Sustainability is on everyone’s radar and companies are looking for ways to help reduce their negative impact on the environment. You can help lessen your company’s environmental footprint by choosing sustainable merchandise made from biodegradable or recycled materials. 

We have lots of sustainable merchandise ideas that will help your company be remembered for the right reasons, as well as being kinder to the planet. 

25 years to make a difference

The UK government has set a 25 year environment plan with targets for communities and businesses to work towards. The government is aiming to minimise waste, reuse materials as much as possible and dispose of them responsibly at the end of their life. One way to achieve this is to eliminate avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042 and we can all make a start now by implementing small changes. 

Create a lasting impact on your customers with minimal impact on the planet

Reduce, reuse, and recycle 

If you want your marketing campaigns to create an impact on your audience without impacting the planet, we suggest these eco-friendly promotional products: 

  • Reusable coffee cups – Did you know that in the UK alone we use 2.5 billion disposable coffee cups each year or 7 million per day? Using a reusable coffee cup made from recycled plastic or sustainable bamboo for your brew means there’s one less disposable cup in the bin.
  • Metal bottles – Having a refillable bottle that keeps drinks cold for 24 hours, or hot for 12 hours, gets rid of the need to buy drinks in plastic bottles when thirst strikes or use unnecessary electricity reheating. 
  • rPet clothes and bags – rPet is recycled plastic PET bottles turned into fibre to make clothes, bags, blankets and more! Because PET is such a popular material, recycling it to create new products has the potential to have a significant positive impact on the world.
  • Pens – As single-use plastic is falling out of favour, pens made from recycled plastics, money (yes, money!), tyres, or made in recyclable materials are one step towards being plastic neutral.

Our other favourite environmentally-friendly merchandise includes umbrellas, sweet boxes and cork baseball caps, just to name a few.

All our high-quality merchandise can be branded to your requirements, and we can personalise the fulfilment to create a special unboxing moment for the recipient. 

THEMPC’s commitment to sustainability 

Here at THEMPC we are conscious about reducing our impact on the environment and are continuously looking for new ways to be greener. To contribute towards a more sustainable future, we currently:

  • Reuse or recycle all boxes and packing material that come in, therefore creating less waste
  • Where possible, avoid lamination for more sustainability, or suggest eco-lamination alternatives. For example, Cello-green is a lamination that’s environmentally friendly without losing any of its aesthetic appeal
  • Have a WFH culture for our team to avoid unnecessary travel
  • Print on demand, so we print the exact amount you need instead of hundreds or thousands of surplus items
  • Use all recyclable brown paper tape for sealing boxes rather than plastic tape
  • Donate to and encourage clients to donate any surplus merchandise to Crisis homeless charity ‘Swag Amnesty’ so the items can be used by others

Eco-friendly products at the touch of button

Reducing waste and increasing your profile

57% of consumers who own promotional products keep them for more than 5 years. That’s at least 5 years of your company being remembered every time your personalised corporate merchandise is worn or used. And what better way to show your company cares about the planet than by using eco-friendly merchandise? We have hundreds of eco-friendly promotional products and sustainable giveaways which will be perfect for your marketing campaigns or trade show events!

You can manage all your sustainable stock with SwagOnline, our online stock management system. You’ll never run out as it gives real-time stock levels and you can ship your goods to wherever you need them, all at the touch of a button. 

So, if you’re looking for a sustainable merchandise UK supplier, or you’d like to find out more about our range of eco-friendly products and other services, give us a call on 01256 352415 or email