More and more people are taking steps toward sustainability. As a company, using eco-friendly products is a great way to demonstrate your values and fortify your green branding.
1. Stone paper notebook
Notebooks are some of the most popular giveaway items, but stone paper notebooks are unique and known for being eco-friendly. The typical paper production requires the consumption and destruction of trees. Stone paper, on the other hand, is made from calcium carbonate powder and requires no trees to produce.
Aside from being 100% tree-free, stone paper is also anti-static, water-resistant, acid-free, grease-resistant, insect-resistant, and is tear-resistant due to its extreme flexibility. With each notebook, you help lessen the trees being cut down to produce paper and notes will last longer and be easier to preserve.
Most stone paper notebooks come as small spiral notebooks with eco-friendly cardboard cover on which your logo or message will be printed. Each notebook also has an elastic pen loop holding a ballpoint pen with a paper barrel.
2. Eco lanyards
There are corporate giveaway companies, such as The Lanyard Factory, that offer eco-friendly lanyards. You can take your pick between different eco-friendly materials, some of which are made of plant-based materials and others of recycled materials. There are plant silk lanyards made from the stem waste or harvested crops, recycled PET lanyards made from recycled plastic or PET bottles and lanyards made from bamboo fibre.
Aside from handing them out as promotional gifts, you can even make eco-lanyards your company lanyards.
3. Reusable metal straw
Plastic straws take centuries to degrade, so it has a lot of negative effects on the environment, especially on marine environments and wildlife. By using a reusable metal straw instead of plastic every time they eat out, the recipients of your corporate gifts will be able to reduce their waste.
There are many metal straw designs available. The most common ones are the plain, straight or bent tubes, but there are also collapsible metal straws that come with a rubber tip. Most of them also come with cleaning brushes. Your company name, logo or message can be imprinted on the case containing the metal straw kit.
4. Tote bags
Single-use plastic bags are among the worst and most prevalent plastic pollutants in the world. As such, many governments, including the state of Victoria, are already banning the distribution of plastic bags in their territories and encouraging citizens to choose reusable bags when shopping. Because of this, the demand for reusable shopping bags is increasing.
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Give away eco-friendly tote bags to give recipients a sustainable shopping bag alternative. There are sustainable totes made of jute, a strong natural vegetable fiber that is highly biodegradable and cheap to produce. Jute plants are easy to grow and, unlike cotton, require little fertilizers and pesticides that are harmful to the environment.
By marketing your brand with sustainable promotional products, your business is decreasing your ecological footprint and helping others do the same. Giving away feels good in itself, but there is greater fulfillment in gifting products that are also saving the world.