Nothing is worse than getting a registration bag of plastic junk at an event or from a business. Plastic pens (that often don’t even work) are a huge waste of money and a guaranteed addition to the landfill. Plus, they don’t stand out in the pile of promotional pens everyone already has in their desk. While swag can be an effective branding tool, many businesses don’t put enough thought into the impression their items give or what impact they have on the planet. The best swag or business promotional items are things people are proud to use and show off. That’s why Oregon-based Rebike is upcycling millions of bike parts (that would otherwise end up in the landfills) into interesting, useful, and unique promotional items like coasters, bottle openers, and key chains.
Rebike collects used bike parts from all over the USA and their mission is to save the planet from flimsy, take-and-toss promotional products. Their creations are durable, reusable, and the bamboo used for engraving surfaces is compostable. Everything is upcycled right at their Oregon location.
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