ORDER! – From UK Parliament Shop

Six months ago the UK Parliament shop contacted us in search of some eco-friendly promotional gifts. With environmental awareness at an all-time high, they voted in favour of a gift shop that reflected the people’s concerns on issues such as plastic pollution.

After hearing about our environmental manifesto and our pledge to offer the people quality eco promotional products, they elected us to supply them with new eco-friendly gifts for their Parliament shop.

This eco-electoral campaign included an outstanding cabinet of products that secured the vote with an unprecedented amount of ayes to the right. This cabinet comprised of the following MPs (Memorable Products).

1. Reusable Branded Beeswax Food Wraps

Cling film has been used for decades to help cover and preserve foods. The problem with this wrap is that it is made out of a plastic that can’t be recycled, meaning it is another single-use plastic. U.K households use more than 1.2 billion metres of cling film each year which equates to 745,000 miles, or enough to wrap around the circumference of the world 30 times!

One of the few alternatives to cling film are Beeswax Food Wraps, reusable these last for around 12 months and are 100% compostable at the end of their life. Made from 100% cotton and coated in beeswax, pine resin and Jojoba oil, these honorable eco-wraps are fully customisable, meaning they can be used for printing bold and full colour artwork on both the wrap and card packaging. Rumour has it they are creating quite the buzz in the parliament shop.

parliament shop beeswax wraps

2. Reusable Cutlery

Another contributor to our plastic pollution problem is our reliance on disposable, single-use cutlery. Over the years we’ve become addicted to plastic forks and knives accompanying our meal deal lunches and there’s now an average of 138 pieces of food and drink-related waste found on every 100 metres of UK beaches. The E.U is beginning to phase out such single-use plastics across it’s member states in an attempt to tackle this issue.

Our reusable cutlery consists of a knife, fork and spoon that can be engraved with your logo. These are supplied in a convenient carry case that comes printed with your logo. We think these cutlery kits look great with the parliament shop logo on.

3. Reusable Straws

We’ve written extensively on why plastic straws suck for the planet and how branded metal straws help save our planet from excess plastic pollution. So, we naturally suggested it as an item the UK Parliament shop may want to offer to their visitors. The UK currently disposes of 4.4 billion plastic straws every year and with each of these straws taking hundreds of years to break down. Being light weight and hollow they often find their way into our oceans and it’s become a massive environmental concern with plastic straws being found in turtles nostrils and in birds stomachs.

Our reusable straw kit comes with two metal straws that can be engraved with your logo. Additionally a handy straw cleaning brush and carry pouch are also provided, with the carry pouch supplied with your logo printed on it.

parliament shop reusable metal straws

4. Reusable Drinkware

The single-use plastic bottle is perhaps the product that symbolises the plastic pollution endemic the most. With the average person in the UK going through 150 single-use plastic bottles each year, there really is a lot of people who haven’t yet made the switch to a reusable bottle. Being such a symbolic and yet everyday item made it an ideal suggestion for the UK Parliament shop to stock.

From our wide range of reusable drinkware they loved our Pure Pantone Matched Glass Bottles and our Pantone Glass Coffee Cup. Both of these reusable drinkware items have been matched to their brand colours and feature the UK Parliament shop logo printed on them. Durable and long lasting, they make a great gift or momento of your visit whilst encouraging the user to reuse their drinkware.

If you’ve been inspired by Parliament’s choice of branded merchandise then you can get your own logo printed eco-promotional products by getting in touch with us on 01753 491470 or by sending us an email to sales@brandelity.com. To view our full range of eco-friendly merchandise click the button below.