Eco Friendly Promotional Products for National Salad Month
According to The Association for Dressings and Sauces, salad consumption is at an all-time high, with 73% of U.S. households serving salad regularly and annual lettuce sales exceeding $1 billion. There is no better time to celebrate the salad than National Salad Month in May. During the month of May enjoy tasty in seasonal produce like artichokes, asparagus, spring peas, broccoli and lettuce.
Grocery stores have made many changes over the past decade to reduce waste at salad bars. Whole Foods and Mariano’s both offer compostable containers at their salad bars. Inhabitat.com, a blog devoted to the future of design, tested the compostability of Whole Foods’ salad bar containers and the containers do break down quickly. If your store does not offer compostable or recyclable containers, bring your own reusable container and instead of using disposable cutlery, invest in a reusable utensil set. While disposable utensils are technically recyclable, many curbside recycling programs do not accept them. Instead keep a reusable utensil set in your office desk drawer, work bag or car so you’ll never have to use disposable utensils again.
Salads are a tasty way to eat the recommended number of vegetable servings every day. Washing and chopping vegetables in advance, before the start of the week, makes it less time consuming to take a salad to work or school every day. Eco containers specifically for salads will make eating a salad for lunch more enjoyable.
Products like branded “salad to go” containers and reusable utensil sets are ideal promotions for health and wellness programs, waste-free lunch campaigns or eco office sustainability initiatives. Eco Promotional Products’ BPA free salad containers are ideal for keeping salads fresh. These branded salad containers both come with separate dressing containers to keep salads crisp.
Bamboo salad hands also promote healthy eating. These eco-friendly salad hands come in set of two and make a great promotional gift to promote healthy eating, nutritional programs, restaurants and more. This high value promotional item is also good for holiday gifts. Bamboo is long lasting and also biodegradable when the product reaches the end of its useful life.
If you’re taking a salad for lunch, here’s a useful tip: put all the cut up ingredients in the bottom of your container and your greens on top. This will help keep everything crisp.