Over the next few weeks, many kids will be headed back to school. And after Labor Day, the colleges will start filling up.
I know I’ve said this before, but back to school time always comes as a shock. And right now, parents are starting to scramble to buy back to school supplies for their kids. I wanted to highlight some really fun and useful eco-friendly back to school supplies.
1. Klean Kanteen Water Bottles
Klean Kanteen water bottles are a must have for kids, especially older kids, headed back to school. They come in a huge variety of colors, and they can really help reduce your consumption of plastic because you’re not buying bottled water. This also helps you save money, of course!
2. O’Bon Eco Friendly Pencils and Notebooks
I love O’Bon pencils and notebooks so much! I have purchased these eco-friendly school supplies for myself plenty of times, and can tell you first hand that they’re beautiful and fun to use.
What I love about O’Bon is that their pencils are made from old newspapers, and their notebooks from sugarcane. What do I love even more? The fact that they match each purchase with a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation, to plant more trees in the world. Love. Love. Love.
3. TerraCycle Recycled Pencil Pouch
What kid wouldn’t love to have a pencil pouch like this? I’m 33 and I want one!
TerraCycle’s recycled drink pouch is made from recycled Kool-Aid pouches, as you can see. The best part about this pouch is that once you’ve used it thoroughly, you can send it back to TerraCycle to be reused again. They slice it up and use it to make rigid packaging!
4. Eco Lunchbox
I have a couple of these stainless steel bento boxes, and I love them. These lunch boxes are virtually indestructible, which means you won’t have to buy a cheap plastic lunchbox at the start of each new school year. With these you can say good-bye to plastic baggies and paper lunch bags!
Filed under: Eco Living on August 9th, 2012