Made for Life: Products Built to Last

Made for Life: Products Built to Last

Words: Klean Kanteen / Images: Dan Holz

Every time you use your Klean Kanteen instead of a single-use product, you’re taking a stand against disposable design. Using a Klean Kanteen regularly for just three years can prevent a lot of single-use waste. Just imagine the benefit of using the same Klean Kanteen for five, ten or fifteen years!

Because manufacturing a long-lasting product like a Klean Kanteen has an environmental footprint, we encourage folks to use the same Kanteen for as long as possible. We make it easier to extend the life of your Klean Kanteen with repairable and replaceable parts, versatile lids and handy repair kits.

Simple tips to help you reduce the lifecycle impacts of your Kanteens:

Replace Worn-Out Parts

Make your Kanteen last with proper care and by replacing worn-out parts, such as gaskets. Taking a “care and repair” approach significantly reduces the footprint of Kanteens compared to single-use. After just seven weeks of use the carbon footprint of a 27oz Classic will break even with emissions from average bottled water consumption over the same period. Just think how much better the planet will be after years of reuse with your favorite Kanteen. Check out our Maintenance Kits for gaskets and parts.

Use the Dishwasher

When care and use instructions indicate dishwasher safe, popping your Kanteen in the dishwasher actually saves more water and soap than hand washing. Bonus points if you use environmentally responsible detergent. If you have to wash your Kanteen by hand, use cold water and turn off the tap while scrubbing. Visit our Care and Use page for more info.

Pick Your Product

Vacuum insulated or single wall? If you are in the market to keep hot drinks hot and cold drinks cold for a loooooong time, vacuum insulated is the best choice. But if you want something more lightweight with a smaller environmental footprint, single wall is the way to go.


Klean Kanteens are built to last a lifetime, but sometimes life is rough. If you are ready to part ways with your Kanteen and can’t pass it on, you can recycle it! Most metal recyclers will accept the stainless steel body. Caps and lids require a specialty recycling center.