Returning to school is the most anticipated moment for young people because it means they will see and meet new classmates, acquire new knowledge, have new school supplies and get back to socializing.

To solve why not a different return to school? In other words, an ecological return to school? In this article, find out all the most wallet-friendly and environmentally friendly tips that you can put into practice.

Tips for an eco-friendly back-to-school

We give you some tips to make your return to school different but fun and sustainable.

Reuse material from previous years and customize to your liking

Rulers, squares, cases, backpacks, among others. In other words, all materials that are in good condition can be reused from year to year or, in the case of families with more than one child, from sibling to sibling.

In addition to reusing it, you can also give the material a new life by decorating it the way you like most with drawings, stickers and paintings.

Buy in bulk

It's true, you can also buy school supplies in bulk, that is, individually.

For example, if you only need one or two pens of certain colors, you can buy them individually instead of buying a pack of several pens. Some pens also allow you to refill with ink.

Make the usual shopping list

The shopping list is essential for an ecological and economical return to school. Before making the list, you need to see what you have at home that can be reused.

Only after this verification should you make your list according to the budget you outlined for these purchases.

This tip allows you to reuse and also save and, according to newspaper I, “this is a good time to teach children how to manage their own budget, make decisions and understand how money works.”

You can get free manuals! And truth.

For greater equality in access to education, free textbooks are available for compulsory education (1st to 12th year). The parent simply needs to register on the MEGA – Free School Manuals platform , where they have access to the list of participating bookstores where they can pick up the books.

Second-hand shopping

Currently, second-hand purchases and sales are more common and reliable. This form of circular economy allows the reuse of materials that are still in good condition and helps your wallet.

With all these tips, let's go for an ecological and economical return to school? Tell us which ones you have already put into practice.

Author: Daniela Matos