Choosing sustainability for the new school year

Choosing sustainability for the new school year

| Back to School, Sustainability

Back-to-school season is upon us, but where can you find high-quality and eco-friendly products that will last all year? Look no further, you have come to the right place, Citron! 

When shopping for your children, there will be a few things on your mind such as quality, design and price but you should also think about one other thing, the planet. By opting for eco-friendly products, you are helping to reduce carbon emissions, your carbon footprint and helping to promote a sustainable future. When creating our Citron products, design and quality was at the forefront of our mind as was sustainability. That is why we have a range of products made from eco-friendly materials such as stainless steel, PET plastics and Tritan, a highly sustainable material. Here are some of our favourite back-to-school pieces that we know you will love!

School bundles

School bundles

Get ready for the first day of school with our school bundles! We know that children love to match their school-essentials together, which is why we have created amazing bundles out of all of our most loved patterns! Your children can now match their water bottle, snack or lunch box and their backpack together! It’s also perfect if you have multiple children, as they can all have their own pattern so they don’t get mixed up. Here are some of the highlights of our different bundles.

Kids school bundle

  • Contains 1x  backpack, 1x snack box and 1x 350ml water bottle
  • Products are made from sustainable materials 
  • Water bottle is equipped with QR technology, which makes it easier to retrieve if it gets lost
  • All products are BPA free

Eco-friendly school bundle

  • Contains 1x roll-up backpack, 1x snack box and 1x 350ml water bottle
  • The backpack can fit 2x water bottles up to 500ml in the pockets
  • The roll-up backpack is made from PET recycled plastic bottles
  • All products are BPA free

Secondary school and work bundles

  • Contains 1x backpack, 1x lunch box and 1x 750ml water bottle 
  • Backpack can fit a laptop in
  • The lunch box has 4 separate compartments to separate your food
  • The water bottle will keep your drink cold for 24 hours
  • All products are BPA free

Water bottles

Triple wall insulated water bottle

When you think of back-to-school essentials, water bottles might not be on the top of your list, but here is why they should be. Having a bottle that is easily accessible helps to encourage a healthy habit of drinking water regularly, which helps to maintain their daily hydration needs. If your child isn’t drinking enough it can result in a lack of concentration, headaches, and they may feel more tired during their school day. 

All of our water bottles are eco-friendly as they are made from stainless steel which makes them reusable and 100% recyclable. By opting for a reusable Citron bottle, instead of constantly buying plastic bottles from the supermarket, you are sparing the planet 80g of carbon dioxide pollution every time you refill your bottle.

P.S. you can personalise all of our water bottles for free. Adding your child’s name can sometimes encourage them to drink more throughout the day and it will stop them getting mixed up with other children’s bottles.


Sustainable backpacks

At Citron, we have four different types of backpacks that all come in a range of different colours and patterns to suit your child's style. Let’s take a look at the highlights for each of our bags so you can decide which one would suit your child the best.

Thermal lunch bag

  • Our smallest bag
  • The bag includes an inside and outside zipper pockets for extra storage
  • The bag is lined with a food-proof thermal lining to keep food at temperature 
  • The bag has two side pockets to fit 2x bottles of up to 500ml 
  • The straps are padded and the shoulder straps are adjustable 
  • BPA free

Roll-up lunch bag

  • The bag is made from PET recycled plastic bottles
  • The material not only makes it sustainable but also lightweight 
  • The bag has two extra pockets where you can fit 2 bottles up to 500ml in 
  • The thermal insulated material keeps meals at the right temperature 
  • Includes a space to write your child's name in
  • Includes back straps and a detachable shoulder strap

Kids backpack

  • The bag is made from PET recycled plastic bottles
  • Contains inner compartments and a front pocket for extra storage
  • Includes a label with a name tag

Teens backpack

  • Eco-friendly as it’s made from PET recycled bottles
  • Lots of storage room
  • Padded pouch for a laptop 
  • Padded shoulder straps and handles
  • Suitable for teenagers and adults
  • Comes in 4 different colours / patterns

Snack and lunch boxes

Kids snack boxes

If your children are slightly fussy eaters, our snack and lunch boxes will be perfect for your kids! All of our boxes have been designed with fussy eaters in mind, as they all have set compartments within the box so you can separate the different food. It is also the perfect snack or lunch box if you want to add a variety of sweet and savoury food in and you don’t want them to touch. All Citron snack and lunch boxes come in a variety of different colours and patterns for you to choose from, making them the perfect back-to-school gift. From smaller snack boxes, to bento boxes to our grand lunch box there is a size for every mealtime need.

Our largest range of  snack and lunch boxes are all made from Tritan, a type of sustainable plastic. If you have never heard of Tritan before, here is why it makes an excellent material for your children’s snack and lunch boxes.

  • Sustainable 
  • Light-weight
  • BPA free
  • Shatterproof 
  • Designed to be odour and stain resistant

Thermal insulated food jars

Healthy breakfast recipe

Citron food jars are one of our most innovative products that both children and adults will love. If your children are going back to school or you are heading back to work, our food jars should be added to your basket today. So what makes them so great? Not only are our food jars eco-friendly they are also magic as the triple-wall insulation will keep your food warm for up to 6 hours and cold for up to 7 hours. Whether you would like to add porridge to your small food jar or you want to add a large portion into our large food jars, they can both be used for a range of different meal time needs. As the colder months are coming, having a delicious warming pot of pasta, noodles or soup might just be what your children or yourself need to get through a day of school or work.

Visit us at our pop-up shops!

Westfield pop up shops

Don’t forget, Citron is at three different pop-ups over the summer so you can see the products for yourself. For all of the locations, opening times and further details of our pop-up event, you can find them here.

The team at Citron hope you have a lovely summer holiday and if you purchase some of our back-to-school or back-to-work essentials this year, don’t forget to tag us in any images on socials.

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