At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

This Instagrammable enamel mug is made by a conservation-first, sustainable company.

What happens when outdoor brands link selling products to protecting the land they love? When the money they make is equally as important as their impact on the world? United By Blue wanted to answer those questions. In 2010, when the company set out as a conservation-minded business, they set their sights on reducing the amount of plastic and garbage in our waterways.

1 Million Pounds of Collected Trash and Counting

Since starting out, United By Blue has hosted 207 clean-up events in 27 locations, and collected 1,051,079 pounds of trash from rivers, oceans, and lakes around the US. A year after opening shop, they set out to become B-Corp certified, and have been giving employees paid time off for community service, and holding their suppliers to environmental standards ever since.

What’s even better? We love their products.

United By Blue Steel Enamel Mug Candle

enamel mug

Photo © United by Blue

We love that United By Blue’s enamel mug is uniquely hand-dipped, and embraces minor imperfections. They’re perfect for the first cup from the coffee maker, or the third cup from the campfire-fueled percolator.

We stopped by their cozy booth at Outdoor Retailer Winter Market to learn more about their expanding enamel mug collection. The mugs are available in two sizes (depending on your affinity for hot beverages). But our favorite item had to be their Enamel Steel Mug Candle, which, after 40 hours of burn time, can be cleaned and used for years to come at your favorite campground.

Buy an enamel mug and save a pound of trash from our waterways. It’s as simple as that.

Buy Now $38

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  • Megan Walsh

    Megan Walsh

    Megan dreams of one day being a professional recreationalist, and welcomes any and all tips on how to get there. When she isn’t climbing, skiing, or enjoying shavasana, she’s drinking coffee and furiously typing away at her computer––or watching Netflix. Her work has been featured in Climbing Magazine, Utah Adventure Journal, and on Moja Gear.