Holiday Stuff #3 – PET – Recycled Water Bottles for Christmas

28 Nov

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of ProformaGreen, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy. John’s posts are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.

A number of clients and readers have asked us about ideas for eco-friendly customer gifts and I wanted to write a couple of posts talking about items that have done well in the past for clients or that are new for this year and doing well so far.

I also wanted to break these articles into categories so this blog will cover PET (yes items made from recycled water bottles for the holidays). PET may be a boring material but it is being used in some neat products.

1) Eco 100% Recycled Owl Laptop Sleeve – Made from 100% post-consumer recycled material (product label affirms this claim), holding a standard 15″ laptop and with a very clean line design, these bags have been very popular as both employee and customer gifts. At about $15 including a one color imprint of your logo or message, these bags are very popular with hip eco companies and road warriors. The gift is also practical, for one thing it makes accessing your laptop at the airport a heck of a lot easier, and of course it does provide basic protection from bumps, nicks and fumbles.

2) Eco 100% Recycled Deluxe 19″ Duffel – Made from 100% post-consumer recycled material (product label inside the main compartment affirms this claim) this large 19″ duffel has a zippered main compartment, front zippered pocket, front mesh water bottle pocket and detachable, adjustable shoulder strap. This is a great client or employee gift for any gym, hotel, spa or related business. At $23 (51% 18″ duffel runs $16) including your branding, these bags have a higher perceived value than their cost. And did I mention this thing is made out of water bottles and yogurt containers? What could be a better excuse as a conversation starter around the water cooler.

3) PET Flash drives – Yes we are back to flash drives. I am sorry they are just that popular. PET body drives run about $10 for a 1GB drive with your custom logo or message. You know what I am going to say, you can load the drives with holiday music, greetings, images, etc., and of course no one ever throws out a flash drive. The PET drives work well for companies in the recycling or waste management industries, as do the drives from recycled PVC. As a consumer electronic product all drives sold by us are ROHS certified which means they are free of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants.

Please share with us and our readers any items that make your client gift list. If you want additional information on items mentioned here please contact

3 Responses to “Holiday Stuff #3 – PET – Recycled Water Bottles for Christmas”

  1. Christopher Comins November 28, 2008 at 11:52 PM #

    I am really surprise to see your promoting idea and product cost. Really great contribution.

  2. Christopher Comins November 28, 2008 at 11:52 PM #

    I am really surprise to see your promoting idea. Really great contribution.

  3. Frank January 16, 2009 at 7:33 PM #

    This site provide the good product of bags, shoes and so on. My website also provide this type of product and social networking concept.

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