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Back to School in 2014 with recycled stationery and green school supplies!

Back to School in 2014 with recycled stationery and green school supplies!

The holidays are nearly over (yes it's true sad): It’s that time where you need to start thinking about what you need for back to school or education. But wait - don't rush out to the nearest big store to load up with the cheapest (and nastiest) supplies you can find.

What your school stationery and supplies are made of matters. You might only use school stationery for a year or so, but some of the materials it can be made from last a lot longer than that - usually in landfill!

  • Got a pencil case full of cheap plastic pens? Small things can have big impacts. Every year over 10 billion plastic pens worldwide are thrown out and end up in landfill.  Why add to the waste - use recycled paper pens, biodegradable cornstarch pens and other alternatives instead.
  • Materials such as PVC (Poly Vinyl Chloride) in folders, ring binders, erasers and pencil cases pose great environmental and health hazards from manufacture to disposal. Why take the risk - there are better alternatives: recycled paper folders and binders, organic cotton pencil cases, PVC-free Erasers and more.
  • Those very cheap exercise books you might have seen: are they made from rainforest-sourced timber pulp from Indonesia? If so they are putting ever more pressure on threatened native rainforests, on animal habitat and on the native communities of this region. Be part of a better way forward: Use recycled exercise books.

You can find your recycled and green school and education supplies the easy way at BuyEcoGreen.

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