Wisdom Supply Co.
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The Ripple Effect of Plastic
Plastic is an everywhere, everything, four-alarm crisis, and breaking the association with it being “just” an ocean problem is critical. The amount of plastic created every year outweighs humanity. If 769 pounds of plastic enters the world’s oceans every SECOND around the clock, imagine how much ends up in fresh water, soil, air and landfills. It’s madness and it has to stop.
Dangers of Unregulated Chemicals
There are two different camps of thought when it comes to the “safety” of thousands of unregulated chemicals and NIAS (non intentionally added substances) in plastics: those that believe this is the U.S and surely there are safety measures in place that wouldn’t allow harmful chemicals to be used in things like toys or food containers, and those that have learned it’s the wild west out there when it comes to the number of unregulated chemicals in use today. So you can guess which camp we're in.
Untether kids from plastic waste.
How? Opt for sustainable products designed to prevent waste. Stabilo 3-in-1 Markers won't dry out (no cap to leave off), they're non-toxic, water-soluble, and made from SFI certifiedwood. Plastic is now documented in our air, water, and soil. It’s time to switch to smarter art supply products for our kids. Stabilo 3-in-1 replace: crayons/markers, watercolors, and dry-erase (wipes off the board or glass with a damp cloth) Give disposable plastics the boot, for good.
Give vinyl binders the boot, for good.
Vinyl binders have never been recycled in any meaningful capacity and never will be. Binder recycling schemes exist to encourage the continued guilt-free purchase of more vinyl binders, meanwhile, tens of millions of them are landfilled every year (in the U.S. alone). Ours is the only binder on the market with a removable, replaceable, recyclable cover. Click below and help keep binders out of landfill, for good.
Zero-Waste Gift for Kids
Wipes off of windows or dry erase boards with a damp cloth - Writes on paper (like a smooth crayon) - Brush over drawings with a wet paintbrush to turn into watercolors - Available individually or as a gift set (choose 5 colors) Made in Germany *You do need the sharpener - the markers are big and don’t fit in other sharpeners - if you’re using them to write on windows or dry erase boards, you won’t need to sharpen often - they last for ages because there are no caps to misplace or leave off.
Store Food in Glass
While we wait for the research and the data and the studies: There is no harm in storing or heating food in glass. I like that glass and stainless steel don’t smell like anything. Plastic smells like chemicals - which is caused by chemicals. Designing all unnecessary plastic/vinyl out of the system is everything. To kindness To decency To staying healthy To staying hopeful 🌈 Heather + Nikki Founders Wisdom Supply Co.
Design the plastic OUT.
What is an acceptable amount of plastic runoff into waterways? What is a justifiable number of animals starving with stomachs full of plastic? How much exposure to endocrine disrupting plasticizers is too much for children? Wisdom Supply Co. will never design a product containing plastic or plastic packaging because: it is unnecessary it is harmful it is permanent. Designing this stuff out of the system is everything.
Our goal was to make it easy to send a meaningful, useful, and truly zero-waste gift for the holidays (or anytime). Zero-Waste Gift Set 10% Discount on orders placed by 11/26 Choose your ship date: •Immediately •12/10 •or enter a preferred ship date at checkout *personal messages are printed and highlighted on the packing slip We pack every order like we’re sending it to a friend - and we never use any plastic in our packaging. Here’s to making the most of a holiday season like no other 🕊
We work with vendors to not only keep plastic out of the products we sell, but also to keep it out of our warehouse wherever possible. Plastic is the cheapest, most convenient packaging material for the short term, with the most dangerous and toxic consequences on human health, and the natural resources all life depends on.
Wisdom Supply Co. plastic-free, zero-waste school and office supplies.
We don’t do what we do because we like the zero-waste lifestyle. We do it because everything we’ve learned over the last decade plus about plastic and plastic pollution is four alarm alarming. Disengaging people, especially young people, from an entirely fabricated and unnecessary addiction to disposable plastic junk is just the right thing to do. So we’re doing it. (trying).