9 Eco-Savvy School Supplies for Teens and Tots

Rolled-Up Recycled Newspaper Pencils

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So many recycled things involve so much processing to transform waste into new materials, so how fabulous it is to behold such a simple act of recycling -- newspaper rolled-up around No. 2 graphite to create pencils.

TreeSmart has been making their newspaper pencils since 1998, and kids love them as much as the trees do. (Recycled newspaper pencils, $8 for 24)