Climate change is all over the news and media at the moment, and rightly so. It’s the trending topic we can’t afford to ignore. With the Cop26 summit currently taking place in Glasgow the eyes of the world will be watching as world leaders and delegates meet to discuss how we as a global population can make urgent and meaningful progress in the race to, quite literally, save the planet.

When it comes to running a more sustainable business, every little helps, and the promotional products you choose to market your business or organisation are no exception.

If you’re in need of a little eco-inspiration when it comes to branded promotional products then look no further! This week we’re shining the spotlight on just some of the environmentally-friendly promotional products we supply, all designed to help you make a positive statement about your brand or company and do something small-but-effective for the environment.

Organising an event...These days the majority of events and conferences are conducted on an eco-friendly basis, so create a positive first impression by identifying delegates with individual name badges made from recycled plastic. Alternatively, how about supplying attendees with the essentials, such as pens made from biodegradable materials, pencils made from FSC-certified wood or notepads made from recycled till receipts? For something even more unique consider providing notebooks made from seed paper. We stock a range of seeded paper products including notepads embedded with plantable wildflower seeds.

Planning a targeted campaign or giveaway...No matter who the target audience are, there’s a wide variety of sustainable promotional products ideal for raising awareness and supporting your next marketing campaign. Keyrings made from recycled plastic are just one example. They are small, lightweight, useful and ideal for low-cost postal distribution. When a more luxurious option is required then a smart bonded leather keyfob provides the perfect solution. Of course there are many more eco-friendly promotional products ideal for campaigns and giveaways. These are typically everyday items such as pens, pencils, coasters, bookmarks or pin badges. At Yo-Promotions we stock a range of these promotional products - and many more - all made from various natural, sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials.

Retail and catering solutions...When it comes to purchasing eco-friendly retail supplies there are many options that are both effective and within budget. Whether you operate a retail store online, an independent high street gift shop or even just a mobile coffee van, you need high quality promotional supplies to represent your brand and showcase your product. Take shopping bags for example. There’s no reason to use harmful plastic bags with such a wide variety of reusable bags made from recycled materials on the market. A natural cotton tote bag offers a generous branding area to show off your logo/company details whilst a smart jute bag offers a more sturdy solution. For increased versatility and convenience, personalised drawstring bags made from partly-recycled non-woven polypropylene are a logical choice. They are available in a range eye-catching colours and can be printed with a logo or text to suit your branding.

When it comes to environmentally-friendly promotional products for catering purposes, there are just as many options to represent your business effectively. Branded coffee cup sleeves made from recycled materials and biodegradable paper drinks straws are just two examples of practical promotional products on the market.

Don’t forget staff and employees...Running an environmentally considerate business/event shouldn’t just be about focusing on external stakeholders. Meaningful corporate social responsibility starts from within, and that includes sourcing eco-friendly promotional products for in-house use. For example, why not encourage employees to grab their morning coffee in a reusable travel mug featuring your company logo? Or help staff keep their work spaces organised with pen pots, desk pads and sticky note pads all made from recycled materials. There are many office essentials, including branded desk and wall calendars printed on FSC-accredited paper, all of which enable you to instil a real business-wide sense of environmental consideration.

Of course, choosing environmentally-friendly promotional products is only a small step in the right direction. There is much more we can - and should - do as businesses and individuals to reduce our harmful impact on the environment and prevent further climate damage.

If you still need further inspiration or persuasion to “go green” then browse our large range of eco-friendly promotional products here and see how quick, easy and cost-effective it can be. At Yo-Promotions we’re certain we have the ideal promotional product for you and the environment. If you need help finding a specific item or have any questions about our eco-friendly products, then don’t hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best to help.