Sigh… the summer has come and gone (almost)… I always associate back-to-school with new school supplies. Back to school is not just for kids, however.
I was recently stocking up on supplies for the office when I came across these great looking eco products for you or your favorite student. They are smart in design and durable. Why not start the school year right with the right eco supplies?
Here are some of Green Scout Report’s favorite eco-supplies:
Eco and super-cute notebooks (prices vary)
This is a cute notebook that is environmentally safe. Ecojot notebooks are made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper and come in a variety of graphic designs and sizes. Their new site will launch in September, but in the meantime, check out a retailer near you. Visit Ecojot.com or Buy EcoJot at Amazon
Solar Style Charger ($29.99) Perfect for your on-the-run students on the go. They will love this pocket-size solar solution by Solar Style. It offers an easy and affordable way to charge cell phones, PDAs, mp3 players and other gadgets. Available at SolarStyleMiami http://www.solarstylemiami.com
Terracycle Eco Binders ($4.99) I got in the habbit of organizing my classes and projects into binders. Here’s a greener and smart-looking option from Terracycle – these recycled binders are not only eco-friendly, but sturdy and cheap. Available at OfficeMax.
NOON SOLAR Cortland Bag – Charge on the go ($418) On the go or travel much? The Cortland is a great everyday tote and easily transfers from day to night. It’s big enough to hold files, but small enough to carry all the time. Has 2 interior zipper pockets – 1 for lithium-ion storage battery and electronic accessories, 1 exterior zipper pocket, and magnetic snap closure. The leather is a Bavarian sourced, chrome-free, naturally tanned and dyed, full-grain cowhide. Visit Noon Solar
Staples 100% Recycled Paper ($9.70 / ream of 500 pages) It looks as white as non-recycled printer paper and works with all laser and ink jet printers. Better than that, it’s 100% recycled, acid-free, chlorine-free, FSC-certified and endorsed by the Rainforest Alliance. Visit Staples.
Voltaic Solar Backpacks ($199 – 250) I am not a backpack person, but people I know who carry these are true devotees. The must-have for the ecogeeky student, Voltaic backpacks can charge your cell phone, PDA’s, and other gadgets while also lugging around your books. Voltaic bags are also made from 100% recycled PET from water bottles.Visit Voltaic.