The tradeshow industry is known for its array of gadgets, gizmos, and giveaways. In an age where every piece of paper, plastic, and glass should really be finding a resting place in a recycling bin so it can live a renewed or reused future, how do you keep your promotional items branded for your organization while remaining environmentally conscious?
We have seen the popularity in reusable water bottles and tote bags rise in the past few years and took a look at some trending trinkets that could help you reduce waste impact and produce excitement at your next tradeshow event.
Easy Use Items
Pens are predominant for vendors to hand out. Now that you have a pen, what about a place to write down notes and the names of contacts you have made? Recycled papers are wonderful so take it a step further with a journal made from apple peels! These tree free journals are produced using ground and emulsified apple peels and are a unique product for everyone to enjoy.
Biodegradable canvas bags are handy for collecting smaller giveaways. They can later be used to hold pens, cosmetics, or anything else you would like to keep separate in your travel bags or desk drawers. When the time comes that your bag is worn out it will biodegrade and can be thrown away without worry.
Spa and Personal Care Items
Give the gift of relaxation with an essential oil infused bath bomb. It dissolves in water, is easy to transport, and provides added tranquility to the end of tradeshow day.
For a more long lasting option, branded bottles of essential oils could be used for months with glass bottles that are able to be recycled.
Flexible cutting mats protect counters and bends to easily direct contents to a bowl. This item is a cut above the rest with the ability to be recycled with plastics when it has become worn.
Versatile waste-free lunch containers are ideal for keeping foods fresh. There are many models, some including utensils and sauce containers.
Reusable cooling towels and quick dry towels are ideal for hot days or toweling off after enjoying your favorite exercise routine. Cooling towels are simple to use and help you to cool your core body temperature by wetting the material, wringing it out, and placing around the back of the neck. These machine washable items will get years of use.
Blinking Safety Light - reusable and great for joggers, bikers, and trade shows.
Just For Fun
Remember the ‘just add water’ toys of your youth? Reusable and biodegradable compressed sponges are easy to transport and store, and can also be printed with your logo. Wipe up the competition and watch your logo magically grow with a splash of liquid.
Seed packs come in a variety of herbs and plants and can come in the form or seed embedded recyclable papers and bookmarks to desktop herb gardens. If you want to make a green impact with some green thumbs, seeds are the way to go.
don't forget to think about that products afterlife.
Choose a fun gift that has a lower impact on our earth. Happy Earth Day 2016!