Each year, Americans use and dump approximately 6 million pens into the nation’s landfills. Next time your ink runs out, think about buying a refillable pen or switching to pencils made from recycled materials.
September 16, 2008
100%: School Supplies That Make the Grade
The time has come for “back to school”; Our students need supplies. Just read below and we’ll reveal Smart eco-friendly buys!
The leaves are falling and so are kids’ spirits as autumn steals their summer fun and parents take them back-to-school shopping. This year, rather than contributing to deforestation and landfills, consider buying your kids these eco-friendly school supplies:
Banana Paper Notebooks –Made from the waste of banana trees, the process by which these notebooks are produced uses almost 100% less energy than your standard college ruled spirals. www.ecopaper.com/
Natural Rubber Erasers—Look on the ‘net to buy erasers made from 100% natural rubber. Or, have your kids ball up the leftover sandwich crusts from their school lunches to erase their pencil marks – it works just as well and is au natural! (Seriously, try this at home—it really works!)
Tree-Free Pencils—Save some trees this year and work up your word problems on these unique pencils made from 100% recycled newspapers. www.treesmart.com/products/
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