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