As a company, we have noticed a growing trend in environmental consciousness among consumers and businesses alike. We believe that it is our responsibility to do our part in preserving our planet and promoting sustainability. That is why we have made a commitment to offering a wide range of products that are reusable, recyclable, or made with fewer resources. We are dedicated to not only being a part of the solution but also raising awareness about the importance of protecting our planet. We believe that by making eco-friendly and sustainable products accessible, we can help create a more sustainable future for all.
Here are some of the key milestones Delite has achieved in our journey to provide Eco-friendly and sustainable products to the promotional product industry.

2009 Reusable Utensils

In 2009, we made our first foray into the world of sustainable products by introducing stainless steel utensils as an alternative to single-use plastic utensils.
We have come to realize the significant negative impact that single-use plastic utensils have on the environment, particularly when used during corporate events, picnics, camping, and other occasions. We believed that by providing reusable utensils, we could reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfills and oceans. To this day, our stainless steel utensils remain one of our most popular product categories, as they provide a sustainable and practical alternative to disposable plastic utensils.

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2010 Bamboo Products

The following year, in 2010, we expanded our offerings to include reusable bamboo utensils. This new addition was well-received by the market and we were proud to be among the first suppliers in the promotional industry to carry bamboo products. Overall, bamboo products are a great choice for the environment as they are sustainable, renewable, and biodegradable.

Benefit of Bamboo

  • Bamboo is a highly renewable resource, it can grow up to 91cm per day, which makes it one of the fastest-growing plants in the world.
  • It requires little water and no pesticides to grow, making it a highly sustainable crop.
  • Bamboo products are biodegradable, which means they will not contribute to pollution and waste in the environment.
  • Furthermore, using bamboo products as an alternative to products made from other materials, such as plastic, can help to conserve resources and reduce pollution.

In the years that followed, we expanded our offerings to include a diverse range of bamboo kitchen utensils, such as cutting boards and kitchen tools. These products quickly gained popularity within our product line.

2011 Stone Paper Notebook

In 2011, we also added stone paper notebooks to our selection, continuing our commitment to offering sustainable and eco-friendly products. Stone paper, also known as rock paper or limestone paper, is a type of paper made from calcium carbonate. It offers several benefits over traditional paper made from wood pulp.

Benefit of Stone Paper Notebook

  • It is a more sustainable option as it is made from a natural, abundant, and non-toxic mineral.
  • The manufacturing process of stone paper requires less water and energy than traditional paper.
  • Stone paper is extremely durable. It is waterproof and tear-resistant, which makes it a great choice for notebooks and other products that need to be used frequently.
  • Finally, stone paper is also recyclable and biodegradable, which means it will not contribute to pollution and waste in the environment.

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2018 Stainless Steel Drinking Straws

In 2018, we were ahead of the curve by introducing stainless steel straw sets to our product line. Since then, it has become a highly popular item among our customers. Overall, using stainless steel straws instead of plastic straws is a simple and effective way to reduce your environmental impact and promote sustainability.

Benefit of Stainless Steel Straws

  • They are reusable, which means they can be used over and over again, reducing the need for single-use plastic straws that contribute to pollution and waste
    stainless steel is a durable and long-lasting material that can withstand frequent use
  • Stainless steel straws are also a more environmentally friendly option as they are recyclable at the end of their life. In contrast, plastic straws can take hundreds of years to break down and can cause serious harm to marine life and other wildlife.
  • Stainless steel straws are easy to clean and can be used for both cold and hot drinks, making them versatile and practical. They also don’t affect the taste of your drink and are safe to use.

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2019 Plant-Based Materials

In 2019, we added products made from wheat straw and bamboo fibers to our product line. Bamboo fibers are also naturally antibacterial, which makes it a great material for products that come in contact with food or skin, for example, kitchen utensils and textiles. Wheat straw, on the other hand, is a byproduct of wheat crops, it is a natural and renewable resource that can be used as an alternative to plastic and other synthetic materials.

Benefit of Plant Fibers

  • Wheat straw is a byproduct of wheat crops, it is a natural and renewable resource that can be used as an alternative to plastic and other synthetic materials.
  • Both materials are biodegradable, which means they will not contribute to pollution and waste in the environment
  • Wheat straw is a byproduct of agriculture, using it to create products helps to reduce waste in the farming industry, and it also helps to keep the cost of production low.
  • Using plant-based materials will reduce the amount of traditional plastic material used when making the same product.

2020 Shop Local

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic created significant challenges for global supply chains and had a significant impact on local small businesses, such as farmers, bakeries, and cookie shops, which rely heavily on tourism. In response, we decided to work with a few local small shops and farmers and introduce their hand-crafted products into the promotional market. Supporting Canadian-made products has since become a central part of our company’s image.
Not only does shopping locally support small businesses, but it also has a positive impact on the environment by reducing the carbon footprint associated with long-distance shipping.

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2022 Recycled Materials

This year, we are excited to introduce a range of products made from recycled materials, such as tote bags made from recycled cotton or recycled polyester.

Benefit of Recycled Materials

  • Using recycled cotton or polyester reduces the amount of waste in landfills, as these materials are repurposed instead of discarded.
  • Recycled cotton or polyester material can also help to reduce the amount of pesticides and fertilizers used in cotton farming, which can be harmful to the environment and human health.
  • It is also a good way to make use of the existing waste material and reduce the need to extract more resources and create more pollution.

Moving forward, Delite is committed to continuously sourcing new materials and sustainable products that align with our mission of creating less impact on our earth. While our individual efforts may seem small, we believe that by offering products made from recycled materials, we can help to reduce the amount of waste produced and decrease the overall impact on our planet.