Top eco-friendly picks for back-to-school gear

Head back to class with stuff that’s both green and stylish

Get greener school supplies

Make conscientious choices when stocking up on classroom essentials. We love this biodegradable pen ($2.19 each) made from corn (yes, corn!) and these gourmet scented Smencils ($8/pack of five) made from recycled newspapers. Other stationery must-haves: recycled paper clips ($1.29/pack of 100), a recycled-paper weekly planner ($16) and a notebook made from elephant dung ($14.99) (trust us on this one). Store your new green gear in a unique pencil case ($5.99), created from upcycled Kool-Aid drink pouches.