Plastic Bag Bans


  • The Life Cycle of a Plastic Bag - Infographic

    What Is the Lifecycle of a Plastic Bag? Five trillion disposable plastic bags are produced each year. That’s a whole lot of bags using up a ton of resources, and they have some serious long-term environmental impacts. Check out our info graphic to follow the life cycle a plastic bag, and learn about the entire journey.
  • How Much Plastic Is Really In Our Oceans?

    I came across an interesting article last week and that really answers the question of how much plastic is in our oceans. We hear all of the time about plastic oceans, plastic pollution and garbage patches, but what does this really mean? Well, the folks at Vox decided to break things down and quantify how much plastic is really in our oceans and here is the breakdown.
  • Plastic and Paper are Out and Reusable Shopping Bags are In for Marketing!  

    Create a positive change for our planet while making a great impression on consumers by marketing with custom reusable bags. There are a lot of great reasons why reusable bags make the perfect promotional tool. From their usefulness, to their environmental impact, factory pricing and the ability to customize away are each on their own a compelling reason, but when you work with us at Factory Direct Promos all of these reasons come into play. Keep reading to learn how and why you should put custom bags to work for your company.
  • 3 Steps to Starting a Bag Ban In Your Community

    Are you thinking about banning single-use plastic bags in your hometown? Disposable plastic bags are the culprit for a lot of environmental harm, from damage to waterways and other habitats, and posing a major health risk to animals. By getting rid of the source of these problems, these problems will go away, too. There is a well-established movement to ban plastic bags, and this movement is constantly growing. If you think your hometown could benefit from a bag ban we have the first three steps you need to follow to get started.
  • May Plastic Bag Ban Update Brings Opportunity for Retail and Marketing

    The plastic bag ban movement is going strong and we are happy to report for marketers and retailers, that the list of cities with bag bans keeps getting longer...and this means more opportunities to market with recycled shopping bags. Keep reading below to get the most recent rundown, and if you want to see a full listing check out our map that tracks the movement.
  • We Welcome NYC and Minneapolis to the Bag Ban Movement!

    We are slightly obsessed with the bag ban movement. As you can tell from our bag ban map, which is really a labor of love, and we get seriously excited when any city or county passes a ban. Everybody gets on board. In fact our VP from one of our other companies sent me an email the other day about a bag ban just to keep me up to date. With that in mind, you can imagine our collective joy when a couple of major cities passed single-use plastic bag laws recently. We are thrilled to add these pins to our map and we want to share their stories with you.
  • The Seabin Project Could Be The Answer to Our Plastic Oceans - #WasteNotWantNot

    Plastic trash is a major problem in our oceans and finding a solution seems like an almost impossible task. In the latest installment in our #WasteNotWantNot series, we're going to introduce you to Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, a couple of surfers who are close to doing the impossible thanks to their invention, the Seabin. The invention is essentially a floating bin that collects trash on the surface of the water, eliminating the plastic ocean. It is intended to be used in marinas, private pontoons, inland waterways, residential lakes, harbors, water ways, ports and yacht clubs. The bin can be attached to a dock or boat and will collect trash, oil, fuel and detergents.
  • How To Build a Purpose Driven Business? 

    We’ve already discussed what a purpose driven business is, how this benefits your workplace and the leverage purpose gives your brand with specific demographics. In our final installment we are going to break down how to build a purpose driven business.
  • Latest Bag Ban News in The United States...Your March Update

    Have you seen our bag ban map lately? So much has changed, and we couldn’t be more excited. The bag ban movement is really growing. There are setbacks, and that is to be expected; but there is a lot more positive progress to repost this month. There are plenty of cities and municipalities making proposals and working toward banning single-use plastic bags. Keep reading to get the latest bag ban updates in the United States.
  • Top Green Cities in the USA

    We’re really excited about a new initiative we’ve undertaken to find the top green cities in the U.S. There are a lot of factors that make a city green, and with this project we’re focusing on cities that have implemented disposable plastic bag bans or fees. Plastic bags have a major environmental impact and taking steps to reduce this impact can have an incredibly positive influence.

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