What is Eco friendly promotional merchandise?

What is Eco friendly promotional merchandise?

Businesses as well as individuals are becoming more aware of their impact on the environment and how small changes in everyday life can bring a positive outcome. Promotional merchandise is for ever developing and growing with the day to day requirements of businesses and their target audience. We have a range of merchandise for those wanting to be more eco conscious.  

You hear the words; sustainable, recyclable or reusable a lot now in the media and within our daily lives. But the question is what do these terms mean especially when it comes to promotional merchandise?  


Sustainable items that are made from resources that won’t damage the environment in any stage of its production. Sustainable material are usually bamboo, straw and cork.  Bamboo is a common material for promotional merch as it is one of the fastest growing plants and can be made into many items. 

Examples of sustainable items: Bamboo Pens, Bamboo Phone Stands, Bamboo Travel Mugs, lunch boxes, toothbrushes, bags, notebooks.


This is one of the easier terms to understand. This is an item that is used multiple times and can continue to be used multiple times rather than a single use item that’s used once and thrown away into landfill.

Examples of reusable items; stainless steel straws and water bottles. 

Recycled items;

These are items that don’t go into landfill and are recycled into an item time and time again. So, this is both items that can be made from recycled materials such as pencils made from CD cases, or pencils made from recycled denim, coasters made from old tyres.

Examples of Recycled items: Pencils, Coffee mugs, Coasters.


Materials that are biodegradable are capable of being broken down and decompose. A good promotional merchandise example is seeded paper items (such as business cards) which once used, can be buried into the ground to grow plants. 

If you want to find out more about Eco branded items or if you want to see some alternatives to your current branded items that could be more sustainable for the planet then please do get in touch and we will be more than happy to help you and your organisation find some fantastic branded alternatives.

 Examples of Biodegradable items: seeded business cards, eco sweet/savoury pots.

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