The back-to-school shopping season is upon us, and that often means shelling out some hard-earned cash for another backpack that will likely not survive to see the following summer. Finding eco-friendly options can be a bit challenging, especially for older kids and teenagers who have more stuff to haul. We want to help make your school shopping a little less painful and a little more earth-friendly, so we’ve scoured the market and come up with a dozen of our favorite options to share. Each backpack on the list is sturdy and sizeable enough for your star student to lug around all their books and binders. Many of the packs we love come in gender neutral colors and some might even last more than one year. Read on to check out your options!

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