Go Back to School Eco-Friendly!
Whether you’re a student or a parent, going back to school is an exciting and busy time. We at The Mindful Merchants know just how important it is to be prepared for the upcoming school year. This list of back to school items will not only get you stocked up on high quality and affordable supplies, it will help you make a difference everyday of the week!
Go Back To School with Eco-Friendly Pens, Pencils, Glue, and More!
Onyx and Blue Sustainable Student School Supply Kit
This Sustainable Student School Supply Kit comes in an Eco-friendly reusable bag. Burlap linen makes it strong and durable. It has a jute cord drawstring closure. Kit includes a Stone Paper Notebook: 6″x 9″, double metal side coil, 60 ruled sheets (120 pages). The pages of this notebook are made of stone, recycled from construction site debris. This product is made without wood, water or bleach, using ecologically friendly technology that changes crushed stones into sheets of paper. The pages are waterproof, tear-resistant and recyclable. Kit also includes: 3 retractable pens, medium tip (1 mm), black ink, made from recycled milk cartons; 10 pencils with white eraser, made from recycled newspaper, round body, pre-sharpened, 3 recycled rubber erasers with paper sleeve in assorted colors, and a double pencil sharpener with casing made from 100% bamboo. The packaging is recycled, unbleached carton printed with soy-based ink.
Check out these fun, non-toxic, all natural soy wax crayons! They are designed to allow young children to color easily in large, wide strokes, as they strengthen the tripod grip muscles and improve motor coordination. The muslin bag includes sixteen 1 1/4 x ¾ inch crayons. The colors are: red, green, blue, egg yolk yellow, black, brown, orange, purple, pink, grass green, sky blue, sunshine yellow, gray, tan, and peach.
Stubby Pencil Studio’s Eco-Friendly Highlighter Pencils
Unlike most highlighters, which are a formulation of liquid ink or gel encased in plastic, these are made of wood from managed forests in Austria. Their natural finish allows for biodegradation so they won’t add to landfills. These jumbo (3/8 inch in diameter x 6- 7/8 inches in length), long lasting highlighter pencils sharpen easily and won’t crumble, bleed through thin paper, leak, or dry out. This set includes 6 neon colors; pink, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple.
Boshiho Eco-friendly Pen and Pencil Case
Boshiho Eco-friendly Pen and Pencil Cases are made from soft, flexible and durable cork. Cork trees grow easily and quickly which allows us to make a wide variety of quality products from a renewable source. This bag is approximately 8.3″ x 2.2″ x 2.4″ and has a zip closure on top.
Elmer’s Glue Sticks
Elmer’s glue is one of the most popular brands of glue, not only because of their large variety of products and dedication to quality, they’re also cruelty free. Their glue is non-toxic and vegan, hence their mascot, “Elsie” the cow who appears on their labels. This company is rich in history and continues to make a difference in the community with their kids in need foundation.
Kleen Earth Scissors
Kleen Earth scissors by Westcott are made from recycled content. The handles are made from 70% recycled plastic. They are infused with Microban protection to inhibit the growth of bacterial odors. The stainless steel blades are durable and the ergonomic left and right grips make it so all students can go back to school with great scissors.
Goodlucky365 Erasers are all eco-friendly and non-toxic. This set includes 26pcs animal erasers. Make sure to check out their other fun designs, like food shapes!
Pack a Healthy and Eco-Friendly Back to School Lunch!
Planet Wise makes a conscience effort to support the local economy and reduce environmental impact. They carefully research raw materials and choose as many USA-made materials as possible. All their products are manufactured in a locally women-owned facility. We love this cute fox print, but they also have many other fun prints.
Bento boxes are wonderful alternatives to bags. This translucent midnight blue Bento lunch box has 5 containers, 3 leak-proof lids, and an ice pack with a cute alien design. The bag is fully insulated, has multiple compartments and comes with a handle that makes it easy to carry. Bento box fits perfectly in the bag. Food Safe – No Lead, BPA, phthalates.
Carry it all Back to School with these Ergonomical and Ecological Bags!
Crafted in Colorado, USA, from upcycled, brightly colored nylon Fabric, 18 oz PVC waterproof tarp, street sign scrap, this awesome messenger bag is great for students of all ages. The hardware is made form nylon and metal hardware. This messenger comes complete with front zippered pockets, and waist belt, making it as comfortable as it is fun.
Rover Pack by Topo Designs
Like all products by Topo Designs, the Rover Pack is made in Colorado, USA. Rugged enough for the mountains, yet small enough for everyday school use. This features a 1000D Cordura base for durability and a lightweight, water-resistant pack cloth upper with a cinch closure. Exterior zipper pockets allow quick access to smaller items, an inner laptop sleeve keeps computers secure, and two side pockets are great for carrying water bottles or extra gear which can be cinched tight with the side compression straps. The low profile backpack straps are backed with a padded mesh, include accessory D-Rings, and are compatible with Topo design’s Sternum Strap.
We hope this list of eco-friendly supplies helps guide your back to school adventures! All of these wonderful brands have many other items we will sell here at The Mindful Merchants website. Stay tuned for more upcoming featured items from these and other great companies!