Many schools today are trying to move to a paperless environment which is a great step in protecting our environment. But there are many ways parents can help make schools more eco-friendly as well. Purchasing eco-friendly school supplies is one way. With the responsibility of school supplies falling on the parents more and more, why not make a conscious effort to buy eco-friendly school supplies? Here we list four green products to consider for your student.
One of the most common items on a school supply list is crayons. These great crayons from Prang are made from all natural soybean oil. The product uses 100% renewable resources to create a vibrant crayon color that are smoother to use than traditional wax crayons. A set of 24 crayons retails for $2.49 and can be purchased at Green Backpack.
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Banana Paper Recycled Notebook
These great notebooks by The Banana Paper Company (TNF EcoPapers ) come in four fun designs: Save the Animals, Save the Oceans, Save Nature or Save the Flora. Made of 80% post-consumer waste paper and 20% banana leaf fibers, the spiral notebooks feature a hard cover with a pocket divider. All inks used are water-based and the paper is acid-free as well as bleach-free. No trees were harmed in the making of these incredible Banana Paper notebooks. The notebooks retail for $5.95 and can be purchased from The Ultimate Green Store website or by calling (800) 983-8393.
O’BONanza 2B Pencil Pack
These fun eco-friendly pencils are made from recycled newspaper and come in three fun fruit designs: Orange, Strawberry and Kiwi. The tightly rolled newspaper helps to protect the graphite better than traditional wood pencils making the pencils last longer. The pencil pack includes nine pencils (three of each design) made with high quality 2B graphite. The set sells for $5 and can be bought from O’Bon. Check out the Wildlife series as well for another fun set of pencils.
O’BON’s Birds Series 1″ Binders
These high-quality binders are made from recycled cardboard and are also available from O’Bon. The stylish school binders feature beautiful bird feathers for a stunning statement. With eight different designs to choose from, there is sure to be one to suit every personality. The designs include: Crimson, Emerald, Granite, Iridescence, Medallion, Pearl, Platinum, and Violet. The binders sell individually for $6 but can also be bought in a set of 20 for $100 ($5 a binder). See these great binders at O’Bon.
Help your school go green by doing your part and purchase eco-friendly school supplies.