seeded stocking stuffers

Stuff Your Stockings with Seeded Sprout Pencils!

Seeded Sprout Pencils – Write with A Purpose

seeded stocking stuffers
These days, it’s more important than ever that we do our part and encourage our loved ones to take care of the Earth. We carry a lovely product called Sprout Pencils contain a water-soluble seed capsule in place of an eraser. Then, once the pencil is through, just plant the pencil into some soil, then watch it grow into flowers, herbs or vegetables.

 

Some Details

seeded sprout pencils

The pencils can be laser engraved (10cm x 0.5cm) with a custom logo or message. Customers can choose for their plantable capsule to contain vegetable, herb, or flower seeds. Also, our list of seed options is available here. We also offer colour pencils that are available with 12 different plants. Each plant has its own colour.

What’s New at Buddy Burst HQ

Firstly, our Seedsticks have made their grocery store debut! Next time you pick up a bottle of Daffy’s Gin, be sure to look for a pack of our Seedsticks™ tied around the bottle neck.

seedsticksAbove, you can see  some of the Seedsticks™ we created for the internship/work experience finder app, Young Professionals.

 

seeded paper carrier bagsFinally, our seeded paper carrier bags were used to promote the FutureScape Event. As you may know, this event is a massive landscaping show that recently took place on November 20th.

 

 

reusable water bottles from Buddy Burst

Reusable Bottles to Keep Your Beverages Warm

Trendy Reusable Bottles For Your Brand

 

reusable buddy burst water bottle
Drinking tap water from a reusable water bottle can be up to 2,000 times cheaper than buying plastic water bottles.

But, these customisable water bottles aren’t only good for cool beverages. For instance, our reusable water bottles can handle hot beverages, too. As the weather grows cooler, ditch the single-use cups and keep your tea or coffee steaming warm inside one of our eco-friendly bottles. Plus, you can use it to take beverages you make at home on the go, or give it to your barista to refill.

buddy burst water bottles

Designing a reusable bottle unique to your brand:

– Contributes to bringing an end to the wasteful plastic water bottle industry.

– Ensures high impressions of your brand’s message, as customers will likely travel with their bottle.

– Reminds customers of your company’s dedication to sustainability.

– Provides opportunity for extremely creative designs thanks to the bottle’s large surface area.  

What Else We’ve Been Up To

Oxford Investigation Service

Oxford Investigation Services Seedsticks

Continuing, corporate fraud investigators Oxford Investigation Service recently used our Seedsticks™ as giveaways at their annual fraud conference.

 

Wahaca

wahaca seedsticks

Delicioso! Our Serrano Seedsticks™ make an appearance in Wahaca’s new soft taco kit, now available at Waitrose.

A Very Merry Buddy Burst Christmas

A Happy Christmas with Buddy Burst

The Christmas season is right around the corner! So, during this year’s “season of giving”, we’re offering you a way to promote your brand! Our recommended festive giveaway will benefit both your customers, and the environment. Recently, we’ve made a load of Seedsticks shapes available for purchase. This includes everything from hamburgers to telephone to, naturally,  Christmas trees! Of course, the best part is that you can fill these fun packets with Seedsticks that will grow into little Christmas trees. Naturally, these Seedsticks are a fan favorite for the festive season!

christmas tree seedsticks

Some Details

Designed to imitate the branded matchboxes of the past, Seedsticks come 5 to a box with completely customisable packaging, measuring 77mm x 74mm. Each Seedstick can then simply be torn off, and planted into the soil.

What’s New at Buddy Burst HQ 

Green Business Award Shortlist

green business awards hammersmith and fulham

Earlier this year, we were shortlisted for the Green Business Award from the Hammersmith & Fulham Brilliant Business Awards! Additionally, we had the pleasure of attending the awards ceremony on November 7th!

Wahaca

wahaca seedsticks

To carry on, we’re delighted to continue our work with Wahaca, helping them with their rebrand by providing our Serrano Seedsticks and promoting their “#WahacaChiliGrower” hashtag on Instagram and Twitter. Read more here.

⠀Accenture’s Kidovation

accenture kidovation

Finally, we recently had the pleasure of doing repeat business with Accenture. This client used our Seedsticks to promote their Kidovation weekend and “#kidovation” Twitter hashtag.

biodegradable poncho blog

Rain Protection Minus the Plastic!

