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Top 5 Eco-Friendly Promotional Bags

Published: 2021-01-19 Author: Lisa Horn

While single-use plastic bags were a rare novelty in 1970, more than one trillion are produced annually today. After they'd been found from Mount Everest to the polar ice caps and everywhere in between, it's no surprise that environmental groups and concerned citizens began looking for alternatives. 

Since California first banned single-use plastic bags in 2014, many other states and countries around the world followed suit. This opened up a market for reusable tote bags, which are perfect for advertisers because promotional bags are kept an average of 11 months and generate 3,300 impressions throughout their lifetime. Additionally, consumers are 50% more likely to do business with the advertiser that gave them the promotional bag. 

Using bags that are made with environmental stewardship in mind is a no-brainer. When you think of eco-friendly promotional bags, you probably visualize the natural cotton shopping bags. While these are great for many applications, sometimes you need more sophisticated eco-friendly promotional bags that are made from sustainable materials. Check out these options; you—and your customers—will love them.

Parkland Westport 15" Computer Backpack

The Parkland Westport is a backpack designed with style and sustainability in mind. Made with 100% recycled water bottles, the Westport's top loading main compartment makes it easy to pack. Its high-volume design easily fits a laptop, gym gear and basically anything else life throws at you. 

It's practical…and practically perfect. Contact us to get all the details so you can see for yourself.

Reclaim Two-Tone Recycled Zippered Tote

Made from rPET material, the Reclaim Two-Tone Recycled Zippered Tote features a front slash pocket, a zippered main compartment and an 11” handle drop. Your logo is showcased on the front panel via silkscreen or transfer for maximum visibility. 

Want a promotional campaign that's fashion-forward and functional? Get all the details on this eco-friendly tote by contacting us here.

Split Recycled Cotton Collection

The Split Recycled Cotton Collection features a drawstring bag, a convention tote and a three-piece travel set—all made from cotton and pre-consumer cotton in a trendy color-block design.

As the name suggests, the drawstring bag has a drawstring closure and is sized 14" x 16.5" x 14." It makes an ideal packaging piece for an employee onboarding kit, as it can hold a t-shirt, mug, notebook, etc.T

he convention tote has an open main compartment and is sized 15" x 16.5" x 15." In addition to in-person events, use it for gift-with-purchase in retail stores.

This three-piece travel pouch set is perfect for keeping organized. These versatile pieces can hold toiletries, electronic cables, small articles of clothing, marketing collateral and so much more. The large pouch is 18" x 14," the medium pouch is 15" x 12" and the small pouch is 10" x 8.5."

Get all the details on the Split recycled cotton drawstring bag, the convention tote and the three-piece travel pouch set by contacting us here.

Parkland Vintage 13" Computer Backpack

The Parkland Vintage Computer Backpack is designed with style and sustainability in mind, as the exterior fabric is made from 100% recycled water bottles. The interior combines the functionality of a traditional school bag with a simple, clean design that includes a discrete water bottle pocket and 13” laptop sleeve. 

Want the vintage vibe while being sustainable with your next promo? Contact us here to order the Parkland.

Cotton Twill Recycled Grocery Tote

No list about eco-friendly promotional bags would be complete without a grocery shopping tote, and the five-ounce Cotton Twill Recycled Grocery Tote will become your absolute go-to reusable bag on grocery day. 

Manufactured from pre-consumer waste generated by factories during the fabric cutting process, it is available in three on-trend colors—blue, dark green and natural—and comes with a sturdy covered bottom board. With a generous size of 6" x 13" x 11", you'll easily be able to transport all the edibles and anything else that jumps in the shopping cart. 

Don't let any promotional opportunity pass you by. Get this must-have eco-friendly grocery tote by contacting us here.

Creating Eco-Friendly Promotional Campaigns Is In The Bag

Did you know that on average, 42% of people have a more favorable opinion of an advertiser if the promotional product they received was environmentally friendly? This jumps to 49% if recipients are female and more than 57% if they are ages 18-34. Talk about a smart investment! 

Need more incentive to add eco-friendly promotional bags to your marketing arsenal? Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of the three eco-friendly promotional bags shown above will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet. Sounds good, right? 

So how can you use these eco-friendly promotional bags to build your brand? Some ideas: 

Want to welcome new employees through an onboarding program or thank customers for their business? These eco-friendly promotional bags make perfect gifts because of their high-perceived value. 

Need high-quality, retail-inspired items for sales incentive programs or company stores? Eco-friendly promotional bags like the ones featured are highly desirable because most people don't buy these kinds of bags for themselves but they L.O.V.E. receiving them. 

Hosting a corporate sales meeting or sponsoring an education seminar, symposium or conference—virtual or in-person? Eco-friendly promotional bags make terrific event gifts on their own or use them to package any number of items attendees will need. 

What are you waiting for? You next promotional marketing campaign can literally be in the bag. Tap into our concierge service and we can design a promotion around one of these or any of the other eco-friendly promotional bags available that align with your brand style, message and budget. 

Contact us at or book an appointment at for a quick 10-minute chat, 20-minute new product call or 30-minute brainstorming session to get started today.