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Advanced Planning for Back-to-School Can Save Money and Help the Environment (PA)

Fri, 08/13/2010 - 2:25pm
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Advanced Planning for Back-to-School Can Save Money and Help the Environment (PA)

PHILADELPHIA (August 13, 2010) -- Even with a tight economy parents and students still need the back-to-school shopping trip for clothes, backpacks, computers and school supplies. A survey conducted by the National Retail Federation found that this year consumers expect to spend an average of $606 for back-to-school needs.

A little advanced planning can help both the environment and your pocketbook. Here are a few tips from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that can point you in the right direction.

v Buying a new computer, printer, cell phone, or other electronic device? If you are buying a new printer, purchase one that prints double-sided to reduce the use of paper. E-cycle your old electronics! Many retailers are partnering with EPA to recycle electronics. You may also be able to donate your old computer to a local school, library or charity for a tax deduction.

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