12 cool eco-friendly school supplies that will make you actually want to go back to class
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With the end of summer comes the beginning of fall (we can taste the pumpkin spice almond lattes already). Meaning, it’s time to hit the books, your office desk, or wherever else is calling your name. 

But before you restock all your gear, check out this list of eco-friendly school supplies that will make the return to routine a little kinder for the planet. 

12 cool eco-friendly school supplies you need

Gunas Backpacks

Nothing says back to school like a new 100 percent vegan leather backpack! Gunas New York is a cruelty-free fashion company all about ethical and sustainable fashion. They also have wallets, totes, clutches, and more. 

Kid Kanteen

Kid Kanteens are ideal for little ones. They’re eco-friendly stainless-steel bottles made with safe, BPA-free materials. Plus, they come in tons of different colors and designs!

Eco-friendly Pens and Pencils

Write mindfully with eco-friendly pens like Truegrasses ball pens and mechanical pencils. They’re made with recycled/recyclable material and grass/straw. If you prefer a wooden pencil, check out Sprout Pencils.

Live Gently Upon This Earth Reusable Coffee Mug

Wherever you go, sip your coffee or tea in our Wholesome Culture mug. It’s biodegradable, reusable, dishwasher-safe, and BPA-free (and feels good to hold in the hand!).

Paper Clinch

Forget the staples, fasten your papers with the Paper Clinch (think: stapler sans the staples). It’s easy to use and saves you from having to constantly refill your stapler. 

Be the Change Bamboo Straw

Say “so long!” to single-use plastic straws with our Wholesome Culture bamboo straws. They also come with a handy pouch, making them a perfect travelling companion.   

Cork Notebooks

Lemome’s cork notebook is vegan, cruelty-free, and super practical with a pen holder and inside pocket. Happy writing!

Bamboo Utensils

Stash a set of reusable utensils in your purse or backpack and you’ll be good to go. If you’re looking for a new set, check out our Wholesome Culture bamboo utensils that also come with a cute cloth bag.

Stasher Bags

You’ll never miss those plastic ziplocks again! Stasher creates airtight, reusable silicone bags that are amazing for storing anything from cut-up apples to sandwiches to cookies. These bags are dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, and plastic-free. Plus they come in all sorts of cute colors like light pink and sky blue. 

Fluf Lunch Bag

Fluf Bags are reusable, organic, washable, and adorable. They feature lots of fun designs and are just the right size — not too big or too small.

Eco-friendly Paper

If you’re going to be doing a lot of printing, buying a ream of eco-friendly, recycled paper may be a very good investment. 

Recycled post-its

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Those little sheets of paper are undoubtedly handy for reminders and jotting down ideas. But look out for recycled options to take notes and take care of the environment. 

If you love these tips, check out more of our eco-conscious living posts!


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