Kids Sustainable School Supplies

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Kids can cut back on litter in the land fills and ocean by using sustainable school supplies. Kids can use recycled paper that doesn’t use any new trees. Kids can pack their lunch box with reusable containers and use organic cotton back packs. A plastic shopping bag can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Paper bags lunches generate 67 pounds of waste by the end of the school year. Kids’ lunch trash is second only to office paper as the leading source of school waste. Every year 2.7 billion juice boxes end up in the landfill. The average American consumes double what was bought 50 years ago. Because plastic is made from oil, kids can recycle one plastic bottle and conserve enough energy to light a 60 watt bulb for up to six hours. Instead of using juice boxes or plastic bottles, kids can get a reusable stainless steel thermos that can be filled with a cold drink or a hot soup. Kids like an insulated lunch bag with a cold pack that keeps food fresh with individual containers that keeps crispy items like organic veggies separate from moist like a hummus dip. Kids can grow an organic veggie garden instead of a lawn and fill their lunch boxes with the healthiest best tasting food. Fruits and veggies can be grown in containers on the balcony, patio, or windowsill. Homemade snacks, drinks, and sandwiches save on trash, transportation, and doctor bills. Kids can help create a greener world by remembering to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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