For a lot of custom lanyard customers, the most important aspect of their order is getting the design just right. Considering the fact that these products often have to stand out for all the right reasons on the trade show floor, it makes sense to focus on that particular element. However, for other customers, the question of what happens to the lanyard after the event is also important. In those instances,
As sustainability becomes more of a focus in our world, the importance for an environmentally friendly lanyard has become equally important. Luckily, we have the perfect option. Our biodegradable lanyards are 100% green, and made from durable materials. Now, you can choose a lanyard option that won’t break the bank, and won’t sit in a landfill for the next 200 years.
Eco-friendly lanyards can be created in a number of different ways. One of the popular materials for creating these kinds of lanyards is recycled PET. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a highly recyclable product found in plastic. When a plastic bottle, for example, is recycled, it’s put through a process that changes its composition until only the PET is left over.
This material is strong and durable and can be put to a number of different uses. While it’s commonly used to create new, sustainable plastic bottles, it’s also often turned into a fabric. This fabric made from recycled PET is stronger than natural fibers, and the creation of it doesn’t draw on natural resources.
For anyone thinking of ordering an earth friendly lanyard made out of recycled plastic, you should know that this material doesn’t take to the dying process as well as natural fibers. We can still dye your PET lanyards if you request, but please note that the color might not come out as exact as you were hoping. If you’re looking for a sustainable lanyard made out of a different material, bamboo lanyards might be your best bet.
Bamboo Lanyards Create a Different Kind of Sustainability
If you’re less worried about the sustainable practices that go into making your eco-friendly lanyards, and more interested in what happens to your lanyards after the fact, our customizable bamboo lanyards are a great option.
Bamboo lanyards are primarily created from cellulose fiber from bamboo plants. A common misconception about these bamboo fibers and other biodegradable products is that they aren’t as sturdy or resilient as products made from synthetic materials. In fact, eco lanyards are every bit as durable as their synthetic counterparts. The biodegradable materials that go into making them are just broken down in the soil faster after they’ve been discarded or buried than the others.
Eco-friendly bamboo lanyards are, ultimately, compostable lanyards. Because the cellulose fiber is biodegradable in soil by micro organisms and sunlight, these lanyards are certain not to sit in a landfill for years and years without decomposing. In fact, if you’re looking for an easy way to dispose of these lanyards on your own, feel free to add them to your own compost heap.
Different Uses for Eco-Friendly Lanyards
A lot of the high quality lanyards we produce are intended for use in a corporate environment. Anything intended to be worn as a part of a work uniform often is created in order to help an employee carry their ID card with them at all times. To those ends, we offer a number of different top load badge holders, all in their own unique shape and size to meet any needs.
Taking care of the environment is everyone’s responsibility. For that reason, eco-friendly lanyards are great for any and every use you can imagine. However, for some of our customers, the best use for a custom order of biodegradable lanyards is single-use events.
This isn’t to say that earth friendly lanyards won’t last as long as our other lanyard types when properly cared for. It’s just that the customers most likely to order these lanyards are more concerned with what will happen to them when they’re discarded.
Along those lines, we’ve found these lanyards are perfect for people looking for something to be used for a specific event like a trade show or a music festival. Given the likelihood that the people who get the lanyards at these events will dispose of them immediately after, it’s easier to rest comfortably knowing that the lanyards themselves won’t have a major environmental impact.
School lanyards are also prime for being made through more sustainable practices. Because these lanyards tend to be changed for each new school year, they carry the same concerns as lanyards for single-use events. Get a sustainable lanyard for your next school lanyard order and use them to teach your students about recycling or composting when the year draws to a close.
Order Your Earth Friendly Lanyards Today
Please note that for sustainable lanyard orders, the minimum order quantity is 1,000 instead of 100 like all other lanyard types. This is because the materials used to create these lanyards is actually more expensive at smaller quantities. Don’t let the increased quantity scare you off, however. When stored properly, bamboo lanyards and lanyards made from recycled plastic can last for a long time without losing their vibrancy.
Give us a call or fill out an online quote request form today to get started on your own set of earth friendly lanyards. Our artists will have your first free proof of artwork ready to go in under 48 hours.
From there, suggest as many edits to the design as you need until you’re completely sure the lanyard you’re seeing is the one you want. Our turnaround time is an industry-leading 14 - 18 days, and you’ll benefit from free shipping within the U.S. Contact us today to get the lanyard you need while also helping the planet.