Back To School Shopping For The Environment
Every year, parents spend millions of dollars on back-to-school supplies. This year, be sure to shop green. Remember that many thrift stores carry school supplies that will cost you a fraction of retail prices.
Avoid excess packaging. A large percentage of solid waste stream is the result of unnecessary packaging. When given a choice, choose the product that is sensible, not over-packaged, and reuse or recycle packaging.
Look for green labels that let you know the product is certified as environmentally friendly.
Shopping list: What is it made of and Where can I get it?
Invest in a reusable water bottle made of metal or non-leaching plastics such as high or low density polyethylene (HDPE #2 and #4)
Both Casio and Texas Instruments offer solar models that don’t need batteries. You should be able to find these at a local supply store.
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