The following is a list of some of Eco Party Warehouse's favorite eco-friendly school supplies to help your kids have a happy, sustainable school year.
Disposable Eco-Friendly Cutlery
Encouraging kids to carry—and use—their own set of disposable eco-friendly cutlery, can help put a dent in the amount of single-use plastic waste we generate. Cutlery pieces (forks, knives, and spoons) made from completely natural resources - palm leaves and birch wood - from Eco Party Warehouse are super convenient for your child to throw in his backpack, and super friendly to the Earth, since our cutlery is fully biodegradable and commercially compostable!
An adorable eco-friendly lunch plate
This adorable palm leaf lunch plate is perfect for little ones just starting school. BPA-free and made of palm leaves, the plate is compostable, biodegradable, leak-proof, and features a removable three-compartment lunch tray. It's also super-durable and suitable to be used directly in microwave ovens and fridges, releasing no toxic substance.
A sustainable way to bring snacks
For snacks that are easily squished, Eco Party Warehouse's palm leaf bowls are a great alternative. They're stackable for simple storage and easy to pack anywhere you go. The best part might be just how durable they are, in case your little one has clumsy fingers.
A sandwich bag that can be used again and again
Reusable sandwich bags are an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional plastic zip bags. They're dishwasher safe and can also be thrown in the washing machine. The only downside is that you might have to remind your kids to bring them home at the end of the day.
To help, Eco Party Warehouse has also prepared a few strategies for sustainable, low, or zero waste school stationery and supplies:
- Use what you already have. Scrounge up loose pens and forgotten notebooks (they’re usually full of mostly blank pages!).
- For things you know you no longer need, consider donating any school supplies that still have a useful life, and recycling those that don’t.
- See what you can find secondhand. Look for secondhand online school supplies like books, graphing calculators, and technology.
- For anything you weren’t able to check off with the first two, buy new (but sustainable and environmentally friendly).
Use shopping for eco-friendly back to school supplies as an opportunity to start teaching your kids about conscious consumerism.