As summer ends and the school bells start ringing again, it's time to gear up for another exciting academic year. But this time, let's approach back-to-school preparations with a fresh perspective that prioritizes the planet and our collective responsibility to protect it. Let's empower students, parents, and educators to embrace eco-friendly and sustainable habits, positively impacting our environment while setting a shining example for others. So, let's dive in and explore how you can make your return to school a greener and more sustainable journey!

Before you dive in, and purchase the whole list, make sure you have done a good thorough assessment of what you have and what you still need. Because the most eco-friendly options will always be to reuse what you have!

 

Eco-Friendly School Supplies

Sustainable School Supplies

1. Recycled Paper Notebooks

Ditch the traditional notebooks made from virgin paper and opt for those made from recycled materials. These notebooks have the same quality but significantly reduce the demand for new trees to be cut down.

2. Eco-Friendly Pens and Pencils

Choose pens and pencils made from sustainable materials like bamboo or recycled plastic. Look for refillable options to minimize waste and keep using the same pen or pencil for an extended period.

3. Biodegradable Highlighters

Highlight important information in your textbooks and notes using biodegradable highlighters made from non-toxic, eco-friendly materials. They offer the same vibrant colors without harming the environment.

4. Plant-Based Glue and Adhesives:

Use plant-based glue and adhesives when sticking papers together or creating craft projects. They are non-toxic, biodegradable, and a healthier alternative to traditional chemical-based adhesives.

5. Eco-Conscious Art Supplies:

For creative minds, opt for eco-conscious art supplies. Look for paints, crayons, and markers made from natural or non-toxic materials. These alternatives are safer for both the environment and your health.

6. Plastic-Free Pencil Sharpener

Say "goodbye" to plastic, and "hello" bamboo! This cute little bamboo pencil sharpener is a must-have for eco-conscious parents and their kids. 

7. Reusable Water Bottles

Stay hydrated throughout the school day with a reusable water bottle. Avoid single-use plastic bottles that contribute to the global plastic pollution crisis. Opt for stainless steel or glass bottles that are durable and easy to clean.

8. Sustainable Backpacks

Invest in a backpack from eco-friendly materials like organic cotton, recycled polyester, or hemp. These backpacks are stylish and sturdy and reduce the need for petroleum-based plastics.

9. Eco-Friendly Lunch Containers 

Say goodbye to disposable plastic bags and wrappers with reusable lunch containers made from stainless steel, silicone, or BPA-free plastic. These containers keep your food fresh and help minimize plastic waste.

10. Organic Clothing

The last and most important in our eyes is comfortable, non-toxic clothing that will keep kids comfy while they sit at desks. Naturally breathable sweatshirts and sweatpants for the win!

 

Eco-Friendly Back to School Supplies

 

As you prepare for the new school year, consciously choose to go green with your back-to-school supplies. By opting for eco-friendly alternatives, you are reducing your ecological footprint and setting an inspiring example for others to follow. Remember, even small actions can have a significant impact on our environment. So, let's come together as responsible students, parents, and educators to create a more sustainable future for future generations. Embrace these eco-friendly school supplies and embark on a greener academic journey that promotes a healthier planet for all. Happy learning!

 

Eco-Friendly Back to School Supplies

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