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Our Eco-Friendly Sports Bottle

activ-R eco-friendly water bottle

You may have read our previous blog post on the importance of eco-friendly corporate merchandise, where we explained the importance of changing to eco-friendly merchandise, and our environmentally friendly range here at i4c Publicity. 

In this blog post we will delve deeper into our Eco-friendly sports bottles and how they are a better alternative to other plastic options. 

Plastic Water Bottle History

Water bottles are something that most of use day to day, not only for outdoor or gym exercises, but if you work in an office then you probably have a water bottle to drink. 

However, the majority of water bottles that are available on the market are currently made out of plastic, that although can be recycled, a large amount of it still ends up in landfills. 

An Eco-Friendly Alternative

Our Activ-R water bottle is made from Sugar Cane Ethanol. This is a sustainable product that has zero impact on the Amazon rainforest and food chain, and the Ethanol also reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% compared to conventional fuels – further helping to make a more sustainable world. 

The bottle can also be recycled at the end of its life through normal channels, to be remade into something else. This means that you can use your water bottle without the fear that it is damaging the environment and the world that we live in. 

If you would like to find out more information on our eco-friendly products, then please contact our friendly team now. 

Eco-Friendly Promotional Products – Including our Range

Eco Friendly bag, bottle, pen and notebook

With the governments levy of 25p on disposable cups, it’s the perfect time to think about your impact on the environment as a business. 

Eco-friendly products are a great way to do this, as well as helping your marketing campaigns. These products are a great way to promote environmental awareness and preventing single use plastic waste. 

i4c Eco-Friendly Product Range 

We want to demonstrate our commitment to sustainability and the environment, and our eco-friendly product range is full of environmentally friendly promotional products that can be customised for your brand. 

Eco Friendly bag, bottle, pen and notebook

See some of our products below… 

Branded Water Bottles 

A great alternative to plastic water bottles, these Eco-Friendly water bottles are reusable. These ACTIV-R water bottles are made from sustainably sourced sugar cane ethanol, meaning that they are fully recyclable, and in fact leave a negative carbon footprint. Perfect for brand events, and even encouraging your own team to cut down on single use plastic. 

Eco Ballpoint Pen 

Made using biodegradable plastic, these best-selling retractable ball pens are made from 95% recycled plastic – helping to reduce the use of landfills. The large print area on the barrel makes it perfect for an environmentally-minded campaign. 

Jute Bag 

Multi-purpose Jute Bags made using sustainable jute fabric, with degradable plastic lining. These bags are 100% biodegradable and are extremely strong, making it the perfect option for a sustainable shopping bag. They also offer a large surface area to get your logo printed on. 

Wire-bound Notebook 

A5 recycled wiro bound notepad, a great size for using on the go and ideal to fit in a handbag. 


Eco-friendly products can be used to promote environmental awareness or for fundraising events. If you want to contribute to global conservation then switch to eco-friendly promotional merchandise now. Contact us for more information or to get a quote. 

How Presenting Staff with Reward Badges Can Affect Your Business

Having reward schemes in place in your business is a great way to say thank you and show that you value your staff members, which can also increase staff retention and motivation. Here’s how using Reward Badges can positively impact your business.

Using Reward Badges to Thank Staff  

Badges are a meaningful symbol of your appreciation to your team’s loyalty and dedication, with more companies taking on this idea. You may have seen that big retailers such as Costa and Starbucks are now jumping on board with reward badges, helping to motivate employees.

There are many awards that employers and managers can give to their staff, with award of service being one of them. This recognises long standing dedication to the job, and presents an opportunity to an employer to thank someone for their service and contribution over time to the company.

A creative way of doing this is having different badges for each band of service, for example a different colour or material for 10, 20 or 50 years of service. This could include the design of your badges, or the plating.  

Of course, reward badges don’t just need to be for length of service. You can also use badges to celebrate a milestone of commend your team member on a job well done.

How Reward Badges Impact Company Culture

Customised Service Award Badges can be a valuable component of your employee recognition and motivation efforts and can help your company to instill pride among workers. This can also contribute to positive company culture. Reward badges reach all of your staff, regardless of role or responsibility in the company.

You could even present a service award badge at a special event, thoroughly helping to motivate your team members and instill pride with your employees.

Make the experience even more special by awarding service badges in customised presentation boxes, which could match the colour or design of your badges.

How Reward Badges Increase Brand Reputation

Rewarding your staff can also raise your business reputation among customers, which you can also use in your marketing efforts. When awarding your staff with awards, always ensure you post this to your Social Media platforms to leverage the opportunity to build your brand awareness.

Acknowledging workers for their service and contribution to your company is an effective way to retain your team, as well as aiding your marketing strategy and increasing brand reputation. If you feel that Award Badges would be useful in your business, contact us for more information and design ideas.

Thank You and Merry Christmas from i4c Publicity

As 2018 draw to a close and Christmas is upon us, we would like to thank all of our new and existing customers for your continued support and business in 2018.

2018 has been a busy year for us at i4c Publicity, working with lots of different sectors and industries. We have been working with more schools than ever, who have been ordering bespoke award badges – a product which has been really big this year.

We have also been working on high quality ties with matching scarves for our corporate clients, as well as name badges that have projected their brand in a professional and elegant manner.

With sports seasons approaching, we have been working closely with rugby, football, cricket and golf clubs to create classic club ties.

Along with this, we have increased our product ranges for our charity clients, we are now supplying personalised candles and fully branded counter top displays. These products go nicely with our always popular charity pin badges.

Of course, we have also been busy designing and creating our core products for clients, including custom pin badges, key chains, medals, lanyards, wristbands, bespoke ties and scarves, we have also supplied sports bottles, mugs, umbrellas, pens, notebooks, bags and much more from our promotional range, at discounted prices.

2018 has been a big year for us, and we encourage you to look out for our new products that will be launching on our website from 2019.

i4c Publicity would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year.


Please note: i4c Publicity is closed from Monday 24th December, and will reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

With the Chinese New Year nearly upon us, our factory will be closed from 28th January to 8th February 2019, therefore please place your orders in good time to avoid any delays.

During this time we will be trading to normal business hours throughout this time therefore are happy to help with any of your requirements.