How to Pick Eco-Friendly Promotional Pens

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A successful business means promoting it like a boss, but let's not forget about the environment while we're at it. That's why eco-friendly promotional pens are the way to go for your next campaign. Here are some tips to help you pick the right one that won't make nature cringe.

Key Takeaways

  • Look for recycled or renewable materials and natural ink refills when selecting an eco-friendly pen.
  • Do some digging on the manufacturer and check if they're into sustainability practices.
  • Add some pizzazz with catchy slogans or engraved logos so people will remember your brand and reuse those pens!

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Things To Consider When Picking An Eco-Friendly Pen

Consider Recycled Materials

Choose writing instruments made from recycled plastic or paper because that reduces production's impact on the environment. Plus, pencil sharpeners work wonders on these pens even after they run out of ink!

Choose Reusable Pens

Go for reusable options like water bottles or mugs instead of disposable ones. These can help reduce plastic waste, promote healthy hydration habits among your staff and clients, and seem pretty darn stylish too! Mugs with detachable lids also come in handy as they can replace single-use items that eventually end up in landfills.

Opt For Natural Ink Refills

Stick to natural ingredients-based ink cartridges rather than synthetic chemicals when choosing refills for your green pen. This ensures less harm during disposal (and hey, we might be able to compost 'em too!). Some companies offer refillable cartridges created with natural dyes - they claim bold colours without damaging Mother Earth.

Look For Renewable Materials

Eco-conscious businesses should look towards bamboo or cork-made promotional pens instead of conventional plastics/metal choices. Bamboo is excellent due to its durability & lightweight material - perfect for long-lasting promotions/giveaways! Cork has incredible insulation properties, plus using those two types of materials lower carbon footprints.

Research The Manufacturer

Don't just pick any pen! Research the manufacturer for their commitment to sustainability using areas like material choices, certification proofing (like FSC & Rainforest Alliance), and other environment protection practices. We're all trying to do our part in a greener world.

Think About End Of Life Disposal

After you've conquered the recycled materials bit, think about how easy it is to dispose of them after use - can they be easily recycled? Go for refillable cartridges or pens with paper/cardboard made body over metal/plastic disposables that will eventually end up in landfill sites after only one use.

Get Creative With Personalisation

Spruce things up by adding slogans or catchphrases printed on your green promotional pen. Make sure each product has its own unique message depending on campaigns/events; even engraving personalised logos make people keep these pens longer - boom! More sustainable!


By implementing these tips, you'll kill two birds with one stone: promote your business successfully while contributing positively towards nature! So go ahead mate, pick an eco-friendly promotional pen that's perfect for your brand, and do it the Aussie way! Make a positive impact by choosing materials that have low carbon footprints, practical uses or easy to dispose of. Your clients will admire not only your business but also how you're helping improve sustainability practices.

And lastly, don't forget to add a personal touch to make each pen special—make it catchy, quirky, engraved; whatever floats your boat! Just remember that by following these tips straight from down under & taking action towards sustainable efforts can make our world a cleaner and greener place.


Author Profile: David De Mulder

David De Mulder

David is a sales manager at Cubic Promote with over 13 years of experience in the promotional product industry. David is the resident expert on promotional pens, corporate gift packs, and promotional product distribution across multiple departments. Visit him on LinkedIn or email him at


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