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Tips for a sustainable start to the school year

Posted at 10:29 AM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 10:29:34-04

The average American family spends nearly $600 each fall on school supplies, new clothes, and college gear. With parents unsure about whether school will reopen for in-person instruction or remote learning, it's important to think about sustainability before shopping for school supplies.

Lauren Olson, a sustainability expert for World Centric, shares tips for a sustainable back-to-school plan that focuses on recycling and other earth-friendly practices:

  • Before you shop, take stock of what you have
  • Don’t buy in bulk
  • Be lunch box savy
  • Buy compostables / using reusables