Plastic Free July 2022

Take the challenge and see how you can promote plastic-free in July

Plastic Free July is a yearly global movement that challenges and inspires people to stop their use of single-use plastics. Live a life with less waste and become part of the solution by promoting your brand with plastic-free merchandise.

There are plenty of ways to reduce the amount of single-use plastics we use at home, in the office, and at events. Whether you’re looking to make a change yourself or want to spread the word to your customers and clients, at Sycal we have a range of products and gifts that can help with the easy switches Plastic Free July suggests.

Plastic-free promotional drinkware

An average person uses 156 single-use plastic bottles per year and only 23% of those end up being recycled. By switching your daily drinkware to a reusable option you can save around 116 plastic bottles from going to landfills every year.

Aluminium and stainless steel are one of the best options to consider when making the transition to reusable drinkware as it can be easily and endlessly recycled, in fact stainless steel is the world’s most recycled material; beating paper or glass.

Our range of branded aluminium and stainless steel bottles comes in a range of styles, colours and sizes with more branding options than plastic bottles. The best benefit is that they offer the best insulation for keeping drinks hot and cold.

The Oasis bottle comes with a powder coating that gives a high-quality texture that really compliments the rotary printing of your logo. Made from stainless steel this durable bottle will keep hot drinks warm for 12 hours and cold drinks chilled for 24 hours.

The Ashford Plus is the budget-friendly counterpart to the Oasis bottle. It offers the same shaped bottle with a 500ml capacity made with stainless steel but comes in a range of chrome colours instead of powder-coated.

Reusable merchandise ideas for daily life

You can choose promotional products that will make a positive impact to daily life. Try a more unique approach in what products you giveaway and choose items that are more practical and will be of better use to you, your clients and customers.

Avoid pre-packed vegetables and fruits while doing your weekly shop by switching to loose, package-free produce. You can pack your loose produce into our Trio RPET mesh pouches to avoid using small plastic bags. Made from recycled plastic, this handy little brandable pouch of lightweight bags is perfect for keeping your car for supermarket shops.

Ditch your cling film and aluminium foil by trying Beeswax wraps. These cloths can easily fold around a bowl, plates and certain food ideas just by using the warmth of your hand. Wipe the cloths clean and simply reuse them again and again. Each cloth is printed with your logo and makes for an ideal long-term, eco-friendly, practical promotional product.

We recently posted a blog for World Refill Day showcasing some great products that can either be reused or refilled. If you’re looking for a refillable pen, storage jars or longer-lasting lunchboxes then ensure you check out that blog for more eco-friendly and practical merchandise ideas.

Plastic bag-free day

July also marks #PlasticBagFreeDay on the 3rd, which aims to discourage the use of disposable single-use carrier bags by switching to longer-lasting, reusable bags.

The Impact Aware range has expanded, again, with a new collection of trendy bags including backpacks and coolers. Previously the Impact range featured items made from recycled plastic and cotton, now it features items made from recycled polyester.

The recycled canvas backpacks are available in 5 colours with a spacious front and back pocket. One bag saves 2506.2 litres of water from being consumed in comparison to creating the bag from virgin canvas and polyester. As with all our Aware range, 2% of proceeds will be donated to

Why not pair up a mesh bag alongside the mesh pouches for a complete shopping overhaul. The Pune organic mesh cotton tote can hold up to 10kg of weight with two handles. The cotton is GOTS certified ensuring that the raw material is produced through environmentally and socially responsible sources.

If you’re looking to find out more about products that help you take up the plastic-free challenge, speak to a member of our team today, Call us on 01234 841741 or email us at