School supply shopping can be one of the best times of the year. There’s something about starting with new pens, fresh notepads, and shiny new folders that can make you feel productive and ready to face the new challenges ahead. But when you’re browsing the aisles of your local shop, you may notice that so many things are just made of plastic. From bags to water bottles to lunch boxes to pens, plastic is everywhere. And eventually, it may wind up in a landfill or in our oceans. That’s why we wanted to explore ways you can be plastic-free this school year.