GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A number of school supplies come packaged in plastic or are made for just single use. If you're looking more eco-friendly options, look no further.

Emily Richett from Happy PR shows off some cool eco-friendly products for the new school year.

Sprout World -- sproutworld.com

Now you can plant your pencil! Sprout world has created the world's first and only seed pencils. They are 100% eco-friendly, non-toxic and lead-free. When you are finished with the pencil, you simply plant it... and you can grow herbs, flowers, and vegetables. Available in 9 seed types - visit sproutworld.com or Amazon to buy them. 

PlanetBox- https://www.planetbox.com

Believes in creating healthy habits for people and the planet. And good habits can start with your lunch box!

They are designed to be easy to fill up with real food, while using less plastic. These are stainless steel with no toxic materials-- and then they even have carriers you can add-on and each order of a lunchbox, comes with a set of magnets to really make it fun.

Etee Wraps: https://www.shopetee.com/ 

Also great for snacks, lunch, or at home... is etee wraps. They are leading a revolution against single-use plastics with a natural, better way to store food. The wraps are organic, reusable, and biodegradable, so you can say goodbye to plastic wrap and sandwich bags- for good! They are made with beeswax and you simply warm the sides to wrap around a bowl- the sides stick to each other. Each wrap lasts 90 days if used fequently, and the company even offers a 90-day return. 

Propur Water Filters: https://www.propurusa.com

Heading back to school, most schools ask kids to bring a water bottle, and you want to make sure you're sending your kids back with the freshest water possible. 

Propur is a West Michigan-based company, that has the latest technology for home filtration systems - they reduce heavy metals like lead, fluoride, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and more. I enjoy the counter top gravity filter - the filters last 6-months with daily use and are infused with silver to prevent bacterial growth. These require no electricity or power source, and will provide clean, drinkable water for your family in an emergency situation. They have a range of products including a filtered water bottle, to a shower system to protect your skin and hair, and an entire home system.

Dash Into Learning : https://dashintolearning.com/

This beautiful book set will help the youngest children become readers, even if they don't know the alphabet yet! It comes in a pack of 10 small books with lessons  that build on reading skills. At the end, there is a short story using the sounds and words a child learned from the lessons. It's a simple, fun way for children to learn to love to read and to fall in love with books. There are activity pack downloads you can get and fun little cut-out characters for the books. 

Courtesy: Emily Richett,  HAPPY PR

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