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Top 6 Eco-Friendly Promotional Journals

Published: 2021-09-28 Author: Lisa Horn

Even in our digital age, there are still times when handwriting is preferable to texting or typing. Whether it’s for grocery lists, refrigerator reminders, office to-dos or maybe even the occasional love letter, longhand often takes the cake for personality and personalization. And when it comes to learning, studies prove that handwriting notes far exceeds typing a transcription every time. 

Here are several eco-friendly promotional journals that you’ll love not only because of how they’re sustainably manufactured but also because they look incredible when branded with your logo.

Eco Stowaway Sticky Jotter With Pen

The Eco Stowaway Sticky Jotter With Pen is a perfect accompaniment for employee onboarding programs, sales meeting support materials and education conference swag bags because it includes a notebook, pen and sticky notes all in one convenient product. 

It features a recycled cardboard cover made from 65% recycled materials (part pre-consumer and part post-consumer) along with a 3" x 4" white perforated 80-sheet pad made from 20% pre-consumer recycled material. The mini paper barrel ballpoint pen is nestled in a special die-cut slot so it won't fall out, and the five assorted neon sticky page flags are conveniently housed on the inside front cover. A tuck-in flap closure keeps everything in place during transport. Choose from blue, red, natural or white. 

Loving the all-in-one Eco Stowaway Sticky Jotter With Pen set? Get all the details and place your order by contacting us here.

FSC Bamboo Bound Journal Set

Bamboo is a powerhouse sustainable material. Growing several feet in 24 hours, it is highly renewable, requires no pesticides and needs 30% less water to grow. Plus, it’s 100% biodegradable. 

Beyond being sustainable, bamboo is beautiful and easily elevates the quality and appearance of any promotional product. This FSC Bamboo Bound Journal Set is a prime example. 

This eco-friendly promotional journal features a unique FSC-certified bamboo cover with recycled leather accent and thread-sewn book binding—plus a bamboo quick-dry gel ballpoint stylus. Additionally, it includes 80 sheets of recycled, white lined paper as well as an elastic closure, ribbon page marker and pen loop. 

If you’ve been looking for the ultimate journal while being a good steward for the planet, you found it. Contact us here to see it for yourself. 

And if you’d like to combine several bamboo products together for a more robust gift, check out this Top Eco-Friendly Bamboo Promotional Items post for additional ideas.

Reclaim Recycled Bound Notebook


Made of post-consumer recycled fabrics, the Reclaim Recycled Bound Notebook features a rPET cover with recycled leather front pocket (for storing documents, smartphone, etc.) a back document pocket and 80 sheets of recycled paper inside. Customize it via transfer or deboss (shown and our favorite because it’s so classy). 

In total, the notebook contains 85% of recycled material. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of this product will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet. 

If you have a sophisticated brand, check out this chic eco-friendly promotional notebook by contacting us here.

ApPeel Pico Saddlestitched Journal

The organic ApPeel® Pico Saddlestitched Journal is remarkable because it’s eco- and animal-friendly, sustainable and all natural. How? The cover and paper are made from apple pulp and other vegetable fibers that are ground and emulsified into an organic material. 

Measuring 3 11/16" x 5 5/8", the journal contains 64 lined pages, a back pocket flap and saddle stitching with matching thread color. But that’s not all; there are tons of additional customization options. Add your logo via foil stamp, create a bellyband wrap or include tip-ins for corporate letters, personalized calendars, meeting agendas or product/service information. 

See why ApPeel Pico Saddlestitched Journal the perfect eco-friendly promotional journal for your next campaign by contacting us here.

Budget Mini Recycled Notebook

Made of 70% pre-consumer recycled materials and 30% post-consumer recycled materials, the Mini Budget Recycled Notebook is an eco-friendly answer to digital overload. The lightweight cardboard cover serves as both a mini billboard for your logo as well as a sturdy surface protecting the contents from spills or mishaps. 

The inside is filled with 30 lined sheets of paper, and its small size (2 7/8” x 5”) makes it especially attractive for direct mail campaigns. Since it’s very reasonably priced at $1.00 or less, it fits in everyone’s budget—as well their back pockets—without cramming. 

Want to get more bang for your buck while still being eco-friendly? Order this powerhouse branding tool by contacting us here.

Eco Stone Notebook With Pen

Here’s a solid eco-friendly product for your next campaign. The Eco Stone Notebook features a recycled craft paper cover and 70 sheets of lined stone paper, which is waterproof and features a superior smooth writing experience. There’s a black elastic pen loop and color-matching ballpoint pen with black ink cartridge so you’re never at a loss for a writing instrument to jot down a quick note. 

Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales from this product will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet. 

Get all the details—and purchase these eco-friendly promotional journals—by contacting us here.

Making A Sustainable Statement With Eco-Friendly Promotional Journals

Because of their size, eco-friendly promotional journals make great giveaways or support materials for trade shows, education seminars, sales conferences and other corporate events where attendees need to take notes. You can also add them to gift baskets for new employee onboarding programs, or use them as leave-behind thank-you gifts for customer sales calls. 

They also make great promotional gifts for college students who have found that taking notes by hand is more effective for learning. And since eco-friendly promotional journals tend to be compact, you can easily create a “lumpy” direct mail campaign without breaking the bank on postage costs. 

Here’s another incentive for adding eco-friendly promotional journals to your lineup: 42% of people on average have a more favorable opinion of an advertiser if the promotional product they received was environmentally friendly? Yep, it’s true. Check out the facts here. This jumps to 49% if recipients are female and more than 57% if they are ages 18-34. 

Start writing the next chapter of your marketing playbook with eco-friendly promotional journals. Love one of the featured items? Great, let’s tailor one to your exact needs. Want to see more options? We have a ton of ideas we can’t wait to share. Tap into our concierge service; we can find the perfect product for your marketing goals. 

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