It’s that moment when you recognize that industry and ecology are inherently connected that you truly understand why you’ve taken steps to improve your personal and professional carbon footprint. You make the LED bulb connection that energy conservationists has been educating: If you replace one incandescent light bulb with an LED, you can save 42 gallons of water per week. Wendy Pabich, an environmental scientist, educator and writer of the book “Taking On Water,” explains that our valuable water supply is at risk because electricity production requires a large amount of it to cool large equipment and to power steam-generated turbines. She goes on to say at onepercentfortheplanet.org that over half of the U.S. total water withdrawals each year feed our electrical grid.
Knowing valuable information like this can only drive a business’s desire to do what they can to help. One step is to offer reusable, recyclable, biodegradable and organic items to promote your business. Your customers, employees and the earth will appreciate it.
You might think putting a label with your logo on a bunch of “recyclable” water bottles is a good way to get your business recognized but, in fact, it is not the friendliest gift at all. With the amount of PET (polyethylene terephthalate), there are health risks with chronic exposure and the possibility of bacteria growth with continued use of the same plastic bottle. See the link to our story, “How to Choose a Safe and Reusable Water Bottle” for more information.
Here’s a better idea – give the promotional gift of an aluminum or stainless steel water bottle.
When considering a promotional gift and have extra budget, a SIGG aluminum water bottle or Klean Kanteen engraved with your logo is a sure way to get people recognizing your business for saving them money from buying regular water bottles and saving Mother Nature from trillions of bottles and cans trashed each year.
Rewards cards, VIP tickets, calendars and loyalty cards offering discounts and freebies are always appreciated by current and potential customers. With the ease of creating visually appealing plastic business cards online, the sky is the limit on your vision. Include QR codes, Twitter handles and magnetic strips on these versatile, durable and recyclable little gifts that won’t be tossed in the trash and forgotten about.
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