Using eco friendly products in the school yard

With most schools in Australia back into the swing of things by now, you’re probably sending the kids off with packed lunches and breathing a sigh of relief as you get a moment to relax.

Getting the kids ready for school can be stressful, and making eco friendly choices can be overlooked in the face of what’s easier for you. Luckily, there are products that are designed not only to benefit the environment, but to help busy parents with day-to-day chores.

Here are just two of the products that your kids can use at school that are eco friendly, too:

Reusable sandwich wrap

Metres and metres of clear cling wrap is not only frustrating to use, but it also has an impact on our environment. Cling wrap is not recyclable, and this material can hang about in our ecosystem for many years before decomposing – and while it’s still around, it poses a serious threat to marine and land animals in the form of suffocation, ingestion and strangulation.

A great alternative to this dangerous material is investing in a quality reusable sandwich wrap or sandwich bag. These pouches keep your children’s food delicious and fresh until lunchtime (or whenever they choose to eat it!), and as the name suggests, can be used more than once.

Eco friendly bag

If you’re a parent, you’ll know kids love to grab the latest accessories in stationary and bags, but this can get expensive, and their choices are not always exciting for the environment. Affordable backpacks and bags are made from recycled rPET material that may have otherwise ended up in landfill.

Aside from this environmental bonus, many eco friendly backpacks look great – so kids will love showing them off to their friends in the playground! Not only that, but they are designed to be extra strong, so they’ll be able to withstand the rough-and-tumble of your children’s antics.