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Back To School: Sustainable School Supplies

Posted Jul 31 2009 11:11am

There are lots of cute, environmentally kind supply options for the 2009-2010 school year. Who doesn’t love banana paper and Smencils?  Sometimes, its the basic items that are the hardest to find. Here is a set of basic back to school supplies from Sustainable Group for your child to personalize.

These supplies remind me of my high school days when I made collages on all my binders with magazine photos and funny quotes. They were the talk of class and several friends requested that I also make collages on their binders as well. How I wish these binders and replaceable covers were around then!

Kids write and decorate everything, so why not give them a clean slate to do it on?  The bonus is that this kit also comes with replacement binder covers so if your kiddo has changed the love of his heart, he can shed the binder skin and doodle about the next lady love.  (Kindly remind him to recycle the binder cover.)

All products in the kit (except the pens) are made from 100% recycled fibers, are FSC certified and made in the U.S.A. The ReMark pens are compostable and made without any petroleum based plastic.  They look and feel just like plastic but are made from sustainably harvested wood and organic cotton.  You can send the pens back to be upcycled into new pens when their life has run out.

Each School Supply Kit Contains ($44.99 with free shipping in the 48 continental states):

  • (1) 1.5” ReBinder recycled 3 ring binder
  • (2) ReBinder replacement covers
  • (6) RePouch recycled slash pocket dividers
  • (6) RePocket eco-friendly pocket folders
  • (2) ReWrite 8×10 recycled notebooks with lined paper
  • (2) ReWrite 8×10 recycled notebooks with graph paper
  • (2) ReWrite 5×8 Recycled notebooks with blank paper
  • (3) ReMark eco-pens
  • (6) ReSleeve recycled CD sleeves
  • (3) RePlay recycled CD cases

Toss a few FSC #2 pencils, recycled notebook paper, and a Eco Dog Stapler into your child’s organic cotton backpack and he is good to go Back To School in Eco Style.

Shopping tip:  I found 200 sheet packs of recycled, lined, college ruled notebook paper and reclaimed plastic pencil boxes at Target near the stationary (not in the school supply section).

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