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Climate change and protecting our environment is a very real concern right now, one that we can all help to tackle. Go green with an eco-friendly branded gift, and demonstrate your commitment to sustainability. Environmentally friendly products save energy, reduce water consumption as well as cut waste disposal.
Custom printed eco-friendly promotional items given out at trade shows, exhibitions and events will promote your brand in a positive light, reflecting your pledge to your CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). By advertising your eco-credentials through the use of promotional gifts, it will attract like-minded companies who are dedicated to achieving their own environmental goals.
We have a massive selection of eco-friendly personalised business gifts. From recycled, recyclable, biodegradable and sustainable items to FCS (Forest Stewardship Council) accredited products and those made in the UK with a lower carbon footprint. So whether you opt for a ‘green’ version of your normal branded gift, or look to bags for life, reusable drinkware, or sustainable gadgets to name but a few ideas, we are right here to help you.
Types of Eco-Friendly Products
Since the UK government introduced a charge for all single-use carrier bags in 2015, we have seen a huge movement towards using reusable and recyclable bags. Always a popular useful business gift to hand out at exhibitions and tradeshows or to form part of a welcome pack for new employees, members or clients, bags for life and reusable bags are more desirable than ever. By purchasing branded eco bags with your brand printed on them, you will be helping to save single-use plastic ending up in our oceans, as well as advertising your green-thinking ethos. Ideal for conference giveaways, holding a variety of products.
From our reusable cotton shopping bags, canvas bags and jute bags for life, right through to our biodegradable carrier bags we have you covered when it comes to eco-friendly branded bags. If you are looking for a stand out eco-friendly bag, our denim shopper could work wonders, or go one step further with our UK made Okrobrella bag which includes a mini umbrella!
With textiles and fashion being the second most polluting industry, by choosing organic clothing you will be helping to combat climate change. Organic textiles such as cotton, hemp, flax and wool are all grown by natural methods and avoid any hazardous synthetic pesticides or genetically modified seeds.
If you are wanting to kit out your team with branded uniform whilst investing in eco-friendly garments, here at Steel City we have various options available to you. Our range of organic promotional clothing includes hoodies, zipped hoodies, sweatshirts, polo shirts and t-shirts. All of which are made from 80% OCS organic cotton and 20% recycled polyester and can be branded with your logo. We also have a selection of Fair Trade personalised garments made from organic cotton as well as 100% recyclable clothing like this polyester t-shirt.
To read more about why branded uniforms are a worthy investment click here.
An astonishing 2.5 billion paper coffee cups are being thrown away in the UK every year and end up in landfill. And so many cafes and coffee chains now offer a discount to customers using their own reusable drinkware. There has never been a better time to show your support by gifting eco-friendly branded drinkware.
There is a huge range of sustainable branded drinkware to choose from. Be it a recycled plastic travel mug , a compostable eco cup, a UK made sports bottle, or a sustainable Bamboo flask – all of which can be branded with your logo and marketing message. Let’s not forget the humble UK made branded mug – an office staple that can be used time and time again, and will replace any disposable single-use cups. In fact, branded drinkware is not only an ideal business gift for clients, it will also be warmly received by your employees, who will no doubt use it with pride both inside and outside work.
Want to update your promotional pen giveaway but not sure how? Branded pens made from sustainable or recycled materials or are in fact recyclable are bound to make your company memorable. It’s amazing what environmentally friendly materials can be used to make your promotional pen. You can have a bamboo phone up pen – a head-turner at exhibitions! A ballpen made using sustainable wheat straw, branded pens made from certified recycled plastic bottles or even one made from stone! We also supply the whole range of Senator® promotional pens which are designed to be free of harmful substances, manufactured in an eco-friendly environment and are long-lasting. Don’t forget, eco-friendly pencils can also be branded with your company name and we can even source pencils with seeds at the end that can be planted after use!
With such a huge range of eco-friendly promotional pens and pencils, if you want a helping hand, please get in contact with our team.
Notebooks, notepads, sticky notes, calendars, diaries and folders can all be supplied branded with your logo and FCS (Forest Stewardship Council) certified. This means the products are made from certified responsibly sourced wood from sustainable managed forests.
As climate change and environmental responsibility becomes a key factor for many purchasing decisions, the number of promotional gadgets and tech items made from sustainably sourced materials has boomed. For example, we have wheat straw headphones, bamboo wireless charging desk organisers, not to mention recycled charging cables that are biodegradable.
Bamboo is a particularly trendsetting eco-friendly material and we even have a separate category for items made from this material. Click here to see all our Bamboo branded products.
Eco-Friendly Exhibition Items
The promotional product industry has adapted massively to our customers need for eco-friendly items. There is a huge array of branded giveaway items that you may require for your next exhibition, trade show or event which can be supplied in an eco-friendly version.
