Think of The Ultimate Green Store* as the ultimate web-based destination for eco-conscious shoppers, The Ultimate Green Store provides a collection of many of the finest environmentally friendly products for you, your home, office, kids and even your pets!
Today I will be highlighting a few of the many Green items used in our Back to School supply search.
The following items were provided for me to facilitate my review. All opinions are solely my own.*
EcoZoo Kids Cotton Puppy Backpack from EcoGear. (see picture above).
The EcoZoo Kids Backpack line by EcoGear is a cute and convenient way to carry your things around in earth-friendly style. A bag for kids of all ages, the EcoZoo Kids Puppy Backpack is ideal for school, overnight, and every-day use. From domestic to exotic breeds, these are the most charming creatures to ever appear in the form of a bag.
This PVC-free bag is made from organic cotton canvas and rope materials. The buttons and buckles on this bag are made from recycled plastic parts and sustainable wood parts. All colored materials used in the construction of this bag are treated with toxic-free dyes.
There are durable internal pockets for storage that securely fasten shut with a hook-and-loop closure. There is a top web loop for hanging and two padded shoulder straps for the wearer’s convenience.
EcoZoo bags are also available in Panda, Pig, and Elephant styles.
This is absolutely adorable. The picture does not do justice. Very sturdy and easy to clean. Yes, clean. We all know that sooner or later all backpacks will need to be cleaned, and this one will make cleanup so much easier. I love the fact it’s made from organic cotton canvas and rope materials. And a 14′ x 10″ x 5″ it makes for the perfect size for the wee little ones.
Organic Cotton Napkins for Kids – Set of Four (4) by Fabkins
Fabkins reusable, 100% organic cotton napkins come in an array of playful designs that reflect kids’ interests. The brightly-colored fabrics are GOTS-certified and are made in India using sustainable business practices with low-impact dyes. Perfect for meals at home, packing with a waste-free school lunch, and taking with you on the go, these eco-friendly and kid-friendly napkins are an easy way to go green and save money everyday.
Each set contains four napkins, and each one of the four napkins has a unique, embroidered design Prima Ballerina, Sports Fan, Beach Bound, Flower Power.
The quality of these napkins is superb. Tough and will last many washings. Just thinking about the waste of using paper napkins for EACH school lunch packed everyday. Make the reusable napkins a winner in this home because I’m not adding to the land fill multiple time per day with our paper napkins.
Bento Buddies 2.0 from Laptop Lunches
Using a reusable lunchbox is a great way to significantly cut the amount of waste generated from packing conventional lunches. The Bento Buddies 2.0 set is completely free of phthalates, bisphenol A (BPA), PVC and lead.
The containers can be used on their own directly inside a lunchbox or inside Bento 2.0 Systems, Kits, or Sets for other configurations (they are NOT designed to work with the original Bento Box). These bento buddies sets also contain polyethylene lids to help seal food and prevent spills. The containers are microwave safe, but the container lids should NOT be used in the microwave. These polypropylene (#5) containers and polyethylene (#2) lids are non-toxic, non-staining and can withhold mold and mildew.
What a blessing to be able to pack lunches in the reusable containers. The fact is the Bento Buddies are so much easier for the little man to each his lunch directly from without having to place his food on the school cafeteria table. (Sigh of relief). The only problem we have come across so far (we are in week 2 of school) is the small dip container can be a little difficult for little hands to manage without accidentally spilling. I’m sure he will master this one soon it’s just a gentle reminder. I would never send the tiny dip container on a day he was having pictures ; )
12oz. Kid Size Klean Kanteen Water Bottle fro Klean Kanteen
Small and lightweight, the 12 oz bottle is great when space is a premium. In addition to use as a reusable water bottle, it’s the perfect size for juice and other naturally sweet drinks.
Whatever you fill it with, the 12 oz Klean Kanteen’s compact size allows you to take it just about anywhere. Toss it in your purse when you head to the store. Tuck it into your jam-packed messenger bag on your way to work. Pack it in your backpack for a quick hike or a trail run. It’s the best choice for those times when the trip is short and refills are readily available, or you don’t have a lot of room and you don’t want to carry extra weight.
The durable kleen kanteen is the perfect size to fit into little mans lunch box. Holds just the right amount of drink for his lunch period. Which helps reduce the chances of spilling later in the day or the trip home. The wide mouth makes it easy to fill and pop right into the dishwasher for a through cleaning.
Over all this grandma and little man will be giving The Ultimate Green Store a BIG thumbs up for the sheer fact we will be packing lunches the green way all year-long! For less than it would cost us for disposable lunch items.
Shop for Mix & Match Lunch Box Systems at The Ultimate Green Store online.
The Ultimate Green Store is giving TWO (2) Passport To Frugal readers the chance to pick up some last-minute back to school “Green” lunch supplies with one of two $25. Gift Cards! How Cool is That!
You will need to visit our “Too Cool For School” Giveaway Hop Sept 1 – 9th. (Link will open just after midnight Aug 31.)
Happy Holidays Bonnie~ aka LeahSay (LeeSay one word).
*Note facts and pictures may/may not be taken from the above mentioned site(s) or supplied by myself.