Why You Need a Sustainable Backpack

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The kids need new backpacks this year. You want a new bag to carry all of your mom gear. But didn’t we just buy these items a year ago? They get dirty, torn, and start falling apart at the seams. Into the landfill they go because you can’t even give them away in the condition they are now in. It’s time to invest in a sustainable canvas backpack. Not only will it fit every item you need inside to be functional, but you will feel good about how it is made and feel even better when you see how long it lasts.

Day Owl Sustainable Canvas Backpack

3 Reasons Why You Need a Sustainable Backpack

1. Reduce Waste

92 million tons of textiles end up being thrown away each year. That is about 7% of total landfill space just on clothing and materials. Search for items that don’t use “extras” like a zero-waste bag where no scraps were leftover when making the bag.

2. Reuse Objects

Our first instinct is to get rid of it when a piece breaks. Dumping it in our trash can is the fastest way to get it out of our house. But now look where it sits – in the ground. Probably forever. Find a textile repair shop that will sew up that rip or install a new zipper. You can even find a ‘darning class’ that will teach you how to do it yourself. Give your canvas backpack a longer life.

3. Recycle Materials

Plastics take about 450 years to decompose. That is crazy! I will never buy a backpack made from plastic again! Look for companies that use recycled materials like Day Owl, whose sustainable canvas backpack styles are minimalist,

Day Owl Sustainable Canvas Backpack

This backpack features First Mile® waxed canvas made from 25 recycled post-consumer plastic bottles, plus 100% recycled polyester lining and trim, algae based foam, water repellant neoprene, and conflict-free metal YKK zippers.

Recycled Materials for Your Sustainable Backpack

Here are a list of recycled materials you can find for your next sustainable backpack purchase.

Recycled PET bottles
Nylon waste
Discarded plastic bags
Discarded fishnets
Rescued ocean plastic
Truck tarpaulins, bicycle inner tubes, fire hoses and seatbelts

Sustainable canvas backpack

Do I have you in the mood to find a cute, functional, sustainable backpack?

If you like to buy products that are better for the environment then be sure to check out my recyclable coffee pods post on what brands to use for your morning cup.

This sponsored post is a paid partnership between Responsival and Crunchy Beach Mama

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