Green Goods

September marks the begining of fall, the start of football season and the back-to-school shopping frenzy. Shop smarter this year with these products that will go the distance and last beyond 2016.

Seven-Year Pen

Pens: here one day, in the trash the next. But not all pens are created equal. The seven-year pen has a huge ink cartridge that can make a line five-and-a-half feet long, every day, for — you guessed it — seven years. With 38 different designs, pick carefully; you’ll be holding on to it for a while. $8.95.

Stainless Steel Straws

U Konserve, a Sausalito-based company, is trying to make a dent in the 500 million plastic straws Americans use every day with its reusable stainless-steel drinking straws. Dishwasher safe, these straws are equally suited to cold drinks, smoothies and adult cocktails. $7.95.

Silicone Bags

Available in five different colors and designs, Stasher bags not only store your food, but are also freezer-, microwave- and dishwasher-safe. Made from platinum silicone, this is the world’s first airtight nonplastic bag and will replace hundreds of plastic bags annually. $11.99.