Looking for safer, non-toxic, and eco-friendly school supplies? There are a lot of great options now that are available in stores or online.
Toxic chemicals have been found in school supplies, including asbestos in crayons. That’s not what you want to send back to school with your kids.
There are better options both for your kids and the planet. Many office supply stores are starting to carry these safer options or you can get the options below online.
Eco-Friendly School Supplies
Paper and Notebooks
Look for notebooks and paper made of recycled paper or tree-free options like sugarcane. There are many great options so you are sure to find something that your kids like.
Pencils and Pens
This is not an item that was on a supply list for most of us as kids but is common place now. Most hand sanitizers contain toxins like triclosan, triclocarban and/or synthetic fragrance. Opt for ones free of these things.
If nothing else remember to stay away from scented products, avoid extra plastic, look for water-based products, and go as basic as you can. Fewer frills can often mean less waste and fewer toxins (this is not always true but often is).
Another place you will find toxins at school is in lunch boxes, some even have lead. Check out this list of non-toxic eco-friendly lunch boxes for safer options.