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Back to School – The Eco Way

Lunch Box


It is almost that time of year again, when the Christmas rush is over and parents start looking forward to the beginning of the school year. To help you get a head start we have put together our top picks for back to school products, that are not only eco-friendly and safe for your child but super stylish.


Lunch Boxes…

Look no further than So Young Mother insulated lunch boxes. These super stylish lunch boxes are BPA and Lead free and come with a shoulder strap that enables it to be worn as a side satchel or backpack. There are a range of retro inspired designs to choose from including- Pink Giraffe, Blue Aeroplane, Red Scooter, Brown Horse, Orange Flower and Green Rocket.

Lunch Box


Water Bottles…

There are great BPA free water bottles available at most supermarkets and department stores, but if you want your child to stand out from the crowd you can beat Stainless Steel Water bottles from Naturally Sustainable. They have a great range of designs and are available in sizes 380ml, 600ml and 1Ltr. They also have sports caps available, if you are the sporty type.

Water Bottle


Reusable Lunch Wraps…

Imagine how much cling wrap you use every year wrapping sandwiches, now imagine how many zip lock bags you use each year – worried yet? Reusable lunch wraps are a great alternative that will not only save you money, but help save the planet at the same time. These are a must have for all school bags!!! Great for sandwiches, snacks and more, these lunch wraps are BPA free and fully machine washable. They are available in a variety of sizes and designs.

Reusable Lunch_Wrap


Recycled Newspaper Coloured Pencils…

Mini coloured pencils made from recycled newspaper are great for school or for busy mums to carry in their bags for when the kids need entertaining. Presented in a cute recycled paper container, there are 12 pencils per set.

Newspaper pencils 


Reusable Coffee Cups…

Don’t forget to make sure that you look after yourself on those early mornings when you are rushing to get the kids to school. Reusable coffee cups are great for people on the run as you can take your morning coffee with you, or if you prefer to buy one ask your local coffee shop to fill yours rather than giving you a paper cup. Hookturn make great reusable coffee cups made of food grade silicon which are dishwasher and microwave safe, sturdy and stylish.

Reusable Coffee_Cup


To get any of these great back to school products you can check out the manufacturers websites to find a stockist near you, or you can purchase all of these products and more online from the eco effect –


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The Eco Effect is an online retailer of eco-friendly and organic home wares, skincare and baby products. Our blog covers topics about the environment, sustainable living, eco-friendly and organic products and green living and design. We believe that while living totally eco-friendly and organic lives would be a great thing, it is unrealistic for most people, but by everyone doing a little bit it will result in a cumulative eco effect.


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