Eco-friendly products have been sweeping across mainstream marketing channels recently, thanks to their ability to promote positive sentiment and sustainable practices. Environmentally friendly items boost a brand’s value to customers. By incorporating these products into your overall marketing strategy, you will be appealing to consumers that look for sustainable products while also setting a precedent within your industry. To check whether a product is eco-friendly visit (http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0226-shopping-green) The Green Guides enforced by the Federal Trade Commission. This is a brief overview of the Top 10 Eco-Friendly Products For Your Marketing Campaign (just in time for spring).
1. Baby Tree Kits
Winner of an Award in 2018 in the Communicative Products category. Our Baby Tree Kits are supplied in a DIY package with a bamboo stick, binding material, bottom pile and birth certificate. Recipients also gain exclusive access to an online community which provides advice to keep the Baby Tree healthy. The trees are grown in the Netherlands and are fully sustainable. Choose from Apple, Cherry, Pear or Plum trees.
We can fully customise the packaging, the label of the tree and internal card insert to suit your marketing needs. Eco-friendly packaging made from 100% recycled cardboard, can be fully customised with any branding. We can offer full colour print coverage on the box, label and card insert. You can even add your branding to the online community.
2. Biodegradable Straws
Made from PLA, a plant-based material with 67% less embodied carbon than oil-based PP plastic. Our white straws are made from Ecovio, a plant-based compostable material ideal for drinks up to 40 degrees. Custom-Printed Biodegradable Straws are from 5 mm to 10 mm in black, white with a green stripe or in clear biodegradable plastic. You can even choose a custom-printed wrapper to boost the impact of your brand.
Our straws are designed for commercial composting together with food waste. However, our compostable packaging is not expected to break down in a marine environment, so please dispose of the straws responsibly. Choose from a range of design options – both full colour or single colour printing available on our biodegradable straws and their paper wrappers.
3. Biodegradable Carrier Bags
Our Biodegradable Carrier Bags are made from certified corn-starch and are 100% biodegradable and compostable. Cornstarch is derived from renewable and non-GMO corn and produced in Europe. It is processed into the granulate Mater-Bi®. The Mater-Bi® material is 100% biodegradable and compostable according to the European standard DIN EN 13432. The degradation process takes place either in an industrial composting plant, or in the in-house compost, within 8 to 12 weeks. The material decomposes CO2-neutral into its naturally occurring, renewable and non-toxic starting materials.
The granules are sourced from a company who own over 800 patents and has received numerous international awards and prizes. Biodegradable Carrier Bags are a sustainable, resource-saving and environmentally friendly alternative to a plastic carrier bag. Custom-printed with your brand message. Choose from 1-4 colour printing with 30% colour coverage using Flexo print – an eco-friendly alternative to more common print options. The colours used for the finishing and dyeing of the material are water-based. They contain no pollutants, are odor-free and harmless to your health.
Seedboms are eco-friendly bombs that ‘explode’ with seeds. Simply drop in a patch of untended earth, and the packaging will degrade, to let the flowers grow. The eco-friendly packaging is made from recycled paper organic peat-free compost, non-GMO seeds, 100% recycled and recyclable glue free cardboard packaging. The paper shells retain the moisture in the plants and will biodegrade into the environment leaving only plants behind.
Lead time approximately 1-2 weeks. Seedboms have been used by companies likes The Eden Project, Diesel, RHS and Stand up to Cancer. The sleeves are fully customisable. We can adapt an existing design or create something new. There are various print options available and we can design your sleeve to your exact specifications. If you prefer to work on the design yourself, we offer our templates and design specifications.
5. Sprout Pencils
The Sprout Pencil is an eco-friendly, sustainable pencil that can be planted after use. At the end of each Sprout Pencil you’ll find a water-soluble seed capsule (instead of an eraser) that can be planted in soil. Use like a normal pencil, but when it becomes too short to write or colour with, just plant the pencil into some soil then watch it grow.
