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  • 3 Ways to Make The California Bag Ban Work for Your Business

    When California passed a disposable plastic bag ban this was big news for the environment. We have told you what your business needs to know about the California bag ban. In can take time, but once shoppers form the habit of bringing their reusable bags to the store bag bans can also help retailers. It is worth noting that the California Grocers Association supports the California bag ban. The positive impact extends to other businesses, too. Here are 3 ways to make the California bag ban work for your brand.
  • Why You Should Choose Custom Canvas Bags for Marketing Promotions

    While they share many qualities with our vast selection of custom reusable bags, custom canvas bags have their own redeeming qualities. Similar to other options for reusable bags, they are eco-friendly, durable, and customizable. But, what sets them apart from the rest? In order to create an effective marketing tool for any brand that’s hoping to develop and push a green initiative, the product must work in unison with the message, whatever that might be. Let’s take a deeper look into the underlying features of custom canvas bags that make this experience more unique.
  • What Cities Have Banned Plastic Bags?

    Plastic bag bans began to gain traction around 2007 when San Francisco approved a law prohibiting disposable plastic bags in certain retail establishments. San Francisco's ban was not implemented until 2012, and it was expanded in 2013, but ever since the law was first approved, plastic bag bans have continued to pop up. We have highlighted below several cities that have plastic bag bans in place. To learn more and see the plastic bag ban movement as a whole, check out our bag ban map. Our bag ban map of the entire world shows which cities have banned plastic bags, implemented bag fees, and shows those cities that have had failed bag bans. You can also get a quick alphabetical list of cities that have plastic bag bans on our Top Green Cities in the U.S. page.
  • 5 Reasons Reusable Tote Bags Make The Best Promotional Gifts

    Promotional gifts are a great way to start or build upon relationships with your customers. But not all promotional items deliver the same value. If you are looking for a promotional gift that will leave an impression with your customers, increase your brand’s awareness and recognition, and deliver a great ROI than reusable tote bags are what you want. Here are 5 reasons reusable tote bags make the best promotional gifts.
  • 7 Benefits of the Materials Used to Create Recycled Grocery Bags

    With each use, recycled grocery bags give back. From a business owner’s point of view, adopting a green initiative can be beneficial for marketing purposes. From a consumer’s perspective, using recycled grocery bags that have either been purchased or obtained as a giveaway creates a bond with the business that produced these eco-friendly products. Promoting an eco-conscious initiative can go a long way for building brand awareness in your industry. According to an Edelman 2016 Earned Brand Study, customers look to brands to kick start social movements that can be rallied behind. Plastic is far more harmful to the world around us than it is useful in day-to-day life. The harsh reality is that once it is created, it will always exist. Because of this, finding another use for recycled plastic is the logical countermeasure. By taking this step, single-use bags can be kept off the streets and out of our oceans. Recycled grocery bags are durable and eco-friendly, but the benefits offered by the materials that go into making them might require a deeper explanation. Here are 7 benefits that the materials used to make recycled grocery bags can provide.
  • 3 Retailers That Help Consumers Kick the Plastic Bag Habit

    Plastic trash is a very real problem. The world’s oceans are rapidly filling up with litter, primarily plastic; and it can interfere with animals, their habitats, and the food chain. Plastic can be useful, but there are lots of times plastic is just not necessary. When you reduce the amount of plastic you use, and recycle the plastic you do use, it can add up and have an impact. If you really want to make a difference you can throw your support behind retailers that are also doing their part to reduce the use of plastic, and help consumers kick the plastic bag habit.
  • Vermont on The Verge of a Plastic Bag Ban or Fee?

    Vermont has considered measures to ban or levy fees on disposable plastic bags for many years, but two proposals in Vermont could put an end to, or at least significantly reduce the use of disposable bags. One measure would ban single-use plastic bags and nonrecyclable paper bags. The second measure would impose a 10-cent fee per bag handed out at the checkout. Both proposals have already missed key legislative deadlines, so they will not pass during this session. The earliest a ban or fee could pass would be 2018.
  • Bad News for The Environment as Iowa Bans Plastic Bag Bans

    Iowa has joined the ranks of Michigan, Arizona, and Florida with a recently passed piece of legislation that prevents cities and counties within the state from passing plastic bag bans, or measures that would levy fees or taxes on disposable plastic bags. There was interest in several Iowa communities in banning plastic bags, and as is typically the case, once one municipality passes a ban neighboring cities and counties will follow their lead. Plastic bag bans prevent environmental harm and can be good for the planet and communities. It’s disappointing news when we hear about bans on plastic bag bans becoming a reality.
  • The Surefire Way to Attract Repeat Retail Business

    Many retail businesses concentrate their marketing efforts on gaining new customers. You certainly want to grow and expand your customer base, but for long-term success it is also important to maintain and build upon the relationships you already have with existing customers. You want to create retail brand advocates and make sure those customers know they are appreciated. So in order to attract repeat business, you need to have a great product. Done. Next you need to develop a relationship with each of your your customers that makes them feel like part of your brand. This is where reusable shopping bags can help build the relationship and help you attract that important repeat business.
  • 8 Other Uses for Your Reusable Shopping Bags

    One reusable shopping bag can lead to years and years of consistent use, providing a reliable bag option for all of your shopping needs. But why should the opportunity to use these bags stop with grocery shopping? Going green means taking advantage of every opportunity you have to reuse materials and limit your carbon footprint along the way. Let’s take a look at 8 other uses for your reusable shopping bags.

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