Eco-Friendly Rain Protection

Hosting an outdoor event like a graduation, concert, or sports match? You never know what Mother Nature may have in store. As your mother always told you, it’s best to stay prepared. Sure, ponchos are tactful in keeping crowds dry, but all of that one-time-use plastic is pretty terrible for the environment.

biodegradable poncho

Prevent plastic waste and show off your brand’s logo with our compostable corn starch ponchos, a product perfectly in line with the mission of the Evening Standard’s Plastic-Free Project. Interestingly enough, this initiative is being carried out in line with Bee Midtown, and is paving the way for Londoners to reduce their plastic use and ultimately make Midtown a zero waste area.

As for the ponchos themselves, it takes as little as 8-12 weeks for these ponchos to break down. Plus, they are completely non-toxic and CO2 neutral. Also, the color and print on the ponchos can be customised to suit your brand,. So, this poncho doubles as a functional marketing piece that people will be thankful for when the rain comes in. Rain poncho and printing colours according to the European Standard EN 13432, with the OK Compost quality seal. Includes one colour print on the front or the back (one position). Additionally, Pantone matched poncho and other printing options (including packaging and paper insert) are available upon request.

What Else We’ve Been Up To

The One Hundred Network

One Hundred is a network that exists to “support individuals in their purposeful leadership and understanding through the exchange of ideas and experience.” Plus, not only did we have the pleasure of supplying them with custom seeded paper carrier bags for their annual reception, but Jamie, our CEO, was able to attend.

 

Dunnhumby

dubbhumby seedsicks by Buddy Burst

Next, the data company dunnhumby recently used our telephone-shaped Seedsticks™ for a clever promotion. Basically, our telephone-shaped Seedsticks were used to encourage employees to “#speakup” if they saw conduct code being broken. Very clever!

Muck Boot

muck boot prince harry meghan markle

Finally, our dear client Muck Boot had its 15 minutes of fame recently.  The brand received the royal treatment when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped out in the classic footwear. Very cool!

 

poppy seeds for remembrance day

Poppy Seeds for Remembrance Day

Remember, Remembrance Day is less than a month away! As you may know, poppies became associated with Remembrance Day because once regrowth began to take place after World War I,  poppies were the first to bloom. After they populated some of the worst battlefields of Flanders after World War I, their brilliant red colour quickly becoming a symbolic remembrance of the blood shed in the war.

While it may be difficult to give your customers real poppies, we can supply something that’s perhaps even better – poppy seeds that your customers can grow on their own! Not to mention, they come in a

Poppy Seedsticks by Buddy Burst

In addition to showcasing excellent corporate social responsibility, the beauty of using our poppy Seedsticks is that you can encourage philanthropic promotions or hashtag usage on the packaging. As you can see in the image below, Poppy Scotland used the Seedsticks last Remembrance Day to promote a text message-driven donation campaign, as well as the hashtag, “#MyPoppyMeans.”

seedsticks for poppy scotland

What Else We’ve Been Up To

Warwick University is leading the way for sustainability in higher learning institutions with their Global Sustainable Development initiative, annual Sustainability Summit, and of course, with our very own seed packets! Well done, Warwick!

seedsticks for warwick university

eco-friendly seeded bags

Eco-Friendly Bags You’ll Love

While wrapping up presents for special occasions is a tradition done all in good fun, wrapping material can be extremely wasteful. Luckily, our seeded paper carrier bags offer a solution that is as ecologically responsible as it is pretty. Our clients No. 1 Rosemary Water recently used them to launch their new line, No. 1 Botanicals. 

 eco-friendly seeded bags

Seed Paper Carrier Bags by Buddy Burst

Our promotional seeded carrier bags are especially ideal for live event giveaways. Our eco-friendly, custom-printed Seed Paper Carrier Bags are made from plantable paper. The bags can be reused again and again and when you’re finished with it simply bury it in the ground and watch it grow! The seeds germinate and the paper degrades making this a truly eco-friendly promotional product!

