Employees love corporate swag kits because they receive an assortment of branded products put together in a fun and creative pack. If you already use corporate swag boxes as part of your promotional marketing strategy, you know how valuable they are. There are endless possibilities for these kits, as they can be used for welcoming new hires, incentivizing sales teams and rewarding employees.
As many brands focus on reducing waste and limiting plastic use, you may be curious as to how you can make your corporate swag kits more sustainable. Inkwell helps business clients create awesome SwagPacks™ that contain the latest green merchandise. Below are some tips for making an eco-friendly swag box of your own.
Many businesses encourage their employees to drink water throughout the day to keep them alert and hydrated. The majority of your employees have probably switched from plastic to reusable water bottles, but you can take things a step further by encouraging the use of stainless steel or silicone straws. Plastic straws are ending up in our oceans, harming turtles and other sea creatures.
Some of your employees probably do light shopping on their lunch breaks, so why not fill their swag kits with reusable tote bags? Having these bags on hand avoids the need for plastic or paper. Plastic bags, in particular, are filling our sewer systems, blowing through the environment and strangling animals. We can all do our part to make the environment cleaner and safer by using canvas totes.
Branded Water Bottles and Travel Cups
A great companion to a reusable straw set is a promotional water bottle or travel cup. There are dozens of styles and colors to fit your preferences. Examples include stadium cups, tumblers, reusable water bottles and insulated mugs. In fact, you can give your employees a drinkware set that covers them from morning to night – a coffee mug, a water bottle and a can koozie.
Insulated Lunch Bags
Another way to encourage more sustainability in the workplace is by encouraging employees to eat lunch at the office. Instead of driving to a fast food joint and ordering food items wrapped in paper, your employees can have a more relaxing lunch break at the office. A well-designed break room is part of the solution, but you can also provide your employees with an insulated lunch tote and reusable containers for sandwiches and salads.
When it comes to pencils, pens, notebooks, etc., always opt for the environmentally friendly version. You might have to pay slightly more, but these efforts will not go unnoticed. They will support your vision to create a more sustainable workplace. Eco-friendly notebooks, sustainable pens and pencils and recycled paper are all great options for swag promotional items.
To reinforce the use of sustainable products in your office, consider launching an online company store where employees can shop for eco-friendly items. For more information on building an eco-friendly corporate swag kit that your employees will love, contact Inkwell today.