In the promotional products industry, we care about helping others market their brand(s) to the best of their abilities. We also care about supporting a variety of noteworthy causes.
America Recycles Day is coming up on November 15th; it serves as an important reminder to be cognizant of how we treat our environment. America Recycles Day is a national initiative focused on keeping America beautiful, this can be done by not only remembering to recycle products, but by investing in and promoting eco-friendly products as well.
We can take part in this initiative by utilizing the eco-friendly promotional products HALO has to offer.
Eco-friendly can be a broad term when referring to products. Here are three different ways promotional products can go green:
- Reusable: A variety of promotional products are reusable, one of our most-notable ones is the Best Seller Grocery Tote. Consider how many plastic grocery bags you go through in just one year. Every year, around 500,000,000,000 plastic bags are used worldwide. These bags are difficult and costly to recycle; most end up in landfills where they can take up to 300 years to photodegrade. With this reusable grocery tote, plastic bags become obsolete. For more information on reusable bags, check out our infographic: The Reusable Revolution
- Biodegradable: Manufacturing biodegradable products causes far less pollution because the products can break back down into non-toxic components that won’t poison our water or air. You can keep your surroundings clean and the earth green with our can of antibacterial, and biodegradable, wipes.
- Recyclable: Stay hydrated while helping the environment, and yourself, stay healthy. Our Best Seller, The Refresher, water bottle is recyclable, reusable and BPA free. BPA is a plastic chemical that is absorbed by the body and can be potentially harmful. In fact, 93 percent of Americans age six or older test positive for BPA. Not to mention one plastic bottle will take approximately 450 years to fully break down, and every year in the U.S. an excess of 38 billion plastic bottles end up in landfills.
In honor of America Recycles Day we want to help raise awareness in reducing our ecological footprint. What are some of your favorite environmentally – friendly promotional products? Please share in the space below.
(Sources: Ecowatch.com, livestrong.com, bottlesupglass.com, americarecyclesday.org )