So, parents need to shop for school supplies as kids are going back to school. Go green this year. Lucky Vitamin offers an incredible selection of eco-friendly school supplies, including plenty of “cool tools” for your kids.
It’s important to know that paper has a significant impact on our environment. The average person in the U.S. consumes about 700 lbs. of paper per year, making the U.S. the largest consumer of paper in the world. 90% of the printing/writing paper comes from virgin tree fiber. Once used, paper generally ends up in the municipal waste.
A scary 40% of the total waste in landfills is paper. On the other hand, producing recycled paper causes 74% less air pollution, 35% less water pollution, and creates five times the number of jobs than producing paper from trees. It saves old-growth trees, forest eco-systems, native habitat and biodiversity.
So, choose recycled/environmentally friendly notebooks, index cards and pocket folders. Don’t forget to recycle used papers as well or use it for notes (instead of brand new sticky notes).
Every little thing helps to reduce the amount of paper in landfills and to minimize the number of trees cut down for paper manufacturing.
Additionally, Lucky is offering biodegradable pens, made from corn-based material. The majority of its components are intended to be disposed of in your own backyard. Biodegradable pens are a very cool idea to promote a “green” return to school and protect our planet Earth.