A great way for businesses to show that they have a commitment to the environment is to start using environmentally friendly promotional pens. In recent years, recycled pens have come a long way and now they are regarded as just as good as their non-recycled counterparts.
While this might not be a measure that saves the world it does show to your clients that you care about the environment and this is something that is growing more popular in the modern marketplace.
Unfortunately, some pens in the market are not quite as green as you might think. For example there is a pen made by the manufacturer Bic which is called an environmentally friendly pen, however in reality less than 40% of its components are recycled. There are other pens on the market that can contain a poor proportion of recycled ingredients and in reality very few of them are 100% recycled.
About as good as you are going to get is the Senator Super Hit Eco Ballpen which is made from an incredible 95% recycled materials. Other pens in the market have been partially made from bizarre materials that you wouldn’t think were usually recyclable.
These include one made from vegetables and flowers, the best thing about these pens is that when you are done with them you can simply put them on the compost heap as they will naturally decompose
One problem with having biologically friendly pens is that it is possible they will decompose if taken out the box and not used. Some people have reported clients phoning to say that the box of pens they were given has started to rot.
A very popular option for pens is to use ones that are made out of wood, in addition to being environmentally friendly these are often a very attractive option although they might come at a higher price than their plastic counterparts. If possible, try to make sure that the wooden pens you use are made from wood that has been harvested from a sustainable forest.
It is also important to find out where the pens were manufactured as the closer they are to your place of business the more environmentally friendly their shipping is going to be. If you find one made in China for a cheaper price please remember that the environmental consequence of bringing these pens to the UK will be much more significant than if you bought them from a UK manufacturer.