ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Recycled Promotional Products For Businesses

Updated on December 8, 2009

Every business needs promoting. And how you do it is just as important as why you’re doing it.

But did you know it’s perfectly possible to promote your business via recycled textiles, recycled packaging and even recycled plastic?

More and more businesses are realising that it’s good to go green. You can put your name on all kinds of recycled textiles and recycled plastic products nowadays. Not only are they all useful items, they also give your customers a reason to remember you. And if you think recycled plastic products are second rate, think again. There are some outstanding examples of recycled stuff for promotional purposes that could be working for you.

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.

Employee friendly recycled pens, pencils and paperclips

Yes it is really possible to have all those essential office items made from recycled stuff instead of using new materials all the time.  And since you can have your business name printed onto each and every one too, you can actually give recycled stuff to your clients and employees with a clean conscience!

Just think of the advantages.  This is a great ongoing source of advertising, and since you will be making use of recycled textiles and recycled packaging you can honestly say your company is going green and helping the environment as well.  Now there is an advert to be proud of.  You can stock your business with supplies, help the environment, use recycled plastic products and promote yourself as well.

Get rid of employee stress with some stress balls and frisbees

Who doesn’t get stressed at work from time to time?  At least with some eye catching stress balls made from recycled stuff you can get rid of your anxieties without harming the planet.

Recycled stuff such as stress balls also makes a good free gift for customers and clients.  They come in all kinds of shapes and colours and you can add your business name and logo onto each one too.

Another good way to de-stress comes courtesy of a Frisbee or two.  These are made from recycled packaging, so you’ll never truly be able to throw this recycled packaging away!  The big advantage is their size – it leaves plenty of room for your company name and logo to catch everyone’s eye.


Make using that mouse easier with a promotional mouse mat made from recycled rubber

Tyres are a big problem area when it comes to rubbish.  But you can do your bit to make sure you don’t rely on new sources of rubber for your mouse mats.  Instead, make sure you buy promotional recycled rubber mouse mats.  This has to be one of the best and most practical uses of recycled stuff there is.

Recycled packaging can also be used to make new mouse mats.  Old CD cases are a good example.  And mouse mats meet the criteria of being one of the best products of the lot too, since the recycled rubber products are useful and usable in everyday life.

And when your client uses their recycled rubber mouse mat (or one made from other recycled stuff) your company name will be splashed over it too.  What better way could there be to remind them where you are and what you do?

Don’t break any more office mugs – stick to recycled plastic ones instead

Office mugs are a necessity. But don’t get new ones – get ones that are made from recycled plastic instead.

These are great because you can’t break them. They come in more than one size and you would never guess that it was possible to recycle plastic into these attractive mugs.

You can use mugs made from recycled plastic products around the office, and give them out to clients and employees. Make sure everyone knows your business opts for items made from recycled stuff and recycled plastic wherever possible. And of course your business logo will be on the mug too, to show you support the idea of recycled plastic.

How much recycled packaging and recycled plastic products are in your office?

As you can see, you could be using more. Take advantage of finding new ways to promote your business through recycled plastic and recycled textiles. Get your business name in front of lots more people thanks to the power of recycled plastic products turned into promotional items.

Why not try going green today and helping your clients and employees out at the same time?

This hub brought to you...

by Julie-Ann Amos, professional writer, and owner of international writing agency

Why not create your own HubPages? It's fun and you can make revenue from Adsense and other revenue streams on your pages. JOIN HUBPAGES NOW - SIMPLY CLICK HERE...  (or contact me to write one for you!)

This work is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this licence, visit or send a letter to CreativeCommons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California94105, USA.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Good Business Ideas 

      8 years ago

      This is a great idea, I got a pencil case the other day made out of old tires!

      So cool!

    • TINA V profile image

      TINA V 

      8 years ago

      This hub is very informative. This is also helpful not only in an office setting but as well as in our own home.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your informative hub which shows a lot of consideration.

    • ethel smith profile image

      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      Despite recycling at work we still waste far too much paper

    • Uninvited Writer profile image

      Susan Keeping 

      8 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Great information. It's always good to go green...


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)