Sensitivity to the plight of the environment has created a shift in the buying behaviours of both individuals and businesses. We’re all becoming increasingly aware of the impact we can have on the environment by doing “the little things” that can collectively bring about important change.
This is no different in the business gift market. At BusinessGiftUK.com they are regularly asked to supply products that meet the environmental aspirations of customers. The company have always taken pride in their contribution to sustainable living. They walk the walk by working with UK manufacturers, using sustainable resources and demonstrate this by gifting their clients with environmentally friendly, branded, souvenirs and samples.
Know your eco buzzwords
Products that can be maintained without causing long term damage to the environment.
A product that can be converted into a reusable material which is then used to make new products.
The product can be decomposed rapidly by microorganisms; 3-6 months, compared with thousands of years for plastics.
When is recycled truly recycled?
Recycling is such a hot topic at the moment that we all have
to be aware of the green-washing effect. This is when companies and brands claim
their products are more environmentally friendly than they actually are.
Sometimes this is down to a lack of expertise, and sometimes it’s a case of plain
Know your recyclable plastic products from the imposters. Unlike single use plastic products, by being used repeatedly, recycled, long life products need never end up in landfill.
Other sustainability factors
Whether a product can be
recycled is not the only thing to consider when researching eco friendly
branded products. Sustainability and carbon footprint are also key issues.
Find out if products are manufactured using sustainable materials. Ask where products are made. Has it, or its components, been shipped half-way around the World to save a few pence in production? The impact of transport on the environment can often negate the benefits of a recyclable product. Look into the manufacturing process and its carbon footprint. Is the product made at a nil-to-landfill factory. Is the packing bio-degradable. Is the manufacturing carbon footprint offset by repainting trees? There are many things to consider.
Bring your own cup
The drive from high street café outlets towards customers using their own reusable cups and bottles has made drink containers an area of particular growth for eco branded gifts. Did you know you can get 50p off your hot drink on an EasyJet flight, if you bring your own cup with a lid? At BusinessGiftUK.com these products have become very popular for customer gifts and branded expo incentives.
The Americano recycled 250ml insulated tumbler is made in the UK from 100% food grade recycled polypropylene. As a UK manufactured product, without the impact of extensive transport, its carbon footprint puts it in the lowest 5% of products in the room.
This black, double-walled insulated tumbler with a twist-on lid has a volume capacity of 350ml. Because of its recycled materials, the shade of black may vary but the quality of finish, and print, is excellent.
The H20 Eco Recycled Flip Lid Sports Bottle is made from 100% post-consumer PET (Polyethylene terephthalate) scraps, including Post Consumer Resin (PCR) and Polypropylene (PP). The bottle features a spill-proof lid with flip top and has a volume capacity of 650 ml. Colours can be mixed and matched to create a bespoke product for almost any brand.
Just like the Americano tumbler, this bottle is manufactured in Blackpool, Lancashire, in a nil-to-landfill factory, and supplied in individual compostible bags, thereby maintaining a really low carbon footprint.
Get in touch
For more information on how the BusinessGiftUK.com team can help you choose environmentally friendly branded corporate gifts, that reflect your corporate eco aspirations, get in touch. The 35 years of experience and branding know-how will help you choose the most appropriate products to engage your audience, ethically, economically and ecologically.