It’s true: We’re pushing eco-friendly promotional products in a big way here at Promos Canada. Just recently we introduced the eco-message bag to help spread the word. This is a great item for any company that wants to showcase its environmental consciousness. The pro-environment messages on each bag become messages from your firm. Plus, it’s a reusable item that’s in increasingly high demand, especially now that supermarkets are starting to charge for plastic bags. We have other bags that also make great trade show giveaways or other promotional gift, such as our imprinted tote bag, the Recycled Tote.
The eco-message bag joins our special imprinted pens, biodegradable cups and other products from our environmentally friendly promotional products category. These items aren’t the only eco friendly choice you can make, however. Some choices have a gentler environmental footprint than others, regardless of how they’re labeled.
One example is imprinted glassware and mugs. These reusable promotional items can last a lifetime and they’re typically made of environmentally friendly materials (glass is silicon; ceramics is essentially clay). With a promotional life measured in years and minimal harm when you do decide to throw one away, these traditional business promotional products are still great choices in an environmentally responsible age.
Imprinted apparel is also a great choice due to its extended lifespan. If you want to be especially considerate of the environment choose clothes made of natural material like cotton, which will eventually biodegrade and is easiest to convert into patches and rags toward the end of its useful life.
To make an eco-friendly choice, all you really have to do is pay attention to the classic “Three Rs” – Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Go for products that meet these criteria and support it with branding and marketing, and your promotions will keep an environmentally conscious edge.