Why You Should Buy Eco Friendly School Supplies
Although summer is coming to an end, there is always one thing that makes us look forward to school: back to school shopping! There is something about getting new books and tools for school that makes students feel psyched and prepared to take on another school year.
Before you go to buy school supplies, you should know that many companies now offer eco-friendly school supplies from pens to binders and notepads, essentially all the supplies that you may need in school. Staples has its own line of ‘eco easy’ products, such as composition notebooks that are made from 80% sugarcane waste and printed with vegetable and water based inks.
BIC, Pilot and Zebra have all created pens made out of over 60% or more recycled materials and Paper Mate has developed biodegradable pens.
For the kid in us, and the kids at heart who miss sniffing the Mr. Sketch scented markers, then Smencils are the pencils for you! Made out of 100% recycled newspaper and then soaked in “gourmet liquid scents”, these colored pencils are not only environmentally friendly, but also smell delicious. Some Smencil ‘flavors’ include bubble gum, cotton candy, and even root beer.
Some other back- to- school products that you may want to consider purchasing include rechargeable batteries, such as the USBCELL, which can be recharged by using your computers USB port. Also try the Klean Kanteen to carry water or drinks, instead of ‘feeding’ the vending machine and wasting money on plastic bottles, that will most likely be thrown away.
By using sustainable school supplies, you can save money and ensure that you are doing your part to help our environment- a great combination!
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