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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Environmentally Friendly – Five Products That Might Help

Environmentally Friendly - Five Products That Might Help

Many people want to be more environmentally friendly but they are not sure how to begin. Here are five products that can get you and your family on the road to a greener lifestyle.

1. Solar Lighting

You want the road in your front yard to be a light for the safety of your visitors. Plus, it’s aesthetic when the front room and backyard are well lit. But leaving the electric light on is a waste of energy.

By using solar lighting in your yard, you eliminate this problem. There are solar lights for stepping stones or candle path markers to get to your front door. Shoji lanterns are available on the terrace and the bright deck area.

You can even find solar-powered lighting for grid places such as storage sheds or gardens. These lights are waterproof and easy to install.

2. Programmable Thermostats

By using one of these thermostats, you can optimally use heating and cooling devices. They can be pre-programmed so your home is cool (or warm) when you need it, but energy isn’t wasted when no one is at home.

3. Smart Power Strip

You know that when your television and computer are plugged in, it will continue to use energy, even when the device is turned off. But who wants to take time after each use to pull out each component and then plug it in the next time it’s used? This innovative smart power strip solves this problem without any hassles.

When you turn off major components such as computers, the strip knows to turn off all peripherals such as printers, etc. This can save up to 72% of the energy used.

4. eBooks

Compulsive readers like the feel of the book in their hands and it will never change. But slowly, even the most …

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Why Buy Recycled Plastic Products For Your Business?

WHY BUY RECYCLED PLASTIC PRODUCTS FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

Many businesses these days are interested in sustainable procurement. Sustainable procurement is about taking environmental and social factors into account when making purchasing decisions. It involves thinking about what the products are made of, how they were made, where they come from and who has made them.

The aim of sustainable procurement is to lessen the negative environmental impact of the products we buy.

One way businesses can show their commitment to sustainable procurement is by buying goods made from plastic that has been recycled (when they need the goods anyway). You may be surprised at the range of recycled goods from plastic that are available on the market these days and the environmental and economic benefits they can bring.

Attitudes

With organisations under increasing pressure to affirm their commitment to the efficient use of natural resources and waste avoidance, attitudes to purchasing products made from recovered materials are changing.

A recent business survey by a product manufacturer into sustainable procurement revealed some interesting insights. Almost 90% of those surveyed were managing procurement to some level of sustainable policy or standard, and over 50% admitted recycled plastic played a key role.

Although over 80% considered the market for products from plastics that have been recycled a growth area, only 40% currently purchase products made from the material. Over 40% of those that haven’t purchased any recycled plastic products said that if they knew a little more about it, and could be persuaded the quality had improved, they would definitely consider it for any future requirements.

The Benefits of Recycled Goods from Plastic

  • Environmental responsibility – Recycled products are manufactured from plastics that would otherwise have gone to landfill.
  • Labour cost savings – In the long-term your business stands to make significant savings on maintenance, repair and replacement costs as recycled
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Tips for Limiting Sugar When Shopping

A label may not actually come right out and say it contains sugar because that would be too simple but that does not mean it does not actually have sugar in it. Some ingredients that are listed on labels and actually have sugar include amazake, carob powder, corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, evaporated cane juice, honey, and maltose.  It is important to try to limit foods high in these ingredients or to avoid them altogether whenever possible. One way you can do is by buying tea bags or unsweetened tea instead of pop. It will provide you with the antioxidants you need and help your heart and it may even lower risk for diabetes.

Another way to avoid loading up on sugar when shopping is to buy nonfat, unsweetened, plain yogurt and mix in your own fruit and nuts later. This will help you to cut down on saturated fat, and the extra sugar that gets added to sweetened yogurt. Adding in blueberries or granola can also give you an extra helping of fiber and helps to provide the right amount of sweetness and crunch. Something else you can do is to pick mustard over ketchup to put on your hot dogs, hamburgers or other sandwiches. Mustard unlike ketchup has no added sugar and is lower in sodium as well.

We all try our best to buy foods that give us the most nutritional value possible, but when some of these ingredients are added it can make shopping for the best food a little more complicated. These tips and simple advice though you can really limit the amount of sugar in many of your favorite foods and drinks. This will help with better weight loss results and help you to feel better as well.…

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Save Cash By Mastering Smart Shopping Skills

Did you know that if you master some smart shopping skills, you can actually save cash? Some people think that there’s really nothing much you can get from practicing a little restraint in the groceries or the mall, but actually, there’s a lot! If you wish to learn about these smart shopping tips, read on and learn about them.

The very first thing you have to do is plan your shopping and keep away from impulsive buying. You can do this by first listing everything you need to buy. Again, list the things you NEED to buy, not want. While already in the store and you feel the urge to buy something not on the list, look somewhere else. Remind yourself that you are saving up and buying that item is not going to help you achieve the goal.

You should also grab the opportunity to buy items during clearance, or sale price, even if you still have some left at home but know would eventually need them. Again, only buy those which you’d eventually need. Don’t buy any thing just because it’s on sale and it’s cheap. If you don’t and won’t need it, don’t buy it. Having said this, you should know the sales cycle in your area.

You should also prefer to buy in larger stores. This is because they offer lower prices than smaller ones due to the volume discounts. Another way you can cut back on shopping expenses is by checking out thrift stores, salvage stores, warehouse clubs, garage sales, and consignment shops. Get rid of the mentality that buying from these places is unfashionable and a bit shameful. With the economy as it is today, no one should forego any opportunity to save up.

When you are in a store, it is best to …

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