What’s New at Buddy Burst HQ?

gearbulk seedsti

We love seeing companies find creative ways to use our seeded paper. Gearbulk recently gave out these seeded paper flyers in celebration of their 50th anniversary.

sproutpencils accenture

As you can see from the Instalove, our Sprout Pencils and seeded paper cards for Accenture Ireland were a massive hit. On the cards, Accenture Ireland discussed the efforts that they are taking to be an eco-conscious company. They even saved 210,000 pages of paper this year by only offering their brochure digitally. Well done!

Environmentally Conscious Coffee Cups

Did you know that every year, half a trillion disposable cups are manufactured annually around the world? That’s over 70 disposable cups for every person on the planet. (source: ecoffeecup.eco). With all of the stylish reusable cups now available on the market, there’s no longer an excuse to be using wasteful single-use coffee mugs. Several coffee shops even offer discounts for bringing in reusable cups these days, so it’s an all around win.

eco-conscious coffee cup

Ecoffee Cups – Branded Reusable Takeaway Mugs

You’ve probably seen branded reusable takeaway cups before, but what about branded biodegradable, and reusable takeaway cups?

Customers who are concerned with being eco-friendly while also embracing trends will find our Ecoffee cups ideal. These reusable coffee cups are made from naturally organic bamboo and corn fibres. The cups also feature a silicone sleeve and silicone lid, both of which can be removed. Printing of your company’s logo can be placed either on the silicone sleeve, or on the cup itself.

Some News From Buddy Burst

the truly epic book of veg power uk

Embracing The Power of Homegrown Veg

Our friends at Veg Power UK are on a mission to get the UK eating more veg. It’s even easier to eat vegetables when you grow them yourself, which is why we’ve equipped copies of “The Epic Book of Veg Power” with our signature seedsticks.

diamond resorts seedstick packets

Promoting Sustainable Messaging

We recently designed some of our signature  Seedsticks™️specially for Diamond Resorts.The company is using the sticks to promote their dedication to the environment, and encouraging recipients to share photos of the sticks with “#ShowUsYourGarden.”

Sprout pencils with seeds

Sustainable Marketing Materials for Universities

We recently had the pleasure of working with University of Strathyclyde, providing them with our eco-friendly Sprout Pencils. Regarding how pleased they are with the pencils,  Špela Rapoša AIEMA, the school’s environment resources manager said, “We encourage sustainable options and waste minimisation at the University of Strathclyde, although we appreciate that marketing materials are a helpful tool for spreading the message about what we do. With such an array of materials available these days it’s tricky to keep on top of natural choices so when we found out about Sprout Pencils we were very excited and can’t wait to share these with our staff and students. The simplicity of it all is really eye-catching and makes the ‘freebie’ stand out from the crowd of the usual suspects.”

Plastic Straw Alternatives

First off, if you haven’t heard, there have recently been massive developments in the fight against plastic straws. With 28,218 stores worldwide, Starbucks is one of the world’s largest fast food chains, and they’ve just promised to phase out plastic straws by 2020! Of course, this is great news for the amount of straws that will be saved at Starbucks shops alone. Even more notably, this decision is drawing massive attention to the issue of plastic straws all over.

Bio Straws For Your Brand

Straws – talk about a current hot-button topic!  Naturally, it’s a perfect time to show your customers how much you value the environment by replacing any and all of your straw needs with our biodegradable straws. These straws are made completely from PLA, a plant-based material with 67% less embodied carbon than oil-based PP plastic. Meanwhile, our white promotional straws are made from Ecovio, a compostable plant-based material with great properties. But, unlike paper straws, they won’t break down easily and cause complaints.

plastic straw alternative

Our straws are designed for commercial composting together with food waste, where facilities exist. Custom-printed biodegradable straws are available from 5 mm to 10 mm in black, white with a green stripe or in clear biodegradable plastic. Additionally, customers can even choose a custom-printed wrapper to really boost a brand’s impact.

In Other News…

Here are a couple 2018 summer highlights around the world of environmentalism (and us, of course).

