What Makes an Eco-Friendly Product?

What Makes an Eco-Friendly Product?

There are many products out there; from cars to light bulbs, which claim to be green, environmentally friendly or less harmful to the environment. But because there are no hard and fast rules about what makes a product environmentally friendly or not, it can be very difficult to distinguish between something that claims to be green and something that is actually.

However, there are good rules about them and the four aspects that make up the most environmentally friendly products and examining them can give you an idea of whether the products you see are environmentally friendly or not.

What is the alternative

Many goods claim to be environmentally friendly because it uses less energy than alternatives, but this is what makes things more environmentally friendly. Cars that use environmentally friendly fuel systems may be more environmentally friendly than gasoline models but not if you can walk easily to most of your destinations. So the first thing to ask when looking for environmentally friendly products is – do I need them?

Energy Saving

Energy efficiency is a key aspect of environmentally friendly products. Global warming and climate change are related to the CO2 emitted from our energy use. Reducing the power we consume will benefit the environment so that any product that uses less energy than similar products (and you need them) is greener.

Energy-saving light bulbs, for example, produce the same effect as ordinary lighting but use a third less power.

Sustainability and toxic materials

Another aspect of the green credentials of the goods we buy is what they are made of. If something does not come from a sustainable source or contains harsh chemicals or toxic metals

Recycle

Environmentally friendly products must also be made from materials that can be recycled or can be recycled by themselves (or …

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Using Earth-Friendly Products to Get Business and Respect

Using Earth-Friendly Products to Get Business and Respect

As research continues to show the impact of climate change on our planet, it is increasingly important to promote your company as an environmental consideration. We can all reduce things around the office such as paper usage and ensure we turn off the PC at the end of the day, but our customers cannot see this change. This is where earth-friendly products are very useful. Earth-friendly products, of course, covers a wide variety of things, from washing powder to clothing. But of course, not all are suitable for the successful promotion of your company. Many promotional items are therefore now available as eco-friendly products, either made from recycled materials or having other eco-friendly credentials such as being biodegradable.

An Earth-friendly Product

Making the switch from a ‘regular’ promotional item to an earth-friendly product need not be expensive or difficult. Most good promotional companies will be able to advise you of the most cost-effective items to compliment your existing campaigns, and artwork requirements shouldn’t be very different. You will probably be surprised at the range of earth-friendly products you can get, and may not even realize some already fit that criterion!

The Bag for Life

One of the most popular and widely used earth-friendly products are the bags for life that several leading supermarkets use. The selection of these bags is now significantly larger than when they were first introduced, with colored bags and drawstring rucksack styles now available. These eco-friendly products are of course not only incredibly useful but something of a fashion item these days, so if you can use a creative, funky design that incorporates your company logo you can only increase the appeal of these, and therefore your level of exposure.

Popular Earth-friendly Products

Another range of earth-friendly products popular with many people is stationery items. Pens, …

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