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Our Sweet #NewYearNoWaste Prizes!

Our Sweet #NewYearNoWaste Prizes!

Our community is participating in a #NewYearNoWaste challenge to cut down waste in 2018 with 18 lifestyle changes (big and small)! We've been so inspired and motivated by seeing your sparkly clean fridges, root-to-leaf recipes, and upcycled Imperfect boxes. Keep it up! 

In case you need a boost of Kelly Rowland-style motivation, we've partnered with some awesome companies that are making strides to create a more sustainable, waste-free future to offer exciting prizes to some lucky participants. These range from things like sneakers, to fermentation kits, to tote bags. All of them will make your life more elegant and less wasteful! 

Want to win one? All you have to do is try one of our 18 Tips for a Less Wasteful 2018, tag us at @imperfectproduce, and include #NewYearNoWaste. We'll enter you into the prize drawing for each tip you complete, so the more tips you complete, the more chances that you have to win! We'll announce the 15 winners at the end of the month. Our grand prize winner wins a mega waste-free living kit with something from all of our partners. Our "food waste warrior" runner-up will win a smaller prize pack, and each of our remaining runners-up will still get a fun prize from one of our partners. Remember that, in the end, we all win when we waste less! 

Our Prize Partners: 

HAMAMA Grow Kits make it easy to grow superfood microgreens at home. Just add water, plant a Seed Quilt, and harvest a week later. You don't even have to remember to water! We love our homegrown microgreens as a salad or snack and they add a beautiful, healthy garnish for an Instagram-worthy meal! You could win:  A microgreen grow kit! 

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Parley x Adidas sneakers support keeping plastic out of our oceans by upcycling ocean plastic into stylish sneakers. Parley is a space where creators, thinkers, leaders, and artists raise awareness for the beauty and fragility of our oceans and collaborate on projects that can end their destruction. You could win: A pair of Parley x Adidas shoes! 

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Stasher bags make sustainable food storage easy and elegand and encourage us to use our leftovers. A perfect alternative to single-use plastic bags and wraps, Stashers are made from 100% food-grade silicone. They're colorful, durable and best-of-all reusable. You could win: A set of Stasher bags! 

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Bambu Earth skincare is formulated with sustainable and nutrient-rich ingredients that help restore the skin to its natural state and allow it to function properly, naturally. Their products are wild-harvested, ethically produced, fairly traded and packaged sustainably to minimize the environmental impact. You could win: A complete sustainable skincare set! 

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Kite Hill creates plant-based dairy alternatives that we can't get enough of. We love their almond-milk yogurt topped with Imperfect produce and a handful of granola for the perfect on-the-go breakfast! You could win: Reusable Kite Hill bags and free almond milk yogurt! 

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Each RAREFORM bag started as a billboard. They hand-cut and craft unique designs to create their high-quality products. Committed to quality, originality, and sustainability, RAREFORM bags look good and do good. You could win: A unique duffel or backpack! 

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Bay Area-based Maria Schoettler is a woman of many talents. A self-identified artist, illustrator, trail-walker, flower-stalker, farmers’ market sweetheart, and fairweather botanist, Maria creates beautiful tea towels, calendars, and stationery, which more than often feature seasonal produce. What's not to love?! You could win: A produce calendar or tea towel! 

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United By Blue is an Imperfect favorite because for every product sold, United By Blue removes one pound of trash from our world's oceans and waterways. Their responsible, durable goods like backpacks and hats are made from 100% recycled polyester. You could win: An awesome backpack! 

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Aplat creates products that are simply beautiful, thoughtfully crafted, and sustainably designed. Sewn by women in San Francisco, the Aplat collection of washable, reusable culinary totes is manufactured with empathy, applying a zero-waste origami design using 100% organic cotton. You could win: A sweet tote bag! 

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Fermentation is one of our favorite ways to use up all of our delicious produce so we're big fans of Kraut Source. They create innovative kitchenware for making fermented foods like sauerkraut, natural pickles, and kimchi in a wide-mouth mason jar. The stainless steel unit is dishwasher safe and easy to use. You could win: A fermentation kit and recipe book! 

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