Ever wonder what happens to all those newspapers your family saves for recycling? Tree Smart has come up with a method of turning old news papers into quality, easier-to-sharpen pencils that also have latex-free and smudge-free erasers. Not only do recyclable pencils come in the standard HB gradients, but they also come in an array of vibrant colors for drawing.
Green is not the only color when it comes to using sustainable markers. Ecolorgy makes a set of washable markers in vibrant colors that are made with recycled plastic shells, 100% recyclable packaging and safe ink that won't stain your clothes.
From studying, to jotting down reminders, to simply just organizing your thoughts, sticky notes are an essential part of daily school life. Next time you pick up a pack, make sure you choose note pads with 100% recycled sheets so you can reduce your carbon footprint while you expand your GPA. Recyclable sticky pads are available at greenoffice.com.
A notebook made from banana and pineapple? Sounds like the ingredients for fruit salad rather than a sustainable notebook. Companies like The Banana Paper Company create notebooks, stationary and envelopes which are made from surprising materials like coffee and fruit which have helped to save many paper-yielding trees from being cut down.
Not only do recyclable notebooks help save trees, but they also help you save money. Environotes notebooks, one brand made from recycled materials and paper are available in a 24-pack for under $2 online.
Everyone needs a stapler or paperclip to bind their important papers together for school. However, the amount of steel harvested for conventional staples, and the process by which they are manufactured, is harmful to our environment. By purchasing a staple-free stapler like the EcoStapler, you can bind up to five pieces of paper by using an easy method that requires zero staples, and works just as well as a traditional stapler.