In a time where reducing your environmental footprint is more important than ever, businesses big and small can expand their selection to draw in a new demographic of consumer,the Eco-Friendly Buyer. Mindfulness of your environmental impact, in all industries, will increase the company’s attractiveness to the new loyal generation of those seeking greener products. This new environmental approach will create a reverberating effect with those using these promotional products, creating a new loyalty from people who truly care about the environment. Gareth Parkin from GoPromotional says that demand for Eco-Friendly products has surged in recent years, up over 100% since 2018 in most categories.
1. Recycled Paper Business Cards
There is a wide selection of eco-friendly, biodegradable business cards that are totally unique and customizable to your personal interests. Often, they are either made from recycled papers or even crafted from seed paper, which can be planted. These business cards will leave a lasting impression on those who possess this card and will help you and your company avoid ending up in a trash can like so many other business cards do. These kinds of cards do not leave waste behind and reduce emissions altogether. Best of all, the Environmental Protection Agency says that recycling one ton of paper can save 17 trees and more that 3 cubic yards of landfill space.
2. Ballpoint pens made from recycled water bottles
In a world where water bottles contribute to more plastic pollution, and world pollution in general, it would be a strong ecological move to change the way a business thinks about their writing utensils. By using a pen made from recycled plastics and water bottles, the user largely reduces the harmful footprint they will be leaving on this earth. It’s a great conversation starter, too. Visualize this scenario: the client using your pen brings up the interest fact that it’s made from recycled water bottles, and your company is put in front of another set of eyeballs.
3. Recycled toilet tissue
There are toilet papers that are made from 100 percent recycled fibers to ensure its buyers and users are not adding to the tremendous amount of waste that is accumulated every year with the planet’s pollution. This can save the water we drink, the trees that surround us and reduce carbon emissions altogether. This also decreases the risk of BPA exposure, showing that recycled toilet paper is the better option for your business. When a company’s employees, business partners, potential clients and the like make a pit stop, the direct action to make a difference will be noted even in little details like this.
4. Wooden Sunglasses
What a better way to let other look stylish, promote your company, and reduce plastic pollution altogether. Wooden sunglasses are manufactured from sustainable resources, including FSC-certified wood, cotton-based and even refurbished skateboard decks. Metal and plastic frames are not repairable often ending up in landfills where they will not decompose for millions of years. Wood sunglasses are a fashion forward new approach to becoming eco-friendly and conscious of how our environment is treated every day. By using this for promotional purposes, it will illicit new conversations about the advertised business while also creating awareness of how easily the small things can add up when it comes to environmental damage.
5. Biodegradable Cold Cups
Using biodegradable and fully compostable cups is becoming a new standard for environmentally conscious companies everywhere. These products are made from corn-based resin which dramatically decrease the time this these products would spend in a landfill. Plastic clogs up waterways, floats along the surface of the ocean, kills marine life and wildlife, and is even found in human tissue. New research also shows that when plastic is heated it releases methane into the environment, especially as it degrades. When hosting luncheons or company parties, using biodegradable cold cups can show that your company cares about the environment and enjoys throwing a good party. Doing this will surely make the company stand out and the function memorable.
6. Reusable Water bottle
Reusable bottles are hot, hot, hot right now. It seems everyone is carrying around a double wall stainless cup these days, and with good reason. A reusable water bottle takes less oil to produce, replaces all the plastics that you would have used and thereby reduces both your carbon footprint and helps reduce the plastic burden on landfills, oceans, streams and other places that plastic waste ends up. The rise in the use of plastics in recent years has created an enduring ecological problem in the form of plastic waste collecting in our rivers, streams, and oceans, and leaking toxins into the water we consume. People have started to take on the responsibility of reducing their contribution to the plastic problem. Many have dedicated themselves to ditching the single-use plastic bottle for good and replacing it with a reusable water bottle. Jump on the high demand by getting these into the hands of your customers.
7. Green roof or Living roof
A green roof provides a rainwater buffer, purifies the air, reduces the ambient temperature, regulates the indoor temperature, saves energy, and encourages biodiversity in the city. Green roofs are part of climate-proof construction. What is more, people are happier in a green environment than in grey surroundings. Green Roofs create a heathy city and shows the employees and company are dedicated to developing the market for a better overall environment by making such a huge leap. When consumers become aware of this, they will surely share that information with anyone who asks about the company, causing it to become increasingly attractive to those in the local community.