What Our Clients Are Up To

Our lovely client, F Zeen Retreat, recently gave oregano seedsticks away to guests. These packs were beautifully displayed in the rooms for turn down service. Of course, the sticks could then be conveniently taken home to be planted. We love seeing all of the creative ways seedsticks can be put to use!

seedsticks by Buddy Burst for F Zeen Retreat

Sporty, Sustainable Fashion

In other news, Juventus recently revealed their third-kit design for the upcoming season created by Adidas designer Francesca Venturini . Interestingly, the jerseys are made from recycled plastic, and have been created in partnership with Parley for the Oceans. The jersey design has “eco-innovation and longevity at its very heart”.  Read more about this eco-friendly fashion here.

sustainable fashion

plastic pollution from water bottles

Reusable Bottles from Buddy Burst

Making It Easier to Banish The Bottle

Of course, it’s no secret that plastic bottles are one of the most wasteful concepts out there. Be it a water, soda or milk bottle, only 1 in 5 of each of them get recycled. Then, the rest sadly end up in the ocean, or in landfills. 1,500 every single second, to be precise. Even the plastic bottles that are BPA-free are still filled with potentially harmful chemicals. All things considered, it’s no wonder several organizations have called for a ban on the bottles.

plastic bottle waste

Trendy Reusable Bottles For Your Brand

In addition to being much more environmentally friendly, drinking tap water from a reusable water bottle can be up to 2,000 times cheaper than buying plastic water bottles. Moreover, because of the popularity of these bottles, a bit of a fashion culture has recently emerged around them. By the same token, reusable bottles of all sorts of shapes, brands, and designs are now popular among eco-conscious consumers.

Designing a reusable bottle unique to your brand:

  • Reminds customers of your company’s dedication to sustainability.
  • Ensures high impressions of your brand’s message as customers will likely travel with their bottle.
  • Contributes to bringing an end to the wasteful plastic water bottle industry.
  • Provides opportunity for extremely creative designs thanks to the bottle’s large surface area.reusable alternative to plastic bottle

Some Details

We provide customisable double-walled, stainless steel water bottles with leak-proof screw cap and a matte finish topcoat. A variety of colors, materials, and sizes may be available upon inquiry. Suitable for maintaining the temperature of hot and cold drinks. Not suitable for dishwasher use. Capacity 350 ml. Each piece comes in a box, and engraving or one colour print is available. Colours available in black or white.

What We’ve Been Up To…

Sustainable Accessories

Our lovely client, Bramwith Consulting, recently decked out their employees with reusable totes and cups that we had the pleasure of creating for them. As you can see, the company is inspirational, aiming for a paper-free office by 2020. We’re pleased to have been able to help them take a step towards this goal!

Bramwith consulting promotional products thought Buddy Burst

For details, product specifications, or to learn a bit more about us, pop over to buddyburst.com.

Certainly, f you have any questions at all, please do get in touch. Call +44 (0) 207 157 9598.

tomatoes for growth with seedsticks

“Thyme” to Learn About Seedsticks™ for the Summer

Gardening is cool again, and the numbers speak for themselves! According to a 2014 report , there have been significant increases in both households that participate in community gardening, and younger households. The best thing about the world of gardening is that there are just so many things to grow – fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, and even trees, and our Seedsticks™ can grow into any of these! Promoting your brand with plant-based items might be one of the most valuable marketing moves you can make! Not only are plants themselves fantastic for combatting air pollution, but bypassing plastic promotional products keeps loads of non-compostable material out of landfills.

vegetables to grow with Seedsticks™

While we’d recommend any of our plant and seed-based products to build brand loyalty, our Seedsticks have come out on top time and time again. Once customers plant their Seedsticks™, they will consistently be reminded of your brand as they nurture their plant and watch it grow.

Seedsticks™

While we offer a variety of seed options, our two favourite are thyme and tomato. While thyme is ideal for wordplay and puns, tomatoes are packed full of health benefits that can be tied into your brand’s marketing message. 

tomatoes that can be grown with Seedsticks™

Some of the nutrients tomatoes are dense in include:

Carotenoids

Antioxidants

Calcium

Magnesium,

Beta-Carotene (which becomes vitamin A when consumed)

Vitamin C

Vitamin E

Vitamin K

 

Meanwhile, thyme is used in loads of recipes, and turns out to be a helpful little plant for just about anyone who cooks. When thyme is consumed, it is usually dried out, and used to season meats, fish and vegetables. Isn’t it thyme you implemented thyme into your herb garden? Other herbs we recommend implementing into your garden include basil, sage, and oregano.

 

If you have any questions at all, please do get in touch. Email us at hello@buddyburst.com, or call +44 (0) 207 157 9598.