You know the drill. As summer draws on, thoughts of going back to school begin to surface on the horizon–much to the dismay of some. And that means back-to-school shopping. We’ve compiled for you a short list of green products for elementary to college-aged kids.

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Normally we’d make these all green tech oriented, but we thought instead we’d take a break from that this time around to focus upon the green lifestyle in general. Make back-to-school shopping a little greener with these eco-friendly products that feature recyclable and conscientiously-produced materials. Happy school days!

Universal Office Products Eco-Friendly Round Ring Natural Kraft Binder: This binder’s covers are completely made from recycled materials, and it is free of vinyls and dyes.

Cargo Naturals Pencil Box: Available in three colors, this pencil box is stylish as well as eco-friendly. Made of acid-free fiberboard, it is 100% recyclable.

Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Solar Scientific Calculator, Pink: Ok, so we might have slightly lied about there being no green tech in this back to school guide. Still, this Texas Instruments solar powered calculator, available in a sleek pink color, is set to help all level of students with both basic math and science related calculations.

Planet Earth Eco-Friendly Luggage Outland Rugged Outdoor Backpack: This backpack is made of rugged, durable materials, which are also produced in an environmentally-conscious way; this bag features low levels of chemicals in its eco-friendly fabrics.

Ecolution Eco-Friendly 8-Piece Artistry Cookware Set: Excellent for the eco-minded dorm-dweller, these pots and pans have a water-based hydrolon  non stick coating instead of Teflon, making cooking safer, and they are made without PFOA, reducing greenhouse gas emissions during manufacturing.

Dream Solutions Eco-Friendly Smart Foam Mattress Topper: Dorm mattresses are usually made of vinyl for sanitation reasons, which can make for a terrible might’s sleep. This foam mattress pad, made with 20% less petroleum products, provides support for a comfortable and green night’s sleep.

Fiskars 5-Inch Kids Classic Blunt Tip Recycled Scissors: Young children in need of art scissors for homework probably should make use of blunt scissors. These ones from Fiskars fit just such a need, and the handles are made from 100-percent post-consumer recycled plastic material.

Frigidaire FFPH25M4LB Black 2.5 cu. ft Compact Refrigerator: For times when the dorm cafeteria is closed and deadlines are too tight on college papers to step out for a bite, a small college frig filled with snacks is a must. This Energy Star friendly model from Frigidaire has just enough space for snacks, but also won’t fill up too much space in your student’s tiny dorm room.

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