Fully customise your Sprout Pencils with an engraved logo or message. Orders over 2,500 units can choose from full-colour packaging for each individual pencil. This practical eco-friendly product is great for campaigns aimed at either children or adults. Choose from a wide selection of seed varieties to suit your needs. We offer: Sunflower, forget me not, daisy, carnation, cherry tomato, basil, thyme, sage, coriander and chia.
We supply custom-printed Seedsticks. These eco-friendly printed products are of our most popular plant ranges making them a great choice. Each pack of Seedsticks looks just like a match book, but each match contains a seed that will grow when planted in soil. A great product that will get a business remembered each time a customer looks at their blooming garden.
These products are ideal for garden centres, retailers, charities, sports clubs and environmental campaigns. Fully customise the design of the branded matchbook from full colour printing to bespoke cut shapes. There are many design options for available – get in touch to find out more.
7. Seed Paper
Plantable Seed Paper is a great eco-friendly item. Each sheet of paper is embedded with seeds, then can be planted and transformed into flowers, herbs or fruit and vegetables. This is a versatile product that can be made into eco-friendly business cards, bookmarks, marketing materials, instruction sheets, greetings cards and more. The Paper is biodegradable and made from recycled post-consumer materials. Even the ink is eco-friendly. After planting and seed germination, the paper composts away, leaving no waste.
We offer full-colour printing. Seed Paper can be cut in a variety of sizes and shapes to suit your brand. Seed Paper is available in a range of colours including full colour print inside and out on biodegradable eco-paper. All printing uses soy and vegetable ink. Seed and growing instructions are always included as is expected germination time, botanical and common name of the planet.
8. Eco Coffee Cups
Each year, 100 billion single use coffee cups end up as landfill. That’s why the Ecoffee Cup was created – an environmentally responsible, reusable cup. Made with naturally organic bamboo fibre, featuring a silicone band for holding. These cups also consist of a detachable piece from the lid, allowing your contents of the cup to cool down without having to remove the entire lid. It’s BPA and phthalate free as well as being light and sturdy. It’s biodegradable when you’re finished with it. It’s also fully dishwasher safe and has a fully sealable non-drip lid. Not suitable for microwave. Displayed in a presentation box with several sizes available. Print on cup or silicone sleeve. Single-colour on sleeve. Up to four colour print on Cup.Choose base Cup from existing stock. Four sizes: 8oz, 12oz, 14oz, 16oz.
9. Seed Paper Carrier Bags
We’re pleased to offer a carrier bag with a twist. Our Paper Carrier Bags are made from planatable seed paper. The carrier bags can be reused again and again because they are embedded with seeds, they can be buried in the ground when finished with. The seeds will germinate, plants will grow and the seed paper will degrade away. Comes with a mix of summer flowers as standard, but for orders of 1,000 units or more we can offer different seed mixes.
The seed paper carrier bags can be printed up to 3 PMS colours and are available in runs of as low as 100 units. Our paper carrier bags are available in small, medium and large. The print area starts from 16cm x 16cm and provide the perfect blank canvas for your clients marketing messages. We offer full-colour printing with 100% print coverage. Comes with summer flowers as standard, but we offer a range seed varieties for orders over 1,000 units. You can choose printed seeds that fit their branding and promotions. However, do bear in mind that larger sized seeds will make the seed paper rougher and more difficult to print on. Get in touch for more information on seed options.
10. Reusable Water Bottles
Our Reusable Water Bottles are a great choice for any brand looking for an eco-friendly product that contributes to solving the plastic problem. The bottles are practical and will help reduce the amount of plastic waste individuals use. It’s important that we all do our bit to cut plastic waste. An added bonus is that the bottles will be promoting an eco-friendly brand message each time they are reused. Made from double-walled stainless steel. Suitable for both hot and cold drinks. Complete with a leak proof screw cap and matte finish topcoat. Not suitable for dishwasher use. Print on the centre of the bottle to retain the metallic look but we can also provide it. Full colour print is available on the entire bottle.