The Next Best New Things In The World
At FactoryDirectPromos.com, we're all about the future -and doing our part to make sure there is a future for our descendants. That means rethinking a lot of the materials we use for shopping bags, paper products and miscellaneous types of packaging.
It's something your company should be thinking about as well. If you're not, you've come to the right place, because FactoryDirectPromos.com specializes in green, eco-friendly promotional products that lets your customers and the world know that you are committed to the future of Planet Earth.
The Trouble With Plastic
Yes, the world runs on plastic. However, the manufacture of plastic requires petroleum, and a fair amount of it. Now, those who tell you that petroleum is a “non-renewable resource” aren't correct – our petroleum resources will renew themselves – eventually.
In about 200 million years or so. In the meantime, what we do have is getting more expensive, harder to pull out of the ground, and causing a lot of expensive problems around the world.
Bioplastic is One Answer
The problem with petroleum is that producing it requires massive geologic processes over eons. It's not something human engineering can replicate, at least not in a cost-effective manner. On the other hand, vegetable oils and starches are made from plants that grow every year. It's versatile and so easy to make, you could actually manufacture some types of starch plastics right in your own kitchen.
The best part is, they break down in the environment without leaving any toxic chemicals. Chances are, one day in the not-too-distant future, the checker at the local grocery store is likely to ask, “Jute or bioplastic?”
What About Jute?
Jute is another highly renewable resource that can be made into fabric. It's a kind of vegetable fiber made from a plant that grows from the Nile River in Egypt to the Ganges River in India – and has been used in those parts of the world from time immemorial. Folks stopped using it back in the 1970s with the introduction of synthetic fibers made from (you guessed it) petroleum, but what with peak oil and all, jute is starting to make a big comeback.
Of course, cotton linen has also been around for awhile – at least 5000 years. It's light, soft, breathable and best of all – sustainable. It's also strong and durable when made into reusable canvas bags.
Then, there's the “Old Bamboo.” Remember Dick Van Dyke singing about that in an old Disney musical? That song lyric got it almost right – there's (almost) “nothing you can't do with the Old Bamboo.” Though it looks like a tree, it's actually a form of grass – and it grows almost as fast. Today, building materials and fabrics are made from this plant.
Factory Direct Promos
We're proud to be able to able to offer your company a wide variety of biodegradable bags and other promotional products that your company can offer to its own customers – not only as something useful that will return to the Earth when it finally wears out, but also as a walking advertisement of your business and its values. Take a look around while you're here – then give us a call! Biodegradable bags printed with a single-color logo start out at well under $1 apiece – and it's a heck of a way to the most bang for your marketing buck.