Whether you are looking to promote your company with eco-friendly promotional sweets which are packaged in compostable and biodegradable packaging, give out eco stress balls, printed eco-friendly keyrings or even offer a bamboo promotional umbrella as a competition prize – we can help.
Best Eco-Friendly Products
- The Best Budget Promotional Eco-friendly Item: ‘Recycled Newspaper Pencil’ – Starting from just this 12p, this eco pencil is a great conversation starter! We can also supply pencils made from recycled money, newspaper, denim and CD cases!
- Our Best Selling Eco-friendly Promotional Travel Mug: ‘Universal Tumbler’ – UK made meaning a lower carbon footprint and with great print quality, this reusable travel mug is extremely popular and a top seller.
- Our Favourite Eco-friendly Promotional Item: ‘Dargate Coloured Jute Shopper’ – Nothing quite amplifies the green message as a jute reusable shopper and this particular bag can be supplied in vibrant colours with contrasting webbing handles. Both biodegradable and recyclable, this eco-friendly bag for life will definitely turn heads.
- The Most Useful Eco-friendly Promotional Item: ‘Antibacterial Hygiene Hook Key’ – made from 100% recycled plastic, these handy printed eco-friendly keyrings allow for a hands-free experience when out and about.
Why should I choose eco-friendly products for my marketing campaign?
By investing in an eco-friendly branded gift, you are not only helping to reduce climate change and permanent damage to our planet, but will also be demonstrating that your brand cares about the environment and is committed to sustainability.
What eco-friendly materials are available to choose from?
It can be rather confusing when it comes to the terminology surrounding eco-friendly promotional products.Here is a little guide to help:
- Recycled – Promo products can be made from waste materials such as plastic, glass, paper and metal. A manufacturing process will turn these waste materials into new products – and so they are recycled, helping to reduce wastage into landfills.
- Recyclable – Products that can be recycled after their use – whether in full or in parts.
- Biodegradable – Items that can decompose naturally after their use.
- Reusable – Branded gifts that are reusable can be used on more than one occasion, extending the life of the product and reducing the need for single-use alternatives.
- Sustainable – A product made from materials that can be sustainably grown and produced without detriment to the environment. Materials include Bamboo, wheatstraw and wool.
- UK Made – Items manufactured and distributed in the UK will have a lower carbon emission than those having to travel across the world to reach the end user.
- Organic Certified – Materials such as cotton, hemp, flax and wool are grown by natural methods and avoid hazardous synthetic pesticides or genetically modified seeds.
- FCS Certified – These products are made from certified responsibly sourced wood from sustainable managed forests.
Can you send me a sample before I decide to order?
Yes, we are happy to provide you with an unbranded sample prior to ordering to ensure you are happy with the product. Please note, that whilst we will do our best to send samples free of charge, depending on the product there may be a small cost for the sample, which we can discuss with you. Please contact the team on 0114 275 4150 or email: [email protected] to organise your sample. Please note, we do reserve the right to refuse a sample request, which is at our discretion.
Can you print eco-friendly items in full colour?
This depends on the particular product you are looking at. If you are unsure, click on the item you are interested in and it will be detailed in the description part of the product page. Alternatively, you can get in touch with the team who can talk you through your different options. Call us on 0114 275 4150, email [email protected] or use our contact us form.
I have a cheaper quote for my eco-friendly product. Can you price match or beat it?
We always strive to match or beat any competitor quotes. Just send your alternative quote to us and providing the quote is with a comparable product, we can look to match or better it.
Is there a minimum amount of eco-friendly products that I have to order?
Yes we do have minimum order quantities on our promotional products. You can see the MOQ on the price tab on each product page listing. The minimum amount will be listed first.
Does the prices quoted on your website include set-up and delivery charges?
Our product prices shown do not include set up or delivery charges. The prices shown are for a one colour print or alternative branding in one position/ item. To receive this information, just click on quick quote on the product page and we will quickly respond to you with a full itemised quote.
How fast can you deliver eco-friendly products?
If you are in a rush for your eco promo items, we have a number of options that can be delivered on an express service. We offer a 1 day, 3 day, and 5 day express delivery service. Simply click on the ‘express delivery’ icons under ‘Features’ on the left-hand side filter menu to see options. Alternatively, contact the team directly as there may be other ideas we can offer you that may not be listed on the website. Call us on 0114 275 4150, email [email protected] or use our contact us form.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM MEMBER
Jennifer Burton | Marketing Executive
With over a decade of design and marketing experience, Jennifer possesses a broad range of marketing expertise covering everything from event planning to digital marketing. Joining Steel City in 2015, Jennifer manages all areas of the company’s marketing, from writing creative content about promotional merchandise, managing social media activity to organising events and direct mail campaigns. Outside of work, Jennifer loves to try new recipes, keeping fit and spending time with her family.
You can meet the rest of the team here.