Why choose bamboo promotional merchandise?

Lowering your plastic consumption with a sustainable alternative

As the United Kingdom turns its sights to a more environmentally sustainable future with a Green Industrial Revolution, the demand for eco-friendly merchandise is continuously growing.

But with so many different branded product options being advertised as RPET, sustainable, biodegradable, or recyclable, it can be difficult to see what merchandise will have the lowest environmental impact and what is simply greenwashing! So we’re here to help it become a little clearer…

Starting with BAMBOO!

Why choose bamboo?

Single use plastics still pose a great threat to our eco-system. Unable to be easily broken down or recycled, an alarming amount of plastic ends its lifecycle in our oceans, rivers, woodlands and landfills, often bleeding out harmful chemicals.

One way to reduce our over reliance on these plastics is to swap them out for more sustainable, or recyclable alternatives.

Did you know that:

  • The world produces 381 million tonnes of plastic waste annually
  • 50% of this is single use plastic, and only 9% of it gets recycled
  • On British beaches, there are 5000 pieces of plastic & 150 plastic bottles for each mile
  • 100% of baby sea turtles have traces of plastic in their stomach

Needless to say something needs to be done, and swapping to bamboo can help.


Bamboo is Sustainable

Did you know that bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet? Under the right conditions, a bamboo tree can grow by almost 3 feet in a 24 hours period, making it super sustainable if managed correctly. Because bamboo trees aren’t harvested at the root, they never need to be replanted, helping to ensure that the soil remains healthy, promoting further growth.

No pesticides or chemicals are required, and the trees take very little water to grow compared to other plants.

Compared to trees of similar masses, bamboo helps produces 35% more oxygen and research has shown that bamboo can absorb almost 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide per hectare per year.

Your next promotional merchandise order could actually help the planet.

bamboo speakers and bamboo wireless charger

Stronger than steel

Saying “stronger than steel” isn’t just a catchy marketing catchphrase, bamboo actually is. Despite being light and easy to carry, bamboo is an incredible strong and durable plant.

In South-East Asia, bamboo is often used in the construction industry as scaffolding as it has a tensile strength of 28,000 PSI, compared to steel at 23,000 PSI.

Should you be looking for branded merchandise made of bamboo, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting a robust product designed to stand the test of time.

bamboo socks, lipbalm and cup

Bamboo products are maliable

Even with their super-strength, bamboo can be processed and turned into a wide range of products that you wouldn’t expect.

From household products like loo roll and utensils. At Sycal, we offer a wide range of branded merchandise made of bamboo to ensure your next marketing campaign is environmentally conscious.

If you’re looking for fabric alternatives, bamboo can be manufactured into promotional snoods, socks, and jackets.

Should you be looking for drinkware, we can help create promotional bamboo thermal mugs.

Whether you’re in the market for bamboo power banks, lip balms, or anything in between, we’re here to help.

To find out more, call us on 01234 841741 or email us at