Sharpen your recycled newspaper pencils! It’s time to gear up and go green for back-to-school shopping. And we’ve found a great assortment of stylish eco products that will make creating a supply list a breeze, leaving you time to soak up the last bit of summer.

Eco-Friendly Back To School Supplies

(1) Start the school year off on a healthy note by tucking Honest Hand Sanitizer Spray in your kiddos’ bags so they can clean up before lunch or after an active recess outdoors.

(2) Ditch the paper and plastic in favor of a reusable lunchbox. Erin Condren’s new line ensures your children will dine in sustainable style thanks to her personalized designs that are BPA free, phthalate free, and completely recyclable. Bonus: You can extend the box’s life by switching the faceplate when you’re child prefers Instagram to video games.

(3) Perfect for fashionable teens and adults, this Japanese-inspired lunch bag also can be used to tote around healthy snacks or a few personal sundries. We love that the waste-, BPA-, and plastic-free Furoshiki ECOlunchwrap Kit can simply fold up in your purse or backpack—bye-bye plastic bags!

(4) Reusable water bottles are a staple accessory, so this mod bkr design will seamlessly blend with your chic wardrobe. Who knew drinking water could be so cool? It definitely is when your bkr purchase is an investment in “initiatives that combat the global water crisis, empower tomorrow’s leaders, and help in the fight against cancer.”

(5) Avoid the packaged food rut and keep your kiddos excited about healthy lunches all year with Weelicious Lunches: Think Outside The Lunch Box. With over 160 easy meals to choose from, your family will skip the artificial colors, preservatives, and refined sugars and quickly think, “Junk Food…what’s that?!”

(6) Protect your investment in note taking and homework (and your computer, of course!) with this sleek, natural, and vegan cork laptop sleeve found on fellow B-Corp Etsy.

(7) Encourage budding artists with these handmade Earth Grown Crayons that are made from natural soy wax with non-toxic mineral and organic pigments.

(8) Purchasing the essential little things like pens, pencils, and markers can add up, taking its toll on your wallet and the planet. Reduce your waste with Stubby Pencil Studio’s eco highlighter pencils that are long lasting, 100% biodegradable, and free of plastic, ink, and VOCs.

(9) SoYoung’s eco backpacks (PVC-, pthalate-, and BPA-Free) delight both the parent and child with designs that are the perfect combo of sweet and urban.

(10) Honest Travel Wipes are a great back-to-school addition for wiping off germy hands, lunch tables, toys, and technology.

(11) Raise your hand if you love neon? Honestly, these bright ecosystem notebooks will leave you smiling. Not only are they customizable in terms of size, paper, and cover, but they’re also made of 100% post-consumer recycled material. Happy creating guaranteed!

(12) Dioramas, craft projects, and homework won’t be a toxic, smelly mess with this non-toxic paste made from potato starch and almonds.

(13) Topo’s Daypack — handmade in a LEED Certified shop in Colorado — will carry your books from high school to college, as the timeless design will never go out of style.

Looking for more eco-friendly school supplies? Check out our Top 20 for a green academic year or leave your recommendations in the comments below!

  • samantha kuhr

    Love this article! Thanks for sharing!

    • http://blog.honest.com/ Honest

      You’re welcome, Samantha!

  • Emily Press Labels

    I would like to share our new non-PVC, BPA-free dishwasher safe labels we designed to label all the lunchboxes, water bottles and school supplies on your list. Lots of different designs! http://www.emilypress.com/Write_your_Own_Labels_Self_Laminating_Labels/Department.aspx?DeptID=104

  • Graciele_Gra

    Everything’s so interesting as always. But I really liked the Earth Grown Crayons. Thought about the kids that goes in to my boss clinic. They love to paint with crayons
    in the waiting room.

    • http://blog.honest.com/ Honest

      We’re glad the guide can be a source of inspiration for life outside of the school!

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  • AmberD.

    Thank you so much for posting this. I pre-ordered the Weelicious Lunch book for my son school lunches. I can’t wait to receive it.

    • http://blog.honest.com/ Honest

      That’s exciting, Amber! We are big fans of Weelicious and love how she makes healthy eating so easy and fun for the family. Enjoy the book.

  • Erin

    Love the Erin condren lunch boxes! BPA and phthalate free is important

  • Gillian Hurst

    Love this giveaway!!! In order to go green this year I’m packing cloth napkins this year instead of paper. Will still write notes on them :)

  • Dana Esker

    Thank You so much for a great article, can’t wait to order some of these goodies

  • Melissa Costa

    This year to go green I bought my son a silicone safe bento style lunchbox instead of using tons of plastic wrap and ziplocks in a traditional style lunchbox.

  • Sierra

    Having these would help me go green! I do plan on however to start recycling and repurposing items

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  • Rafael Centenera

    13 \(O) // <3