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Recyclable - A designation for products or materials that are capable of being recovered from, or otherwise diverted from waste streams for recycling.
Made In USA
Made In USA - As a company, we try and provide as many eco products as we can that are manufactured in the USA. This is for a smaller carbon footprint, support our local economy, support local employment and know there are at least minimum wage requirement.
Reusable – This alone will never be something we vet as an eco product. It must have another environmental/social attribute. Reusable means that it is not meant for single or short term use. You can use it over and over for its original purpose.
Organic - Organic cotton is grown in certified pesticide-free and herbicide-free soil, using organic farming methods, which produce healthier fabrics, preserve the quality of our water and prevent toxins from entering the human food chain in the form of cottonseed and other bypro
Energy Efficient - Products and systems that use less energy to perform as well or better than standard products. For our purposes, most products that are solar powered are considered “energy efficient”.
Biodegradable - Is a term applied to products that have the ability to break down safely and relatively quickly by biological means into raw materials, which can be absorbed into the ecosystem. For example wood and bamboo are biodegradable, while plastics are definitely not.
Compostable - When put in a municipal compost, this item will decay into organic matter to be used, for example, as compost material. Composting is a form of recycling because it turns into a usable product.
Recycled - Product is made up of content that is either post industrial (pre-consumer) or post consumer recycled materials. We generally try to stay at 20% or higher when vetting and use this along with other attributes as well.
Social Compliance – When you see our mark for social compliance, it means our product or supplier has successfully been verified by a third-party certification or compliancy audit for environmental and social issues.
Renewable Resource - is a natural resource that renews itself. We only say “renewable resource” if it’s done somewhat rapidly. To us a tree is not a rapidly renewable resource. It takes many years for a tree to mature.
Double Donation - Eco Promotional Products plants a tree through Trees for the Future with every order. When an order is placed for certain products, an additional donation is made to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.
Prop 65 Compliant
Prop 65 Compliant - In order for a product to be sold in California without a Prop 65 warning, the product has to go through strict testing measures to make sure it does not contain any of the more than 1,000 naturally occurring and synthetic chemicals on California’s Prop 65 lis
Tree Seedling Donation
Through Trees for the Future, we will donate a tree seedling on behalf of your organization. Your donation is contributing towards a food forest in Senegal and teaches a life skill while providing food for an underserved community