Easy Ways to Help Your Business Become More Sustainable

Sustainability is a trending buzzword for businesses worldwide. Green sells and consumers are tapping into eco-conscious brands more than ever before.

Did you know….

  • 59% of consumers want companies to combat environmental and climate issues.
  • 66% are willing to spend more for sustainable goods and services.
  • 73% want companies to use renewable and recyclable materials.
  • 75% want companies to reduce the amount of packaging in use.

Considering the environmental impact across all aspects of your business reaps benefits. Not only does it help protect your company’s reputation by scoring those crucial corporate social responsibility points, it most importantly protects the planet and contributes towards building a sustainable future.

How companies can become more sustainable?

We are here to help kickstart your brand’s pledge to go greener. Here are 3 quick and easy solutions to help break environmental hazardous habits and turn sustainability into a way of everyday working life:

1. Replace single-use with reusable

Single-use plastic pollution is a huge problem worldwide, 8 million tons of plastic ends up in our oceans each year and destroys marine life. David Attenborough drew attention to this in an episode of Blue Planet 2, which helped to trigger the global uproar.

Take a moment to reflect on your workplace, team, and clients – how often do you use single-use plastic and throw it away?

Whether it’s carrier bags, plastic water bottles, drinking straws, or even picking up a Starbucks to have on your way to work. Even on lunch breaks, you may find yourself popping to the local shop to pick up a meal deal and then disposing of the packaging.

For every single-use plastic product you use, there is a reusable alternative available.

2. Go paperless and be paper-smart

Think about whether you can reduce the amount of paper you use in the everyday running of your business. Where most people are now working from home, companies have already made the initial leap to digitalise all their paperwork.

Rather than printing out documents, businesses are using platforms such as OneNote, Teams and SharePoint to share and collaborate on projects.

Consider how your company can expand on this in a post-lockdown world. Contracts and agreements can be digitalised PDFs and signed using software such as Adobe Sign.

Catalogues can also be online, and by doing that you can make them more interactive too.

If there is no way that your business can turn paperless, consider using FSC certified paper, which means that it has produced responsibly.

3. Introduce sustainable and eco-friendly promotional products

A great way of showing that your brand cares about the environment is by introducing eco-friendly branded merchandise into your marketing mix.

It’s one of the most cost-effective and creative ways to showcase your commitment to protecting the planet, whilst boosting your corporate social responsibility and giving off a positive brand image.

We can supply comprehensive eco-friendly promotional merchandise to cater for any requirement and budget.

Our extensive range of sustainable merchandise is produced from recycled, biodegradable, organic, or Fairtrade materials that have little to no environmental impact during their entire lifecycle.

Some examples of the most popular eco and sustainable promotional items are:

…and so much more! You can check out our full collection here

At GB Merchandise, we have over 20 years’ experience helping eco-conscious brands and companies to take a more sustainable approach to their promotional marketing.

We work closely with your team to understand your sustainability goals and help you achieve them with creative merchandise solutions.

For more information about our range of sustainable promotional merchandise and more eco-friendly marketing solutions, get in touch with our team – we’re happy to help.

Call 020 3818 0270, or email info@gbmerchandise.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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