A Pause from COVID-19: Items That REDUCE Waste

  • Mar 25, 2020

With COVID-19 keeping us away from community festivals, trash pickup days, film screenings, and other events – Reno Tahoe Promotions is bringing Earth Month directly to you!  In honor of Earth Month, we’re publishing a series of 6 blogs about sustainability, marketing, and the role you can play in protecting our planet.  This is the second blog in our 6-part Earth Day series. (Click here to read last week’s blog about litter piles, landfills, and biodegradable products)

This week, we’re focusing on sustainable gifts that your customers will use again and again – maximizing their impact.

At Reno Tahoe Promotions, we know that the average American throws away 4.51 pounds of solid waste every day.  What’s worse – much of what’s recyclable never makes it into our blue bins.  92% of our plastic, 73% of our glass, and 34% of our paper and cardboard doesn’t get recycled.

Instead, we export our waste to less developed countries that lack the resources to safely manage it.  Our waste is deposited in landfills, burned, and picked through by local peoples.  Toxic chemicals are released into our environment, our food chain, and our bodies.  To learn more about this mess, visit www.storyofplastic.org.

At Reno Tahoe Promotions, we’re environmentalists at heart – and we love to recommend high-quality products that WON’T end up in the trash.  We know that a useful promotional gift is reusable – it shares your brand again and again.

We understand that social distancing is the focus at the moment. As we rebound from this pandemic – let’s do it with lifestyle choices that are BETTER than ‘business-as-usual.’ Let’s select products that encourage reuse!


screenprinting tote

screen printing coffee tumbler


1. Tote Bags & Coffee Tumblers


Reuseable screen printed tote bags and coffee tumblers are the classic sustainable promotion.  Every use is a NO to a single-use paper or plastic product.

screen printed lunch set tahoe picnic

reusable screen printing sandwich bag

logo screwdriver set


2. Creative Reusables


Looking for something different?  Plan for summer picnics on Lake Tahoe with custom lunch kits and reusable bags. Alternatively – we love how this portable screwdriver set makes fixing on-the-go a snap, encouraging repair instead of replacement.

full color hand sanitizer keychain

plantable pin

screen printed pen


3. Keychains, Pens & Pins


When giving away small gifts at your reception desk or event table, what’s most important isn’t the item you give away – but how you do it.  Instead of automatically giving a branded keychain, pin, or pen to every new customer, offer a basket with a couple giveaway options.  When your customer chooses, they’ll pick a product that fits their lifestyle.

jeanette jax shirt

denelle the pub


4. High Quality and Design


I’ll be honest here.  I’ve received dozens of free tee shirts, and exactly two of them are a regular part of my wardrobe.  What makes these special?  The shirts are extra-soft, the designs are appealing, and the brands and events I received them from are personally significant to me. 


When you select your screen printed shirts and embroidered hats with care, you’re creating memorable branding with maximum impact. At Reno Tahoe Promotions, we know all the ins-and-outs and can offer customized recommendations that are likely to become your customer’s favorite comfy shirt.


Visit us for fun ideas www.renotahoepromotions.com 



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