WA – June 3, 2022/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – UCO, which will celebrate 50 years of making happier campers at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, proudly announces a robust expansion of its ECO camp kitchen line. Utilizing its proprietary Recover Recycled™ polypropylene, UCO’s ECO line gives reclaimed and recycled plastic a second life as durable, sustainable camp kitchen ware.

Last year, UCO introduced its ECO 5-Piece Mess Kit and ECO utensils made from post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste. For Spring/Summer 2023, UCO will build on the success of the initial line with new durable, reusable, and recyclable options. The new ECO 4-PIece Mess Kit offers a streamlined option for meals on the go. Made from certified food-grade 100% Recover Recycled™ polypropylene, this kit was designed to keep virgin plastic out of landfills and includes a bowl/container, lid/plate, ECO Utility Spork, and reusable tether. The leak-resistant lid includes a silicone gasket for a tight seal, with Get-A-Grip handles for a comfortable hold no matter where you’re eating.

UCO will also offer two ECO versions of its versatile Camp Cup, the ECO Collapsible Camp Cup and the ECO Collapsible Camp Cup Large. These cups feature a Recover Recycled™ polypropylene upper with a flexible TPE base that stows within the rigid rim and pops out for a sturdy, functional cup. Choose from a 12 oz. version or an 18 oz. version with included no-splash lid. Both ECO Collapsible Camp Cups include built-in volume measurements for camp cooking precision. Finally, UCO will introduce its ECO 3-Piece Camp Utensil Set, designed to replace single-use plastic utensils for sustainable convenience on the go. The full-size fork, spoon, and knife are highly durable, dishwasher safe, and can easily be recycled at the end of their life. The set includes a reusable travel case made from 90% Recover Recycled™ polyester. ECO Camp Utensils will also be available individually so retailers and customers can build their ideal camp kits.

“We worked for years to develop our ECO material and were incredibly thoughtful about finding the best option,” says Craig Frazee, Design Engineer for UCO. “We looked at bioplastics and biodegradable plastics, but at the end of the day, both of those still require the production of virgin plastic. Our Recover Recycled™ polypropylene is made from 100% recycled plastic and it’s fully recyclable, so every product helps keep plastic waste out of landfills. That’s why we’re thrilled to expand our ECO line with durable new options that will last through a lifetime of adventures.”

UCO’s new ECO camp kitchen products will be on display at Outdoor Retailer in the Industrial Revolution booth (47025-UL), and available to the public Spring 2023. For more information, contact suzanne@darbycommunications.com.

About UCO

Since 1971, UCO has been engineering gear that illuminates outdoor experiences. From Stormproof Matches™ to LED headlamps and lanterns, if it lights the way, we’ve made it. Now, we welcome the newest addition to our family, UCO Ware. Hardworking, easy-to-use utensils and mess kits designed for the modern-day explorer. UCO products make it easy and fun to get after it in the great outdoors. We know how important that is because it’s more than just a job to us, it’s our lifestyle. Learn more at ucogear.com.