It’s that time of year again! And no, we’re not quite at Christmas yet (although we know that day will sneak up on us too!) but for parents, teachers and students, August is the month we start thinking those back-to-school thoughts.
Even though we can’t help you with your homework or be there to help pack lunches, we thought we’d let you in on some cool back to school products and supplies that are great for students of any age—and easy on the environment.
Back to Busy Mornings
Preserve Toothbrush - Brushing our teeth is the best way to feel fresh & ready for the day! Parents and kids can feel good about this eco-friendly toothbrush with handles made out of recycled yogurt cups! Preserve toothbrushes are completely recyclable through their mail-in recycling program or Preserve Gimme 5 bins.
UKonserve Stainless Steel Containers - Mornings usually means packing lunch—unless you’re super organized and did that the night before. In that case, high five! Consider replacing plastic wraps and bags with a reusable, BPA-free, stainless steel container like this one by UKonserve. We love that these divided containers are non-toxic and non-leaching, making them safe for everyone.
What’s in Your Bag
Three by Three Desktop To-Do Board - Need to work out some math problems or jot down a quick to-do list? This beautiful dry-erase board made from sustainably harvested engineered wood could be the perfect substitution for scrap paper and post-it note paper waste.
The Seven Year Pen - Wouldn’t it be cool to use the same pen from elementary school all the way through high school AND avoid throwing another plastic product into the garbage? This eco-friendly, Swiss-Made Seven Year Pen has enough ink inside it to write 1.7 meters a day for 7 years! Pretty cool, huh? Not to mention some pretty rad designs that will make homework fun again.
House of Doolittle Academic Planners - We all know the famous quote: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” And I don’t know about you, but there’s something quite exciting about a blank canvas to map out your goals and plans to achieve them. Check out these eco-friendly planners made with 100% recycled paper with 100% post-consumer fiber and soy ink.
After School Specials
Nube 9 Athletic Gear - This is a game changer, seriously. The innovators at Nube 9 have created a line of eco-friendly school jerseys and along with other eco-friendly apparel lines that are made from plastic bottles. Yes, you read that right: 9 plastic bottles that would have sat in landfills or the ocean = one team jersey! Check out this amazing video to see for yourself.
The Children’s Earth Paint Kit - You know here at Pela, we’re all about a from the earth to the earth approach to our products. Well if you or your children love to paint, this awesome kit takes the same approach to their Earth Paints. These eo-friendly paints are also 100% non-toxic and can be used on wood, rocks, fabric, paper, glass and more. Go get’em Picasso!
Buncha Farmers Stain Stick - Because sports, art and life in general can get messy (read: dirty), having a reliable all natural stain remover handy made sense for our eco-friendly back to school guide. Buncha Farmers Stain Stick is part of the made in Canada family and uses simple ingredients to get the job done.
Other Eco-Friendly Back to School Guides You Should Check Out:
Top 20 Eco-Friendly School Supplies - The Honest Blog
13 Must-Have Green Back to School Supplies - Inhabitat
Going Back Green: Eco-Friendly School Supplies - Education World
What are your eco-friendly back to school essentials? Feel free to let us know on Facebook, we love hearing from our Pela Fam :)
The Pela Team