The need for corporate environmental responsibility
Many people and businesses are becoming more conscious of their impact on the environment. New energy sources, recycling initiatives and manufacturing processes
are all helping towards reducing our impact on the environment. However, some of the new ‘Eco-Friendly’ products that we are starting to see come to market may
not be as environmentally friendly as the manufacturers would have you believe.
Have you been bamboozled by Bamboo?
A product that we have seen increasing demand for is Bamboo Lanyards. Bamboo Lanyards are a relatively new product that claims to be more environmentally friendly
than their polyester counterparts. Yes, bamboo lanyards are made from a natural sustainable plant source, however the chemical process that occurs to transform
the bamboo into a useable fabric diminishes it’s eco-friendly status considerably. Another claim of the bamboo lanyard is that it is biodegradable.
The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has announced that the bamboo material takes too long to break down after disposal and therefore cannot be classed as biodegradable.
Add to this the CO2 emissions required to produce and transport the bamboo lanyards from China to the UK and realistically, they cannot claim to be ‘Eco-friendly’.
Choose an Eco-Friendly supplier
WePrintLanyards® are a UK manufacturer of recycled lanyards & wristbands based in the
East Midlands. Our lanyards & wristbands are produced using a recycled PET fabric as standard. This fabric is
made from recycled plastic bottles that would have otherwise entered the many landfill sites around the world.
We purchase our recycled PET in such large quantities that we use sea freight in order to get it to the UK.
Sea Freight is a much more eco-friendly method of transport per kilo of cargo than air freight.
Many lanyard suppliers in the UK are in fact traders, and do not print or manufacture the lanyards themselves.
This means that as soon as they receive the order from you as a customer, they send the artwork to a factory in
China who produce the lanyards and then ship the finished product to your trader in the UK by air freight. The
trader then despatches the lanyards to you (the customer). As you can see from our info-graph, this whole process
actually generates 2.5 times (4.2kg) more CO2 per kilo of lanyards than if you were to order them directly from
Our recycled fabric, lower CO2 emissions coupled with UK employment standards mean that our printed lanyards
are much better for the environment, much better for the local job market and much better for the UK economy
as a whole.
By purchasing your printed lanyards from WePrintLanyards®
||You will receive high quality products.
||Delivery in as little as 3 days.
||No minimum order quantities.
||Simple communication with no language barriers.
||Excellent 5* service as all stages of your order.
||61% less CO2 will be used in their production.
||No customs issues or import duty.
||No nasty exchange rate surprises.