My little 5 yr old (ok..he’s a big boy now) will be starting school this week. The start date of school is suppose to be Tuesday BUT that might change with Tropical Storm/Hurricane Faye headed towards Florida. His school supply list was pretty basic this year; nothing too extravagant. Mostly just paper, pencils, pencil box, glue, etc. On my trip to Wal-Mart I only spent $5 on the whole list of supplies. How can you make your kids school supplies a little more green?
Look for recycled paper and recycled folders. Look for pencils that are either refillable or made from rainforest free trees. TerraCycle even offers some unique and quirky back to school supplies. They have a cute pencil bag, lunch box, and backpack all made from juice pouches. I actually saw the pencil bag at our local Walgreens last week (only about $3). Looking on their website they also offer eco-binders and a drink pouch homework folder.