Paper bags are extremely useful for many different reasons. For starters, the use of paper instead of plastic helps slow down the amount of plastic that is cycling around the planet. Encouraging the use of paper bags also gives our children the knowledge on renewable sources and reducing their carbon footprint where possible.
Not only are paper bags brilliant for stopping the plastic plague, but they also are incredibly useful. Here are 3 ways you can use/ recycle your paper bags for back-to-school.
- Cover Books
Many children cover their books at school to help them differentiate them from the other students. Primary schooling is a time where students develop creativity and individuality, so allowing them to take the time to decorate their school books and express themselves is a great way to encourage this.
By using paper bags to decorate their books, they are allowed much more room for creativity. They can use coloured pens, sequins, glitter etc. to jazz up the books.
- Lunch Bags
Paper bags are a great alternative to plastic bags or reusable plastic containers as they’re made from a renewable material. It may become an issue during the rainy seasons, but you can reuse plastic containers from takeaways for those seasons.
Paper bags are great for holding sandwiches and can be disposed of without harming the environment.
- Teacher Gift Bags
If your child has a favourite teacher you may encourage them to decorate a paper bag and gift them a gift to say thank you. Not only will this put your child in the good books, but it will also set the teacher up to feel valued for the beginning of the school year, which is a wonderful thing to do.
If you are feeling inspired by these back-to-school paper bag ideas, get an order of paper bags in or make sure you use them when you are next shopping – then they can be reused at home.