It is always easy to get swept away in the back to school rush... new this, new that, please Mum I need this for my pencil case. This morning, I was helping the boys get ready for there return to school tomorrow. We made sure the uniforms were all ready, the school bags cleaned out, lunch boxes and drink bottles found and last of all that those pencil cases got restocked.
This year we will also be committing to not using any plastic wraps or bags in the lunch boxes - that is the boys will be having lots of "nude food" days.
These are just some of the ways that we will be trying to reduce our purchasing of new materials and minimising the waste that we generate.