If You Need To Buy, Buy Green For Back To School Time.

August 13, 2009

While I am all about reusing and buying used when you need something, sometimes that just doesn’t work out the way that you want it to. So if you find yourself in need of a few eco-friendly things for your kids for the upcoming school year, you might want to check out some of these items instead of using plastic or one-time-use containers!

Nothing goes to waste with the Kids Konserve Waste-Free Lunch Kit, an eco-friendly lunch bag that includes everything you need to pack a safe and environmentally responsible lunch. Kit includes a recycled cotton lunch bag with a recycled aluminum nametag, cloth napkin, 16 oz. stainless steel beverage bottle, Food Kozy and two stainless steel food containers.

Made from 90% post-consumer recycled content (recycled plastic bottles & containers) and with Fair Labor/Fair Wage principles, this Recycled PET thermal lunch bag is only $9.95. Bag is really durable & incredibly eco-friendly. Made with tough, high quality fabric and sturdy zippers. In addition to being made from 90% recycled plastic bottles & containers, it’s 100% guaranteed against defects in materials or construction for life.

This 0.6L bottle from Sigg is lightweight, unbreakable, and comes with leak-proof active bottle top. SIGG bottles have been independently tested to prove 0.0% leaching, helping reduce your exposure to harmful chemicals like BPA. Taste neutral, resistant to fruit juices & energy drinks with no scent transfer – and they are 100% recyclable at the end of their very long lives. I have a few of these Sigg bottles myself and they can take a serious beating!

Bazura Bags are handmade using colorful recycled juice containers to form cool, one-of-a-kind styles. These bags are made in the Philippines by a women’s cooperative, utilizing used juice containers. These containers are purchased through a network of local school children. Indestructible and non-biodegradable by nature, foil juice packs clog landfills, fields and streets throughout the Philippines. Using clever designs that combine the material’s strength & brilliant colors, the co-op helps keep the environment clean via this very cool method of recycling.

Take your sandwich to work every day in a plastic bag? Sure, it can be washed – but plastic bags are eventually be thrown in the garbage. Instead, check out these “Happy-Sacks” – reusable, washable and made from cotton, they have the potential to eliminate 1000’s of plastic bags over their lifetime, saving you money at the same time. As part of a waste-free lunch kit, these bags can ultimately help you consume less plastic.

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Comments (2)

  1. david says:

    The link should be fixed now; sorry about that!

    http://www.thegoodhuman.com/resources/RBhappysacks.php

  2. Kathryn says:

    I’m very interested in the happy sack idea as an alternative to plastic bags. But the link takes me to the bazura bag site & a search does not show up happy sacks. Do you have a link to info on these?

    Thanks.