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Back to School "Eco-Friendly" Guide

Posted on 25 August 2016

Back to school is just a few weeks away. With all the fun in the sun and summer adventures, if you're anything like me, you've had no time to create your “back to school” shopping list for you, your children and (or) grandchildren! Don’t worry; read our eco-friendly guide to inspire your back to school shopping!

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ECO-FRIENDLY BACKPACKS
This year, avoid the typical backpacks that are made from nylon, plastic or vinyl. Send your child to school in eco-friendly style. Expensive you say? Here are some backpacks that are in style, affordable and sustainable. Check out this fairly priced waterproof Campus Quad backpack by Timberland Earth keepers for the youngsters; consists of 95 percent recycled cotton and a drop of nylon for durability. Or what about this TerraCycle Showdown Laptop backpack by Timbuk2 for your teenagers or yourself; it is made out of old U.S. service mailbags. They have a lifetime warranty and are on sale now!

 REUSABLE LUNCH BAGS

Match your eco-friendly style backpack with a new reusable eco-friendly lunchbox. Check out Reuseit’s ECO lunchbox made of 100 percent all-natural cotton. The kids will love the screen-printed graphics on each bag. While at it, order the On-the-Go Neoprene Lunch Bag for yourself. It is stretchable, lightweight and on sale now! It’s great for those who take the bus to work.

 STAINLESS STEEL REUSABLE BOTTLE

We hope your family does not go to work or school with plastic water bottles. If you haven’t invested in a reusable water bottle, take a look at this S’well bottle. It is insulated, non-toxic, non-leaching and BPA free. When you purchase a bottle, 10 percent of the proceeds are donated to WaterAid, an organization that helps build clean and safe sources in third world countries like Africa and India.

RECYCLED PAPER

Back to school means endless arts and crafts project, notes taking and assignments. Therefore, you are going to be using A LOT of paper. Did you know that, nearly 4 billion trees worldwide are being cut down to produce paper? Let’s save some trees and switch to purchasing our school supplies from Recycled paper. Check out this EcoJot Recycled Sketchbook for your school notes or doodles and this All-Star Recycled Set that includes pencils, colour pencils and a ruler for all of your school projects.

SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS CLOTHING

If you are going for an eco-friendly style this school year, why not encourage your children to add it into their wardrobe as well! Check out LNBF-Leave Nothing But Footprints classic and timeless basics such as Leggings, Tees and Long Sleeves. They are comfortable, breathable and great for those who have sensitive skin.

 

 

 ORGANIC TREATS

Thinking about snacks for yourself or for your children for lunch is pretty challenging – especially healthy snacks. Try Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruits for your children. They are a mix of strawberry, cherry and raspberry flavoured bunny snacks with 100 percent value of Vitamin C. And here is some Taste of Nature Organic Food Bars for you. They are 100% certified organic, vegan, and non-GMO.

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