UCO Goes ECO with New Mess Kits

August 4, 2021

Seattle-based brand expands popular messware lineup with kits made from recycled plastic

Seattle, WA – August 4, 2021 – UCO has been crafting quality outdoor gear since 1971. In 2019, the brand debuted UCO Ware, a line of mess kits and utensils for the modern explorer. In their continuing commitment to embrace more sustainable practices and materials, they will debut their all-new ECO 5-Piece Mess Kit–made from post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste–at Big Gear Show and Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.

The all-new ECO 5-Piece Mess Kit is made from Recover Recycled™ Polypropylene. Like UCO’s prior mess kit designs, it features a sealed locking lid, matching spoon and bowl radius, the clever 4-in-1 ECO Switch Spork Utensil Set, and a versatile shock cord tether. Unlike prior mess kits, the ECO 5-Piece Mess Kit features a locking tab on either end to keep the contents secure. A great option for picnics, car camping, RVs, or even packing lunch for work or school, the kits are also microwave and dishwasher safe. The ECO 5-Piece Mess Kit will be available in September with an MSRP of $29.99.

“Every year, countless tons of plastic that should be recycled ends up making its way into landfills or, worst of all, entering the environment polluting it for centuries to come,” says Craig Frazee, Design Engineer for UCO. “Continuing our commitment to seeking sustainable solutions, UCO’s new ECO option gives reclaimed and recycled polypropylene a second life by transforming post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste into FDA-Food Safe UCO Ware.”

The ECO 5-Piece Mess Kit will be on display at Outdoor Retailer, at the Industrial Revolution booth (47023-UL). The UCO sales team is also available at the Big Gear Show at Booth 520. For more information, please visit For media inquiries, please contact

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.

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