Go Green with These Back-to-School Tips

August 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm Leave a comment

School Backpack with school supplies on white background

It’s that time of year again. Keep these go-green, cost-saving tips in mind when planning your back-to-school shopping.

  • Check before you buy. Save money by double checking and using those supplies leftover from last year.
  • Buy recycled items. Notebooks, pens, pencils, folders, binders and even backpacks made from recycled content are available. Also, select paper, paperboard or canvas over plastic products.
  • Waste-free lunches. Invest in  BPA-free reusable lunch kits, containers, bottles, silverware and cloth napkins over single-use or disposable items.
  • Backpacks and totes. Convince your kids that if a backpack is still functional, it’s still usable. Donate any outgrown backpacks and make sure the new one is PVC-free.
  • Try on clothes. Check out the closet for clothes that may still fit before replacing them with new ones. Consignment shops, sales or swaps are great resources for finding used items. Donate those outgrown pieces to a local organization or sell to a consignment shop.

Source: 5 tips to “go green” for “back to school”! 8/2011

Entry filed under: Cost Savings, Going Green.

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