In honor of the ever-important movement towards environmental conservation and awareness, many brands are moving in the direction of environmental sustainability throughout all of their operations. In this post, gain some ideas to get your brand on board.
Consumers want to see sustainability
Not only are people talking about protecting the environment more and more, but according to the Nielson 2015 Global Corporate Sustainability Report, 66 percent of consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable brands, and 73 percent of global millennials are willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings.
Many brands are realizing that sustainability goes beyond just a trend and can have great benefits for multiple facets of your organization. A vital step in the direction of sustainable practices is limiting single-use waste throughout your operations.
So what is single-use waste? Single-use waste is defined as items intended only to be used once before being thrown away or recycled. Some examples of single-use items are:
- Plastic or paper straws
- Plastic water bottles
- Styrofoam or paper coffee cups
- Plastic bags
- Plastic eating utensils
While these items may be familiar as convenient disposable items, it is very easy to make a few simple changes that can have a big impact.
15 premium product ideas that minimize single-use waste
Get your company on board with these sustainable premium products that can display the ethos of your brand and show your customers that you care about the environment.
Lots of companies leverage this approach as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies, so if you’re looking for ways to do the same, these items are a great starting point.
Branded reusable straws not only save the environment and animals living in it, but save money and time in the process!
Bamboo utensil sets
These reusable utensil sets are a sustainable and aesthetically pleasing way for all employees to enjoy eating with no single-use waste.
BPA free drinkware
Bisphenol A (BPA), is a chemical used to make plastics and is often used in storage containers and water bottles. Not only is it bad for the environment, but may contaminate food and water stored in non-BPA-free containers.
Being conscious about what goes into making the drinkware you and your employees use at the office is an important step towards a cleaner environment.
Sustainably made shirts
Even your apparel line can tread more lightly by using organic cotton suppliers who share a sustainable approach.
There are a few options to choose from when it comes to eco-friendly notebooks.
Cork notebooks are made from tree bark with no damage done to the trees they come from, can be refilled, and are 100 percent biodegradable. Refillable notebooks save waste from the unused paper and covers that hold the notebook together.
Notebooks made with recycled paper completes the cycle of reduce, reuse, and recycle!
Custom cork coasters
Promote your message in an eco-friendly way with these custom cork coasters made from recycled material and produced through an energy-efficient process.
Stock your company kitchen with 100 percent biodegradable, handmade placemats made from 100 percent recycled material to use for anything from an individual lunch to a company dinner.
Sustainable food storage
To limit waste from using plastic or aluminum foil at the office to store food, you can try alternatives like bee’s wax wraps to minimize your company footprint.
Bamboo wireless charger pad
Even your digital appliances can be a part of an eco-friendly office environment with charging pads made from renewable resources.
Promotional power bank
Charge up your company with branded power banks that can work as walking billboards to promote your company in an environmentally conscious manner.
Reusable cleaning towels
Reduce waste of single-use paper towels and napkins through custom, reusable towels with the perfect messaging for your brand screen printed on the item.
Recycled quilted vests
Represent your company with custom embroidered quilted vests made from recycled and reusable resources such as plastic bottles — keeping your employees warm and the environment healthy!
Reusable lunch containers
Stock your office with custom containers that promote saving food and minimize plastic use.
Recycled cup sleeves
Reduce single-use waste of coffee sleeves through branded, reusable, custom sleeves that everyone will love.
Reusable water bottles and coffee mugs
Reusable drink containers are convenient, sustainable, and a great way to represent your company in a good light.
Connect with one of our brand consultants to get started with an inventory stocked full of environmentally friendly premium products that minimize single-use waste.