Meet your organisational goals with your merchandise choices

Posted on Tuesday, 31st May 2022

Meet your organisational sustainability goals with your merchandise choices

Sustainable supply chain and merchandise

How do you know if a product really does have the sustainable credentials you are looking for?

It all looks environmentally friendly, but how do we check? Look out for the credentials: such as PEFC or FSC. When you’re investigating sustainable gifts for clients and staff find out what the packaging is made from, it’s all very well buying a batch of recycled, ethical travel cups, but if they all come wrapped in plastic bags, padded out with polystyrene, that’s a lot of waste right there that might not be recyclable. 

Look out for the SEDEX membership to be reassured that wherever your promotional products are coming from, the working conditions are fair, and manufacturers are operating in an ethically and environmentally friendly way.

Sustainable merchandise jargon busting guide

Here is a quick reference guide of important terms when it comes to knowing what you’re looking at in our catalogue..

RPET: rPET is the most widely used form of recycled polyester, it’s made from used clear plastic bottles instead of raw petrochemicals.

FSC: the product is made using a mixture of materials from FSC-certified forests, recycled materials, and/or FSC controlled wood. More than 200 million hectares of FSC-certified forests are managed to environmental, social and economic standards. 

ABS: these plastics are 100% recyclable.

GRS: in their own words is; “an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices and chemical restrictions.”

PEFC: reassures us that wood, paper, packaging used and products themselves are from sustainably managed forests, recycled and controlled sources.


What’s your bag for life made from?

Ours is made from recycled plastic bottles.

What’s that coffee cup on your desk made from?

Ours is made from 100% recycled plastic, comes in a compostable bag and doesn’t travel far, it’s made in the UK.

What’s that pen on your desk made from?

Ours is made from end of life electrical and electronic devices! Used consumer recycled plastics need less than 20% of the energy needed to produce the original/virgin material from petrochemicals.

✔Guaranteed savings of huge quantities of greenhouse gases 

✔Made from 100% recycled, non-toxic ABS plastic
✔Lead-free refill notebooks

Buying a notebook as a branded gift? Why wouldn’t you choose an option made from recycled paper?

Eco friendly promotional products

Why choose Eco?


  • To support our commitment in the UK to reducing carbon output

  • To reduce your organisational and department carbon footprint

  • To meet your corporate supply chain objectives and CSR

  • Your clients may also hold corporate beliefs around sustainable supply chain

  • Reduce waste

  • Save natural resources

  • To ensure the supply chain only rewards ethical production processes 

From recycled products made from unwanted items to items which are compostable or biodegradable at their end of life, there are sustainable options available across our range. We also consider the sustainability of the process and manufacturing to produce the items e.g. organic and eco-friendly materials when sourcing merchandise.

Our commitment to sustainability

Being kind to the planet, from the fashion industry to food packaging, everyday we are seeing innovation and change, moving towards a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way of living, working, travelling and more.

Head over to our online catalogue and search up ‘recycled’ or ‘sustainable’ to view our collection of sustainable branded merchandise from office products to workwear, client gifts to employee reward ideas. 

If you are particularly interested in bamboo products, take a look at our blog: Switching to sustainable gifts