Conserve: Green Puchasing

Conserve: Green Purchasing

Why buy and sell recycled products?
http://www.scdhec.gov/recycle/forms/new fyi/environmentally%20preferable%

START A SCHOOL STORE TO SELL RECYCLED SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

  • Use a locking cart that can be rolled to the cafeteria during lunch hour, PTO meetings or special events.
  • Students can sell items and use the proceeds to fund environmental projects. Stock up when school supplies go on sale in September. Try selling:
    • recycled paper (loose leaf, spirals, index cards, folders)
    • recycled pencils and pens (from newsprint, cardboard, currency, blue jeans)
    • recycled logo items (shoe laces, backpacks, lunch bags, reusable water bottles)
    • items made by students (cereal box folders, laundry lid “flip-toys, holiday ornaments, etc)

CONVINCE YOUR SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PURCHASE RECYCLED CONTENT ITEMS:

  • Copy paper
  • Paper towels
  • Paper napkins
  • Ink cartridges

CHOOSE RECYCLED ITEMS TO SELL AS FUNDRAISERS:

  • Reusable shopping bags made from recycled content. Chico bags offers fundraising opportunities.
  • Greeting cards or gift wrap
  • Or check out options at: http://www.greenraising.com/

ADVERTISE RECYCLED ITEMS AVAILABLE IN LOCAL STORES IN YOUR NEWSLETTER