Take notes: paper that won’t hurt the trees!

I’m sure at some point, spiral notebooks will disappear from “back to school lists.” School administrators will one day finally realize the impact paper has on our environment. You may remember from our Tree-Free Paper post that approximately 4 billion trees are cut down each year to manufacture paper- we’re losing trees faster than they can regrow.

How can you avoid adding to deforestation as you shop for back to school supplies?

Look for paper that’s 100% recycled, or skip the trees altogether and go with banana paper.


Environotes Lined Index Cards: A pack of 100 cards made from 100% recycled paper, 30% post-consumer waste paper. 3×5″, wide-ruled. Regularly $1.50, on sale $1.25

Redi-Tag Adhesive Notepads: What separates these sticky-pads from the rest of the bunch is that they’re made from 100% recycled paper and they use a water-based adhesive, so they’re actually recyclable! Regularly $0.99, on sale $0.75

Environotes Recycled Folders: 2-pocket portfolio folders made from 100% recycled paper with a minimum of 30% PCW. Regularly $1.00, on sale $0.50

Wide-Ruled Banana Filler Paper: Banana paper is made with a combination of banana leaf fibers and post-consumer-waste paper: it is 100% recycled, 100% acid-free, and 100% chlorine-free. Regularly $3.50, on sale $2.75

imageWant to add a little character to your supplies? These wide-ruled banana paper spiral notebooks are colorful & fun! Regularly $5.00, on sale $3.75

Find more recycled and banana paper supplies here!

Daily Green Special: Get a head start on back to school shopping with great deals on recycled/banana paper supplies. Prices valid until tomorrow’s post. Happy Monday!


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