Recycled & Eco Products - Carbon Footprints

During the past 8 years I have been tasked with finding travel related, recycled & eco products with our clients logo in large quantities.

The gifts could be sourced from anywhere so long as they were made from recycled materials, recyclable, biodegradable, organic or sustainable.

With thousands of options to choose from our customer elected to go for organic cotton bags filled with; recycled plastic measuring spoons, thermometers, biodegradable pens, tyre coasters and recycled paper post it notes.

Over time our client became much more concerned with where merchandise was made and it’s carbon footprint, hence they decided one year that nothing originating in the Far East would be considered.

However, the promotional items they liked best were cool bags, dynamo torches, foldable bags, banner pens and seed packs.

This presented us with a real challenge, as many of the above items are not made in either the UK or Europe impacting on the environment.

Faced with the realization a more resourceful distributor might find another solution, I had to act quickly.

Is it more important where they are made or stored? I asked my client.

The answer was, so long as the products were not travelling great distances, directly coming from the Far East or further afield and environmentally friendly, we could use them.

Promo Solved is aware not all businesses will share our customers opinion for this particular project and so in the next few months we would really like suppliers to present any videos, certification or proof products are eco friendly and where they are made.

If you would like to contact me to discuss this more please email or call 01273 380962?

Thanks Sam Miller

Posted on Friday, March 24, 2017 12:00 AM