Great, Green Back-to-School Gear for Tots and Teens (Slideshow)

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With school supply lists hitting mailboxes all over the country over the next few weeks, it's tempting to run out and stock up on pencils, notebooks, crayons, and other academic must-haves for elementary, junior high, and high school -- but taking the time to research sustainable alternatives to classic supplies can earn you an A+ in environmentalism. Check out our list of go-to gear for kids -- from recycled backpacks and pencils made of newspaper to banana-paper notebooks and bag-free lunches -- to see which supplies make the grade. For more options, check out our Great, Green Back-to-School Gear for College Students.

Great, Green Back to School Gear for Tots and Teens slideshow

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