Five eco-friendly ways to start the school year

Kids can help care for the planet with sustainable tips for their school supplies, projects, and lunches.

About a million plastic beverage bottles are sold every minute around the world. Equip your kids with personal reusable water bottles they can take to school, sports, and activities. And if their school isn’t already recycling plastic bottles, consider talking to officials about how to start. (Learn more about how kids can help reduce plastic waste.)

Three green tips for coloring, drawing

Rummage in drawers at home for usable markers, scissors, and notebooks before buying new ones. Still missing some items? Check stationery shops and bookstores for packaging-free school supplies.

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