Every year as we start to catch glimpses of spring and summer weather, we have the opportunity to celebrate and show respect for nature and Earth and reflect on how our daily life and purchasing decisions impact our environment. On April 22, 2021, we celebrate Earth Day. So HealthMerch is here to talk about what custom products and materials you should look for to ensure maximum sustainability in your next community outreach or incentive program.

Build A Sustainably Conscious Community Outreach Plan

HealthMerch recommends that community outreach and events should be mindful in every aspect of the program. From messaging, to design, and especially the type of product you share with your constituents. As we reflect on Earth Day today, remember that promotional products can be a great opportunity to generate awareness for your program and cause as well as a great reminder that your organization is environmentally conscious as well. 

What products and materials are best to look for when shopping for environmentally friendly products?

Customizable Glass Products

Reduce the manufacturing and use of plastic products in the environment by opting for glass products instead. Often easier to clean and more visually appealing, customizable glass bottles, glass food storage containers are great incentive items and thank you gifts to brand with your organization and program information and hand out to your community and customers. 

Customizable Bamboo Products

Did you know that bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth? HealthMerch offers reusable bamboo-based products. From Bamboo Toothbrushes to bamboo food storage and more, HealthMerch is constantly adding new bamboo based products as sustainable alternatives to plastic or styrofoam. 

Customizable Cotton vs Blended Synthetics

Cotton is a natural material that is a much less abrasive process to manufacture than synthetic materials and breaks down faster as well. When you are searching for a product, HealthMerch makes it easy by allowing you to sort products by fabric type. Cotton is a natural alternative to plastic bags that reduces environmental impact and looks great too! Check out our cotton totes, available in multiple sizes and styles. Trust me, you can never have too many tote bags.

Opt For Products That Last

While sometimes it can be tempting to select the cheapest option for your handout products, the old adage, "You get what you pay for", will oftentimes hold true. HealthMerch always recommends selecting sturdy products that will have longevity in your community. This also will ensure that your brand and message is receiving as many impressions and eyeballs as possible! It's a win-win for the environment and your project!

Eco-Friendly Outreach Products like glass, cotton, or bamboo are great alternatives for a healthier community and environment. Shop now at HealthMerch.com.