The start of a new school year is right around the corner, and with it comes an increase in paper and electronic waste. Every year, kids around the world get excited for their first day of school, and before you can go back to school, you need to get all your school supplies. But, with school supplies comes an increase in paper waste. How can we change that? Well, we did the work for you. Here are the top ten eco-friendly school supplies to help you do your part in saving the planet.
Made from recycled material, these notebooks are perfect for cutting down on paper waste. These carefully curated notebooks can be purchased in three sizes:
- College Rule – One Subject
- College Ruled – Three Subject
- College Ruled – Five Subject
You never know what exactly you will end up using throughout the school year, but something you can always count on using is a ruler. Completely made from bamboo, this Onyx and Green 12 in. ruler is designed to help you clean up the environment and solve those pesky math problems.
With a new school year comes the need to be more responsible and organized. Why spend money on a school planner you or your child will probably only use for a month? With these “Tree Free” Student Planner sheets, you’ll be doing your part to cut down on paper waste by using 100% sugarcane waste fiber paper. Start and end whenever you like with these unlabeled sheets, as you’ll be contributing zero waste while saving the environment and getting organized.
Made from 100% recycled paper, these folders are sure to make your binder pop! Available in five colors, you can’t go wrong when choosing your preferred colors. Why not even make it a surprise with fun random colors?
Made from mixed materials, these fully recycled binders are easily recyclable and skip the landfill completely. We all know how bruised and battered binders become over the school year, but this completely replaceable cover makes it easy to stay green. Just unscrew the metal binding and attach a new cover. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
These recyclable food wraps are safe for you and the environment. BPA Free, PVC free, and phthalate free, your food is sure to be safe from harm throughout the day. With its dishwasher-safe, heavy-duty seal, you are sure to waste no time getting it cleaned up for the next day.
Want to write a paper and then plant a tree? With these plantable pencils, you can do just that. With the tag line “Make the World Sprout”, these pencils help to make the world a little greener by planting your pencil instead of throwing it away. How cool!
Everyone wants to go back to school with the coolest backpack. But, what about the eco-friendliest backpack? Made from 100% organic material, this sustainable backpack has everything you need to go back to school in style: plenty of space and even a laptop sleeve inside. Available in a variety of colors, you are sure to be the talk of the class. Still not sold? By buying just one backpack, you would be providing 20 meals through Feeding America to help families in need.
This college ruled composition note book is made with 100% recycled paper. This notebook is one of the most environmentally friendly composition notebooks out there, being processed with recaptured landfill gas to make these pages. You’re getting chlorine-free and non-toxic soy ink in every page.
Just went you thought you’d never need a stapler at school, the opportunity arises. This “waste free” option for a stapler is innovative and certain to be on your school wish list. You will also be saving a bundle on staples because this stapler doesn’t even use them! That’s right, your paper is stapled… wait for it… with ITS OWN PAPER!
Start the school year with a clean conscious and look into some eco-friendly school supplies. We know school supplies can be expensive, so stop by an ecoATM today and sell those old or used phones for some extra cash to get you or your loved ones ready for school!