The Environmentally Friendly Lanyard

ByPeter Long

Recycle, reuse and renew. These are three of the words that are frequently heard when it comes to the environment. People all over the planet are taking these words seriously and the companies which produce lanyards are also taking these words to heart. They are finding new and innovative ways to make their product more environmentally friendly. One way that they are doing this is by using materials which are "green."

There are a number of fabrics that are made from crops. Cotton and bamboo are two exceptional examples of these. Cotton is a plant which has been grown and harvested for centuries. It is a renewable resource. Cotton plants are commercially grown in a number of different countries. The balls are picked from the plant, and then they are spun into yarn. Cotton can either be pure, or it can be blended with other fabrics. It is easy to wash and clean.

Bamboo is another plant that can be harvested and made into cloth. If you have never seen anything made of bamboo cloth, you will be surprised. The cloth which is made is actually soft and durable. The bamboo plant is one of the fastest growing plants on the planet which makes t ideal for commercial use. Furthermore, the plant itself is extremely resilient to all kinds of pests. This means that it can be grown commercially without the need for harsh chemicals. Once the plant is of an adequate size, it is cut down and mashed. The pulp is then processed and spun into yarn. Bamboo cloth can either be pure or can be blended with cotton or similar materials.

Satin is another fabric, which comes from silk, which is also a renewable material. Silk comes from silk worms, which are commercially farmed. Silk farming is an industry that has been around for hundreds of years.

Although lanyards last for years, there may come a time when you do have to get rid of your old ones. Lanyards that are produced using any of these three fabrics are biodegradable. One of the biggest factors concerning the environment is the amount of garbage in the landfills, fortunately lanyards will not add to this growing issue. Alternatively, you could have your old lanyard recycled as these three materials are completely recyclable as well.

When you are investigating buying custom lanyards, you might want to think about getting ones that are environmentally friendly. This is not only good for the environment, but it shows your customers that you and your company are supporting products that are "green."

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