Why Your Eco-Friendly Promotional Merchandise is Great

March 12, 2021 11:33 am

Eco-friendly promotional merchandise is here and it’s here to stay.

And we’re so excited.

Because promotional merchandise products that are good for the environment are win-win for, well, everyone.

Firstly, your brand looks fantastic. By choosing more sustainable, reusable, environmentally friendly merch, your clients will know that you’re a great brand to work with. More caring, trusting. 

You’ll also feel happier by knowing that you’re helping the planet with your greener choices.

That’s why we thought we’d share some environmental facts with you to show exactly how your eco-friendly promotional merchandise initiative is better for this planet we call home than say, regular plastic merch.  

It’s time to make the right choice, the choice to promote green.

Branded Reusable Water Bottle: Great for Your Brand & The Planet

I think we’ve all heard that phrase by now, that using a reusable bottle is better for the environment than single-use plastic ones.

And the amount of plastic in our oceans is staggering. There’s now 5.25 trillion macro and micro pieces of plastic in our ocean & 46,000 pieces in every square mile of water, weighing up to 269,000 tonnes, according to Condor ferries.

That’s the equivalent to 183, 095 Volkswagen beetles.

The same as 6,589 planes.

A great way to start reducing your plastic use is with the perfect branded reusable water bottle.

You, your colleagues, and your clients will never have to buy a plastic bottle again.

Our favourite is this Vasa bottle.

Or how about this ultra-tech UV-C cleansing bottle?

We’ve got so many bottles, we’re sure to find one that’s perfect for your brand.

Bamboo is the NEW Super Material for Promotional Merchandise

Did you know, bamboo’s tensile strength is greater than that of steel (28,000 vs 23,000 pounds per square inch respectively).

That’s insane to think about.

Growing bamboo is also so much better for the environment than its alternatives. There’s no need to use harmful agricultural chemicals like fertilizer, pesticides, or herbicides to grow it, and the bamboo plant absorbs more carbon dioxide from the air AND produces 30% more oxygen than any other plant.

This means it’s actually cleaning the air whilst it grows.


We have bamboo drawstring bags, bamboo cutlery and even a bamboo toothbrush.

Our favourite product would have to be this bamboo pen.

The bottom line? Bamboo is a great plant for making your promotional merchandise from.

Hemp: The Material That Just Keeps on Giving

There are some great hemp products out there, and it’s the perfect alternative (and actually superior) material to cotton.

It’s so strong, you can build a car with it.

And once the plant is harvested, the stem and leaves are so nutrient filled that many farmers put what they don’t use back in the soil, which rejuvenates it and results in an even bigger yield the next year.

Check out our hemp bags, caps and aprons.

Why Recycled Paper Promotional Merchandise is Fantastic

At first glance, there doesn’t seem to be much difference between using recycled paper in promotional products than new paper.

It takes 70% less energy to recycle paper than it does to make it from raw materials

That means that your recycled paper notebook is 70% better for the environment than a regular paper notebook.

Recycling paper also creates 73% less air pollution than making paper from raw materials.

Our favourite recycled paper notebooks are these.

We also love this reusable notebook, which you can read about more here, over on our Brilliant Ideas page.

It not only saves trees but has a lovely community ethos behind it.

Exciting Eco-friendly Promotional Products

We think it’s clear from the facts above that by choosing eco-friendly, reusable, sustainable promotional products, your brand will be able to make a significant impact in helping the environment recover and flourish.

If you want more information when it comes to deciding what promotional merchandise is best for your brand, check out our other blogpost on what it truly means if a product is sustainable, reusable, recyclable or biodegradable.

What was your favourite product above?

If you’re looking for some innovative, exciting green promotional merchandise ideas that’ll make your brand the best it can be, get in contact today. We’ll be happy to send you some amazing ideas.

This post was written by Shout Promotional Merchandise