Eco Friendly Promotional Gift Ideas

It’s time for green to go mainstream, people. With more and more businesses becoming aware of their corporate responsibility to become more eco-friendly, it’s really important that the promotional merchandise you choose for your company highlights your brand's values. Eco-friendly promotional products are a great way to get your business remembered for all the right reasons.

Why choose eco-friendly promotional merchandise?

  • Eco-friendly promotional merchandise can eliminate the need for single-use items. One great example of this is our 12oz reusable coffee cup, which allows the user to swerve the need for disposable coffee cups when they stop-off for their morning cappuccino on the way to work. Why the need? An astonishing 2.5bn disposable coffee cups end up on landfill sites around the UK every single year - reusable coffee cups and travel mugs are the perfect promotional item to help tackle this number. 
  • They're energy efficient: eco-friendly items often don't require throwaway batteries to power them and instead rely on self-generated solar or kinetic energy to keep them working.
  • They show your business cares about the environment: choosing promotional items made from recycled materials or offering long-lasting functionality shows your company cares about the planet, as well as your customers' user experience.

These are just three benefits - of course, there are many other excellent reasons to go eco with your promotional gifting, including it acting as a declaration of your company's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) stance. 

One thing is for sure: with an important spotlight currently being shone on green-living and eco-friendly topics - thanks in no small part to the now-apparent effects of global warming - it can definitely put your company in a favourable light to be seen on the right side of the battle to save the planet. Using promotional merchandise that is designed to contribute to environmental conservation can be a powerful way to do this - even just by choosing a product as simple as our Eco Friendly Desk Set, shown below.

At Total Merchandise, we can brand a huge variety of eco-friendly products for you, from recycled gifts to biodegradable products. Whatever your product goals - whether you're working to a strict budget, have a specific item in mind or need a fast-turnaround - we can help. Want some eco-friendly promotional item ideas? Browse our edit of best-selling - and environmentally aware! - products below.

Eco-Friendly Promotional Cotton Tote Bags

Re-using your shopping bags has become extremely important in today’s society as we try to cut down on waste. Your business can support this too with our branded tote bags. Promotional tote bags are a great way to get your brand recognised and are one of our best selling products because they’re used time and time again!

Our custom branded cotton tote bags are made from eco-friendly natural cotton and can be printed with your logo or design on one or both sides. Bags can be used for such a wide range of promotional activities as well as for shopping, carrying books, etc. They are a really simple, low-cost solution to eco-friendly promotional items.  

Recycled Plastic Trolley Coin

Branding a trolley coin is a really useful gift for your business to give your customers which will they will be sure to appreciate. They’ll also be pleased to hear that these coins are made completely from recycled plastic, perfect for eco-conscious businesses. Trolley coins are guaranteed to be used multiple times, keeping your brand fresh in our clients' minds. These recycled trolley coins can be printed on one or both sides.

Bamboo Eco-Friendly Branded Coffee Cups

As already mentioned, switching to a reusable coffee cup can help make a difference to our planet - whilst it might not seem like the 'biggest' of actions on an individual level, it definitely adds up! We throw away half a million coffee cups per day in the UK, so why not help promote your business as being part of the movement looking to provide a solution to this problem by branding our eco-friendly coffee cups? Coffee cups suit almost every business because most people drink tea, coffee or another hot beverage at least once a day, if not more.

Our promotional Bamboo Eco Coffee Cups can be reused again and again as eco-friendly alternatives to disposable paper cups, all while advertising your company at the same time wherever you go. These mugs are eco-friendly as they have been manufactured using natural bamboo fibres, ensuring its sustainable production source. We can personalise colours and print directly onto the mug to make the perfect promotional product for your brand.

Recycled Notepad & Pen Sets

Where would we be without a pen and a pad? Stationery is a great promotional gift because everybody and anybody can get use from it. This particular promotional pad and pen set is a great addition to your eco-friendly marketing mix with the pad and even parts of the pen being recyclable!

These notepads look really professional when your clients, staff or customers use them, available in a great size between A5 & A6 which fits easily into your bag or pocket. Not only can we print the notepads in this set, but we can also print the pens.

Eco-Friendly Contour Wood Ballpen

This promotional pen really stands out. Whilst a pen is an everyday essential, this branded bamboo pen takes your stationery a step further by showcasing your brand's desire to be eco-friendly. Crafted with sustainable bamboo as a great eco alternative to plastic, it really gives your business a more premium look and feel.

Did you know research has shown that potential clients are more likely to bring their business to a brand that acts in an environmentally conscious manner. The high-quality finish of these promotional pens is a real selling point, particularly when endorsed with your logo to help connect your brand with your customers.

These are just some of our favourite promotional products which are eco-friendly and a great way to promote your company ethos to your customers. Every small change to be more eco-friendly can make a big difference - explore our full range of eco-friendly promotional items to find the perfect products for your next marketing campaign.

Written by

Adam Carter | Product Team Manager

As Product Team Manager for the past 13 years, Adam has built up an enviable reputation as one of the industry's most trusted authorities on promotional merchandise. As well as supplier relations, product sourcing and pricing, Adam is also responsible for ensuring our promotional merchandise is presented on the website in the most effective manner. His expertise makes him the go-to person in the company for spotting merchandise trends and finding the best branded products to meet customers' needs. When not at work, Adam enjoys travel, electronic music and all forms of cinema.

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