Back to School, Back to Green: 6 Ways for Kids to Reduce Plastic Use in School
Hey moms, as our kids head back to school after the holidays, it's a great opportunity to teach them how to be planet-saving heroes. Since June 16th was World Refill Day, let's harness the momentum and show our kids how they can make a big impact by reducing plastic waste🌱🌍♻️.
Here’s some awesome tips to help your little ones reduce plastic use at school:
Check Your Supplies at Home First
Before your kids hit the stores for back-to-school shopping, take a look at what they already have at home. If you have supplies that are still in good condition but not quite right for school, consider donating them to your local library, a non-profit organization, or even directly to your child's school.
Opt for Eco-Conscious School Supplies
Source: Purple & Pure
Empower your kids to make eco-conscious choices when shopping for school supplies. Opt for notebooks and pencils made from recycled or sustainable materials.
Explore planet-friendly alternatives like Purple & Pure's seed notebook and pencil set. The covers contain embedded seeds and are 100% recycled paper, allowing you to plant them in your garden and watch them grow🌱!
Tote Bags for the Win
Help your kids embrace eco-conscious shopping habits by providing them with reusable tote bags. They'll proudly carry their books, gym clothes, or groceries in style while keeping plastic bags at bay.
Say Goodbye to Plastic Straws and Plastic Utensils
Support your little ones in joining the straw-free movement. Replace single-use plastic straws with eco-friendly alternatives like stainless steel or silicone straws.
Source: The Green Collectives
Check out The Green Collectives' Equo Sugarcane Straws. They come in various sizes, including ones perfect for boba drinks. These biodegradable sugarcane straws are flexible, durable, and provide a great sipping experience.
Source: The Green Collective
Utensils are also available. Their sugarcane spoons, forks and knives are durable and resistant to hot foods and moisture, sturdy and easy to use without ever getting soggy. These biodegradable utensils are made using sugarcane fiber and contain absolutely no plastic or harmful chemicals, so they aren’t just great for the planet, they’re better for you too.
Let's kick-start their plastic-free journey by transforming their lunchbox into an eco-friendly haven. Swap single-use plastic bags and wraps with reusable containers.
Discover the Lunch Box selection from Unplastik. These Lunch Boxes are made from high-quality food grade silicone. They are leakproof, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and freezer SAFE.
Sip Responsibly with Reusable Bottles
Instead of disposable plastic water bottles, encourage your kids to use reusable options like stainless steel or glass bottles.
Source: The Green Collectives
Check out The Rumi Lota Bottle from The Green Collectives! This sustainable bottle keeps contents hot for up to 12 hours and cold for up to 24 hours. It's made with a bamboo lid and stainless steel body, ensuring durability and being completely plastic-free. Stay hydrated in style with this eco-friendly choice!
By making these easy changes, you'll be showing them how small actions can create a big difference. Let's teach our kids the importance of reducing plastic waste and inspire them to be eco-conscious superheroes.
Source: The Green Collectives' Instagram
If you're on the lookout for green goodies, be sure to visit Nimbu store at Duo Galleria this June and at Funan Mall this July. Not only will you find a wide range of sustainable products, but you'll also have the opportunity to explore Nimbu's great range of clothing and toys within the same location. You can browse our beautiful collection firsthand.
Additionally, if you have any gently used kids' clothes that you'd like to return and earn valuable $$ for, don't forget to utilize our Return & Earn Bins conveniently located in-store. Join us in our commitment to a greener lifestyle and sustainable fashion!♻️🌍