Go Green for Earth Day (Without Spending Too Much Green)
by Olivia Rose on April 18, 2014
Here at MVP, we know that businesses have a lot to worry about. Sometimes being ‘green’ or choosing eco-friendly options falls to the bottom of that list, and it’s completely understandable. But since next week brings us Earth Day on April 22nd, now is a great time to pause and reevaluate your options for going a little bit greener this year! Let’s talk about the mythical difficulties of opting for more eco-friendly choices, and the facts that might surprise you:
The Myth: Eco-friendly or ‘green’ options are too expensive.
The Facts: Choosing the more eco-friendly option doesn’t have to be a budget-buster. Consider MVP’s green options: we have many table covers, table skirts, and table runners – made of 100% recycled fabrics and plastics – that cost only slightly more than their conventional-materials counterparts. Get quotes and look at volume pricing to make it worth your hard-earned dollars.
The Myth: Green products don’t give me enough range to choose from.
The Facts: This might have been true at one point, but it isn’t the case any longer! MVP offers most of our textiles in conventional and recycled options, so your choice to go green never has to depend on what you can get. Whether you’re looking for custom table covers, non-printed table covers, table runners, or table skirts, we have them all in a polyester made from 100% recycled fabrics and plastics. And with just as many colors to choose from, you don’t need to feel limited in your search.
The Myth: Recycled materials are just lower quality – they don’t look right.
The Facts: Again, this might have been true at some point in the distant past, but products made from recycled materials today are often indistinguishable from the traditional options. You’d be hard-pressed to tell our recycled table covers from our polyester poplin ones, especially since they both use the same high-quality dye sublimation printing process, with thousands of colors at your fingertips.
The Myth: I need to really stand out at my event – eco-friendly products can’t do that.
The Facts: Many of our eco-friendly products make a big statement for you, regardless of the materials they’re made with. Consider our Custom Berber Mat, which is partially made of recycled content. This is a big seller that has made many of our customers happy, and stacks up well compared to our other mats. We love it because it can come in large sizes and custom shapes – so you’ll stand out in an eco-friendly way!
We know that going green isn’t a ‘new’ concept, but hopefully revisiting it in time for Earth Day will help you consider your options for turning over a new, environmentally friendly leaf. Don’t forget that your customers are thinking of ways to get greener every day, and they will notice when you are thinking that way too! If you have questions about switching to more eco-friendly options, please get in touch to discuss it – we’re happy to help ease you through the process
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