• It's National Boss's Day...Did Beth Remember In Your Office?

    Did you know it is National Boss's Day 2014? Well yes it is and thanks to our fearless leader Beth, who I know was the one who was on the ball and knew about it as well, our super CEO, Bill English who is in from Michigan visiting our Florida location, was greeted this morning with some much deserved thanks.
  • October Eco Special: Don't Miss Next Column Pricing October 14 – October 24

    At Factory Direct Promos we already offer super low prices, but now through October 24th we are offering next column pricing on three of our most popular styles of eco-friendly, reusable bags to help you save even more and go green! Choose from our reusable hurricane, tsunami or tornado bags and market your brand in an environmentally responsible manner, while also helping your bottom line. Now is the time to think about holiday gifts for your customers and vendors or to stock up on giveaways for upcoming tradeshows and events.
  • California Bans The Bag But What State Will Be Next?

    It is really great news for the environment that California passed a statewide single-use plastic bag ban and we’re still so excited. This is such a big step and will have a massive impact (for the better!) on the environment. California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 270 but California is facing some opposition. Still, as of right now, the ban is set to go into effect starting next July, but there are some disposable plastic bag manufacturers looking to repeal this law. We are optimistic that the California bag ban will hold up and we’re also interested to see who follows California’s lead and that got us thinking about which state could be next to enact a disposable plastic bag ban.
  • Cute Pictures of Wildlife to Make You Smile and Reach for Your Reusable Bag!

    Sometimes there is nothing better than looking at pictures of cute animals. Whether you need a break from a draining project at work or you just feel like dwelling on the cuteness, we’ve rounded up some of the cutest pictures of wildlife, so take some time to gaze upon the adorability of these images. These images show how awesome nature can be.
  • California Faces Opposition to New Bag Ban Law...Why It's Not a Done Deal Yet

    When Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 270 on September 30, 2014 it was the culmination of a lot of hard work by many, many people and a milestone in the bag ban movement. California has long been the center of disposable plastic bag bans, but this statewide law is the first of its kind and marks a new chapter in the effort to reduce single-use plastic bags and the resulting negative impacts. "This bill is a step in the right direction — it reduces the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean itself," Brown said in a signing statement. "We're the first to ban these bags, and we won't be the last." Still, there is opposition led by the plastic bag manufacturers...
  • Who Is Activist Abby? 8 Question Interview With "Kid" Bag Ban Activist

    It isn't hard to miss that one of the most influential activists in the bag ban movement, Activist Abby, is only 14. It also isn't hard to miss is that her work has sparked not only debate and resulting bag ban initiatives, but she has been an inspiration to not only kids, but adults and politicians throughout the country and I would go so far as to stay, the world as well. She was even an inspiration to us here at Factory Direct Promos (FDP) as her work pushed us to create our bag ban map!
  • 3 Easy Ways to Green Your Tradeshow Travel

    When planning for a tradeshow it is incredibly easy to be consumed by coordinating for the actual show itself. From signage, to takeaways, to training your staff and incorporating green materials into your booth there are a lot of elements that require your attention. One aspect that is easy to overlook, but can have a huge impact on the overall greenness of your event, is travel. I recently outlined three ways to travel green and increase the overall eco-friendliness of your next tradeshow in a post for TSNN , and I wanted to share.
  • Doing Business in California? Here's What You Need to Know About the Bag Ban

    The California state-wide disposable plastic bag ban, also known as SB 270, will certainly alter business in the state if the Governor, Jerry Brown signs it into law on September 30. The law aims to ban disposable plastic bags in supermarkets and drug stores starting on July 1, 2015 and will apply to smaller grocery stores and convenience stores beginning July 1, 2016. The law levies a 10-cent fee on paper and reusable bags. Clearly, the ban will impact grocery, drug and convenience stores since these establishments will have to comply with the ban, but the ramifications will extend far beyond the checkout line.
  • 3 Reusable Bags That Offer Great ROI from Your Corporate Holiday Gifting

    It’s not too early to start planning your corporate holiday gifting. Taking care of this now means that’s one less thing to coordinate later during the holiday rush which is already knocking at our door. Plus, the sooner in the season you can get your gift to your clients, vendors and other business associates, the sooner it will work double duty to market your brand and strengthen relationships with clients for years to come.
  • 5 Fun Eco-Facts to Inspire

    Sometimes you stumble across tidbits of information that seem like they cannot possibly be true, but the more you think about it the more you realize it can very well be true. Facts like that can easily inspire you to learn more or make changes to reverse the impact of a negative fact or spread the word and encourage a positive practice that makes the word a better place. With this in mind we decided to share 5 eco facts we were surprised to learn and the inspiration we pull from these truths.

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