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Back to School: Some Zero-Waste Items

Making your lifestyle more eco-friendly? Getting your young ones to do the same? It can be done! So, here’s a good goal for our kids for this school year — packing a zero-waste lunchbox. How do you do it? We’ll explain.


ORGANIC COTTON LUNCH BAG

An organic cotton lunch bag is essential for an eco-friendly lunch. We found BPA, phthalate and lead-free bags at Simons that you can be sure will be filled with delicious meals.


BAMBOO CUTLERY
To replace that all-too-popular plastic cutlery, try bamboo cutlery instead. Reusable, washable and durable, it’s ideal for lunch boxes, the office or travel. Thanks, Planète Bébé.


ORGANIC COTTON SNACK BAGS
Forget those Ziploc bags. Choose a coated organic cotton snack bag instead. Our favourite is the Oko Créations bag at Carré Zéro Déchet. Waterproof and lightweight, it’s perfect for carrying your snacks: chips, cookies, chopped veggies, cheese, grapes, etc. 


GREEN, ECONOMICAL DRINK BOXES
At last, a green, economic drink box that’s won’t drip all over the place. Waterproof and durable, kids love them. Parents too. Available at Carré Zéro Déchet.


VEGAN BACKPACK

Spring is the first footwear and fashion accessory company to receive carbon-neutral certification, which makes us very happy. So, what does certification mean? It means that none of their products contain animal skin, feathers, fur, hair, wool fibre or animal-sourced components. Congratulations! Really.

So encourage this company and choose a school backpack for fall that lets you carry around the stuff you need in style.


OLA BAMBOO TOOTHBRUSH
Did you know that by using a bamboo toothbrush, you help to eliminate over 4.9 billion plastic toothbrushes thrown out each year? So, are you in?


MULTI-USE SNACK BAGS

Perfect for snacks, lunches and leftovers, these bags available at Simons let you preserve, freeze and cook food in the oven or the microwave. They’re also dishwasher safe. What a joy!


LOCAL BATH BOMBS

Finally, to clean and moisturize your little monsters, Savonnerie Saponaria’s bath bombs are our favourites. They’re made in the Outaouais with Epsom salt, grapeseed oil and white clay. Planète Bébé has bath bombs with scents including eucalyptus, bubble gum, lavender, lilac and more.

Whether back to school means elementary school, high school, college or university for you, there’s always a good excuse to be eco-friendly. You’ll see — it’s quick, easy and satisfying.

All the best for the new school year!

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