An Eco-friendly Blog: Plastic Alternatives

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Eco-friendly Definition

Eco-friendly means: to have little or no damaging effect on the environment.

(source: Cambridge Dictionary)

Why Choose Eco-friendly Products?

Eco-friendly products show your brand cares by acknowledging the impact certain materials are having on the environment. Showing this type of awareness helps:

  • Associate your brand with the trending items.
  • Show progression by offering fresh items.
  • Meet the demands of the modern consumer.

Eco-friendly Materials

The main material avoided when making eco-friendly products is plastic. Some plastic cannot be recycled and will then end up in landfill or in our seas. This has created an influx of innovation by companies to design products using environmentally friendly materials and processes.

The current industry, has a variety of plastic alternatives such as:

  • Recycled material
  • Sugar cane
  • Bamboo
  • Wheat fibre
  • Glass
  • Cork

We have listed some Eco-friendly promotional products below for inspiration …

bioplastic

Globally, governments have begun to demand cleaner alternatives to petroleum, and so bioplastic has come a long way in the last several years.

By definition it is a type of biodegradable plastic derived from biological substances like wheat fibres and sugar cane, rather than petroleum. It is very much an umbrella term for a host of bio based, partially bio based and biodegradable materials. Below are some examples of materials and products that are bioplastic.

Grain Fibres

Wheat fibre is a strong, sturdy and durable bioplastic material. It is compostable, reusable and biodegradable. Eco-friendly bioplastic

Sugar Cane

Sugar cane is one of the most efficient raw materials for PLA production.

sugarcane

 

Made From Recycled Material

The industry has been constantly innovating and many products are now being made with recycled materials

ecofriendly recycled products

other plastic alternatives

Bamboo

Bamboo fibre is becoming increasingly more popular choice not just for its natural look but also because some species of bamboo are fast growing, so the availability of this material is often good.

Eco-friendly bamboo

   Cork

Cork has been given a new use! Now it’s not only the stopper in a wine bottle but also a popular alternative material to plastic.

Eco-friendly cork products

Glass

Glass is a widely uses alternative mainly because of its ability to be recycled, reused and re-purposed.

glass

other eco trendsPlantable Products

Plantable products are made with embedded seeds so that can then be planted into soil. These types of products are a great way to rejuvenate or bring life to your brand.

Eco-friendly seed products

Show You Care And Do Your Share With Our 2019 Eco Promotion

Following National Marine Week, If you place and order for ANY Eco-friendly product by the 30th September 2019, we will make a donation worth 2% of the total order value to The Marine Conservation Society.

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