Disposable products are a common part of everyday life for most folks – think single-use items like plastic cutlery, paper plates, shopping bags from the grocery store, napkins, the coffee cup from the drive-thru… the list goes on and on. However, as great as they might be for convenience, they’re not the best for the planet. Here are a few of our favorite ways to replace the landfill-bound items in your life with reusable promotional products:
You might think of the daily Starbucks cup as recyclable – after all, they’re made of paper and plastic – but depending on where you live, they might not be. Many tossed goods have to be cleaned well and sorted properly just to have a chance at being recycled into something new, and not every piece of paper or plastic is even recyclable to begin with. However, many of your favorite beverage stops will gladly fill a cup that you brought rather than use one of their disposables!
Promotional tumblers make a great gift or giveaway for customers looking to reduce their environmental impact. With a variety of styles for both hot and cold beverages, promotional tumblers are an item that will get used daily, allowing your logo to be seen frequently.
Straws have been the subject of much controversy in recent years: between the distressing turtle videos and banning of straws in some places, the disposable version of this product is not held high in public regard at the moment. While many people don’t need straws to drink, there are plenty of valid reasons to use one. People with disabilities may use straws to make drinking easier, certain drinks are designed to be drunk through a straw, and some people just prefer them, which is perfectly reasonable!
Enter the reusable straw. Whether you choose one made from metal, silicone, bamboo, wood, and more, there is sure to be a reusable straw to satisfy even the most discerning of sippers. There are even collapsible straws – they’re perfectly portable so your clients will never be caught without an eco-friendly way to indulge in their favorite drink.
How many people do you know that have the infamous “bag full of bags” hanging in their pantry, kitchen, or utility closet? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Plastic grocery bags are bound to wind up in landfills – or even tangled in the branches of trees!
Reusable grocery bags are a great promotion because pretty much everyone has to grocery shop! Unfortunately, groceries do not just magically appear in our homes (yet!). There are all kinds of styles, materials, and sizes available, so you’ll be able to find a bag as unique as your brand. Plus, customers will use these bags for a long time instead of throwing them away or banishing them to the bag o’bags after one use, meaning your logo will get seen time and time again.