The Top 10 Sustainable Promotional Products for Eco-Friendly Brands

Tote bag with writing and image printed on it

Eco-friendly, sustainable promotional products are trending right now. And, with good reason. Not only do they show consumers you’re conscious of off-setting your carbon footprint but they also help you reach your sustainable business goals.

If you’re looking to refresh your suite of promotional products with sustainable equivalents, this article is for you. We’ll be covering the top 10 sustainable promotional products to give you some inspiration on the best products to include in your selection.

Apple core notebook

Honestly, it’s amazing what we can create from leftover items these days. Take these notebooks, for example, they’re made entirely from recycled apple cores. Ideal for stationery cupboards, onboarding packs and event giveaways. 

Bamboo cup

Bamboo makes the perfect sustainable merchandise source as it’s fast-growing, self-regenerative and requires no fertiliser to farm. Not only that, but it makes an incredible substitute for plastic too. Come on, you’d never have guessed this cup was made from bamboo, would you?  

Recycled money pencil

Remember when we ditched all of our old paper notes for plastic equivalents? Well, it turns out all of that paper didn’t go to waste. The pencil pictured above is made entirely from recycled banknotes. We think this one’s right on the money!

Bamboo straws

While it’s great that many businesses have chosen to ditch plastic straws, the fast-to-disintegrate paper alternatives just aren’t up to the job. These bamboo straws, on the other hand, keep their shape AND they’re reusable. No sad panda’s here.

Recycled cotton drawstring bag

Cotton is one of the hardiest plants on the planet. It’s both drought and heat-tolerant and requires minimal water to grow, making it sustainable and renewable. The bag pictured above is made entirely from recycled cotton, so it’s ideal for eco-friendly brands.

Recycled paper sticky note set

Why harvest more trees to make more paper when we can just recycle the paper we’ve already used? Well, that’s exactly what we’ve done with these recycled paper sticky note sets. The perfect complement to your onboarding packs or stationery cupboards.

Recycled plastic bottle pen

There’ll be no plastic smiles with these eco-friendly pens made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. These ones are perfect for sustainable brands looking for something to add to the exhibition giveaway pack.

Limestone notebook

Limestone notebooks are a great, sustainable alternative to paper, so they’re ideal for padding out your eco-friendly stationery offering. Not only that, but many users even report that they’re smoother and easier to write on. Win-win!

Seed paper flyers

One of the biggest problems with standard paper is that it can take years to replant and regrow trees. These seed paper flyers are an excellent alternative since users can actually plant them once they’ve fulfilled their purpose. 

Recycled cotton tote bag

Did you know? Recycled cotton is manufactured from pre-consumer waste generated by textile factories during the cutting process. As these tote bags are durable and reusable, they’ll also help you limit plastic consumption as users won’t need to buy plastic bags when they’re out and about!


Hopefully, this has given you a little bit of inspiration for items you can include in your suite of eco-friendly, sustainable promotional products. 

Of course, you’re not just limited to the items listed here. For more inspiration, you can also check out our eco collection here. Or, alternatively, you can use the contact information below to get in touch with one of our sustainability experts if you’re looking for something a little more bespoke.