6 Eco-Friendly School Supplies

Soybeans aren’t just for tofu anymore―these days crayons are made out of them, too. Get ready to go green this fall with planet-friendly school supplies.

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1. Soy crayons. Nontoxic Prang Fun Pro Soybean Crayons are made from soybean oil. $4 for box of 24, amazon.com.

2. Paper stationery. Elephant Pooh makes odor-free (promise!) journals with paper made from pulped and processed dung. $18, amazon.com.

3. Biodegradable pens. These corn pens disintegrate completely about a year after they are thrown away. $5, grassrootsstore.com.

4. Reusable sandwich bags. Pack lunches in Wrap-N-Mat, cotton and non-PVC-vinyl–lined bags. $9, amazon.com.

5. Recycled scissors. Kleen Earth scissors have black handles that are made from recycled plastic. $7, amazon.com.

6. Adhesive paste. This glue by Coccoina, made of potato starch, works on paper and fabric. Plus, it is solvent-free and smells like almonds. $2, greenapplesupply.org.