In recent years, the use of reusable or paper straws has spiked in the U.S. thanks to companies like Disney® – who conscientiously discontinued offering plastic straws to visitors in their theme parks – and retail outlets like coffee giant, Starbucks® who have been moving toward using only paper straws in their iced beverages. The younger generation even went through a phase of “Save the turtles, don’t use plastic straws” which began in 2018, due to an onslaught of educational materials and viral videos sharing the impact of plastic materials on the environment.
Because of this growing age of environmentalism, consumers have jumped on the bandwagon and are looking for alternatives to plastic straws. And it’s easy to see why as bamboo or metal straws are easily portable and give the consumer a good feeling about caring for the environment.
When it comes to marrying a company’s desire to be more eco-friendly with creative branding opportunities, metal and paper straws are a great way to show your customers that you care about environmental issues. The great news is that this is also an excellent way to create loyal customers, as a 2020 consumer study showed that in the U.S. 46% of consumers will have a better opinion of your company if you provide them with an eco-friendly promo item vs. a standard logoed item.
Today, there are many options for anyone looking to show customers that they care about the environment. Here are a few of our best-sellers:
10 Pack Biodegradable Paper Straws in Paper Box
Available in 6 different colors. Item # VRN-288-STRAW102
2-Pack Park Avenue Stainless Straw Kit with Cotton Pouch
Straws available in gold, rose gold or rainbow
Item # VRN-255-52122
Bamboo straw with laser engraved logo
Item # VRN-169-STRAW-BAMD-976065698
Check out all our eco-friendly items at www.vernonpromotions.com.