Most Popular: Eco-Friendly Promotional Giveaway Ideas

If there's one trend we've definitely noticed this year, it's that branded promotional products with an environmentally thoughtful edge is proving to be hugely popular at the moment. With 'single-use' chosen as the word of the year by the Collins Dictionary, it's safe to say the conversation surrounding reusable and eco-friendly products has only just begun.

With that in mind, Total Merchandise is delighted to offer a wide range of eco-friendly promotional products, which covers everything from recycled notepads to printed cotton tote bags made from ethically sourced materials.

We have hundreds of eco items that are as ideal for generating awareness for your business as they are for helping to make a difference towards attitudes surrounding the impact our choices can make towards the environment.

What Kind Of Item Qualifies As An Eco-Friendly Promotional Product?

We stock a wide range of eco-friendly promotional products, with a variety of different criteria defining them as eco-friendly. These include...

  • Is it reusable? Does the item mean the user no longer needs to use disposable products? If a product can be reused rather than binned after a single use, it contributes towards green-living practices.
  • Is it recycled? Is the item constructed from recycled materials, such as plastic or paper?
  • Is it responsible? Has the product been designed from sustainable natural materials that have been ethically sourced, such as bamboo or cotton?

Why Consider Eco-Friendly Promotional Merchandise? 

There are a variety of obvious advantages to choosing eco-friendly promotional merchandise for your next marketing campaign. Of course, the obvious benefit is, fundamentally, that you will be playing a small part in helping the environment, as well as subtly educating your customers and colleagues on eco-savvy causes.

Another benefit? Choosing eco-friendly promotional products is a great way to demonstrate your company's eco-credentials, demonstrating your business takes its corporate social responsibility (CSR) seriously. And there are all sorts of reasons why a strong approach to CSR is essential; for example, according to recent research, 67% of employees would sooner work for a company with a social conscience, whilst 94% of Generation Z-er's believe companies should 'address critical issues', according to stats shared by Impact Reporting

So without further ado, here are some of our most popular eco-friendly promotional products! If you find something that fits with your upcoming campaign or event, simply fill out our Rapid Quote form and a member of our friendly Sales team will get back to you ASAP. 

Printed Cotton Tote Bags

It's a classic! Our printed cotton tote bags are one of Total Merchandise's best-selling items, with businesses across the UK choosing them time after time to help spread awareness for their brand.

Arguably, the beauty of printed tote bags lies in their complete visibility: with your logo printed clearly onto the side, they offer fantastic promotion for your company every time they're picked up. Another bonus? As well as keeping your company present in the minds of your customers, it will also guarantee brand awareness to a whole new audience of potential customers - i.e. everyone they walk past - with each and every outing.

Branded Brite Mat Mouse Mat

If your target audience is professional-leaning, promotional merchandise that can be used in an office environment is a no-brainer that offers a function to your customer as well as promotional opportunities for your business.

Made from 100% in-house recycled plastic, these sleek mouse mats are ideal for keeping your branding on full-display in workspaces across the country. Printed in glorious full colour, they present a fantastic means to get your latest campaign imagery or artwork in front of the people who matter most.

Promotional New Shape Recycled Plastic Trolley Coins

Constructed entirely from recycled plastic, these promotional trolley coins are a timeless branded giveaway that can be printed in full colour with your artwork. 

Highly practical and with an obvious use - whether your customers use it to grab a trolley for their weekly food shop or to unlock a locker at the gym - these striking printed trolley coins are guaranteed to keep your business present in customers' minds for prolonged periods. 

Printed Tucana Recyclable Non-Woven Bags

Available in 12 different colours, this promotional bag makes a great alternative to the traditional plastic carrier. Sturdy and reliable, it's as useful for helping your customers transport items as it is for promoting your business.

Long-lasting and enduring, it's a product that can offer sustained awareness for your business - and it looks great, too!

Taunton Jute Shopper Bags

Sturdy and reliable, this printed jute shopping bag is great for generating brand awareness for your company. It's one of our best-sellers for a reason, after all!

Printed Recycled Notepad & Pen Sets

Take your pick from five colour combinations with our simple yet impressive Recycled Notepad & Pen Set. A great promotional giveaway for students, professionals and everyone in between, this best-selling branded stationery giveaway is a high-perceived value item that will impress anyone.

With the logo-printed pad made from recycled paper, even the pen features biodegradable parts!

For more eco-friendly promotional merchandise ideas, explore our full product range today.

Written by

Katie Clark | Head of Digital Marketing

With over a decade in print and digital journalism, Katie possesses a wide skill-set that incorporates everything from SEO to PR. Joining the team in early 2019, her expertise lies in writing sparkling copy about promotional merchandise and related topics, as well as managing social media activity and developing creative solutions to keep the Total Merchandise brand at the forefront of people’s minds. With a background that includes event-planning and volunteering for charitable organisations, she has a first-hand appreciation for the needs and questions a customer might have when acquiring promotional products for their organisation. In her spare time, she loves reading, going to the cinema and learning to cook.

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