Making Promotional Merchandise a Little Greener

Tree-Positive Custom Branded Merchandise

It really doesn’t have to be said, but trees are important…

Whether it’s carbon extraction, oxygen production, soil stabilisation, food creation, or habitation, trees are vital to supporting our ecosystem, and a good reason to observe and celebrate #NationalTreeWeek.

Celebrating its 50th year, National Tree Week is the UK’s largest annual tree celebration. Each year, the country’s conservation sector, volunteer groups and tree-lovers come together to mark the start of the tree planting season.

But you don’t have to be hugging trees to help support them. In fact, you can do it with your next promotional merchandise order. At Sycal, we plant 10 trees for every single order placed valued at £750 or higher. With help from Ecologi, we’ve planted over 19,000 trees across Mozambique, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Argentina.

Working alongside numerous trusted climate projects such as Eden Reforestation ProjectsTrees for the Future, and Verified Carbon Standard, Ecologi has become the benchmark for reforestation and we’re proud to be a member. The workers who plant these trees are provided with fair wages designed to help boost the socioeconomic in impoverished villages.

FSC Certified Promotional Merchandise

At Sycal, we recognise the indispensable role of paper in your daily operations. So why not choose paper from sustainable and certified sources?

Select from our extensive range of custom-branded promotional products manufactured from FSC-certified paper sources. FSC certification ensures that the paper you use has been responsibly sourced from sustainable forests.

Additionally, we can provide products classified as FSC Recycled, crafted from post-consumer recycled paper materials, meaning no trees were cut down to create them. Ideal for eco-focused organizations.

Custom Branded Paper Products… but not from trees

It might sound odd, but not all of our paper products come from trees. In fact, we offer a range of custom branded paper promotions that come from rocks!

Stone paper is more eco-friendly and sustainable than recycled paper. Not only is stone paper planet-friendly but it makes a waterproof, tear-proof and smoother higher quality product.

Made from calcium carbonate, a stone paper notebook uses less water and fewer chemicals to produce than standard or even recycled paper, with a silky and smoother texture.

Another alternative to traditional paper is paper made from recycled natural waste products! Proven to be a versatile material, waste products such as coffee grounds, grass clippings, and even discarded apple cores are used in the production of these eco-friendly notebooks.

We offer a range of notebooks made from a variety of materials. For example, the Fabia Crush notebook is made in Italy from unused olives and coffee, while the Organic Waste notebook can be manufactured from nuts, tomatoes, flowers, and even onions. The beauty of these notebooks lies in the fact that they gain their colours from the waste they’re made from.

The personalisation of these products isn’t limited by the materials; we still provide embossing, foil block, and printed options to promote your brand.

For more information about eco-conscious promotional merchandise, speak to a member of our team today. Call us on 01234 841741 or email us at, we’re happy to help.