So I scoured the net looking for some of the cutest, environment friendly, back to school basics I could find. You can click on the links below [it takes you to the page where you can purchase] [NO I am not being paid or anything. These are just products that I have found and am purchasing myself!]
Helping the environment in anyway we can is important. Call it your civic duty. A favor to your kids who will inherit this Earth. Substituting reusable bags for plastic is a RAD way to help. Not to mention it saves your wallet from wasteful spending! From reusablebags.com:
society's consumption rate is now estimated at well over 500,000,000,000 (that's 500 billion) plastic bags annually, or almost 1 million per minute.Seriously.
a. Reusable Organic Sandwich/Snack Bag with Blue Bird [Bebeloosh Mini Shop] They are absolutely adorable with several appliqués to choose from. Machine washable!
b. Red Apple Dots Sak [WasteNot Saks] Huge fan of the adorable prints. These are all lined with Nylon. Comes in sandwich and snack sizes!
c. Personalized Zebra Lunch Tote [Silver Thread Embroidery] They have a few different lunch box [girl and boy] options and handmade backbacks!
d. Personalized Chocolate/Orange Lunch Box [Sibling Rivalry Design] SEVERAL different lunch box color combos and designs! You'll love these!
e. Skip Hop Zoo Lunchies [Skip Hop] I LOVE THESE. They are too cute and come in: bee, owl, dog, mouse, monkey, penguin. BPA free, Phthalate free, & PVC free! they also have coordinating backpacks [here]
f. Property Of Tags [Risky Beads: Accessories with Issues] A fun way to make sure all of the new gear finds its way back to your child when it inevitably gets lost or forgotten. ^_^ Attach to jackets, lunch boxes, & book bags!
g. Personalized Back Pack in Navy/Aqua [Sibling Rivalry Design] Another one from SiblingRivalry. Boy & Girl versions.
h. Embroidered LadyBug Back Pack [All About You Design] These get personalized with your child's name. CUTE right? yeah, just agree. it's flippin' cute. There are boy designs too [one has a lion on it!]