Thursday, October 30, 2008

Put the Whole World In Your Hands with Recycled Glass

Every month, Americans toss out enough glass bottles and jars to fill up a giant skyscraper. All of these jars are recyclable. The energy saved from recycling one glass bottle can run a 100-watt light bulb for four hours. It also causes 20% less air pollution and 50% less water pollution than when a new bottle is made from raw materials.

A modern glass bottle would take 4000 years or more to decompose -- and even longer if it's in the landfill. Mining and transporting raw materials for glass produces about 385 pounds of waste for every ton of glass that is made. If recycled glass is substituted for half of the raw materials, the waste is cut by more than 80%.

You don't need to use virgin glass for your promotions. Among our favorites is a wonderful line of recycled glass globes produced here in Northern California. These beautiful promotional gifts let you put the whole world in your hand. Made entirely from recycled glass, with geographically accurate natural earth colored continents, you can put a small logo or message on them. They range in from marble size to small desktop sphere - or about 1/300 millionth scale models of earth.  Small things can teach big lessons. 

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bling Bling ... Affordable Solar Swag!

Looking to promote your organization's renewable energy initiatives but don't have the budget to give away a $250 solar backpack? Consider this: An inexpensive key fob using cutting edge solar technology. Talk about bling, your logo or graphic will print up to 4-color on the front and you can do a more subtle 1-color imprint on the back. The piece will blink continuously and it never needs batteries. At eco imprints we're currently offering this cool sustainable swag item on special for $1.25 plus set up, while product is in stock, minimum 500 units for this price.

We're very enthusiastic about the possibilities of using solar swag to help mainstream solar technologies. We've been busy sourcing some fresh renewable product concepts from Europe, Asia and the United States. Stay tuned here or contact us at if you want to learn how to leverage the power of the sun to fuel your marketing programs.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Solar Powered Desktop Wind Turbine

It's a breeze to promote renewable energy with these imprinted desktop solar powered wind turbines. No plugs or batteries required. Powered by solar cell mounted on base. Just add direct sunlight and watch the blades spin. Each wind turbine is imprinted with a logo in two locations — on the base and the back of the propeller area. These won't exactly lower your carbon footprint, but you can stay a little cooler and bring the green movement to any office with this fun environmental desk accessory.