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  • How to Create a Multifamily Housing Recycling Program in 3 Simple Steps

    From multifamily housing managers and recycling coordinators, to the residents themselves, recycling can be a confusing hassle. Although statistics from Cascadia Consulting Group show that approximately 72 percent of multifamily survey respondents reported that recycling was “very important” to them personally, while almost all other respondents reported that it was “somewhat important". Although multi-family residents' attitudes about recycling are in line with those who live in single-family dwellings, in 2001 (the last time a multifamily recycling study was done), the EPA reported the recycling rate was only 14.6 percent. Contrast that recycling rate to single-family dwellers living in Denver who recycle at rate of 71 percent and those living in Washington, D.C. who hit the 26 percent mark. Factory Direct Promos is changing the way the multifamily housing industry looks at recycling with3 simple steps ending at reusable recycling bags.
  • 5 Ways to Go Green at Your Next Event

    In a post for TSNN, I recently outlined what you can do to go green next time you plan an event. Of course I had to include the great, green idea of using trade show bags, but keep reading to quickly explore all 5 ways to go green at your next event.
  • What Reusable Bag Material Is Right for Your Brand?

    There are a multitude of material options you can choose from when customizing reusable bags. These materials are all eco-friendly and come standard with a handful of unique qualities. When customizing your bags, it’s critical to identify the right material for your brand, marketing initiative, and the demographic you will be targeting. Usually, these three avenues intersect and the correct material becomes apparent. In an effort to answer the question of which reusable bag material is right for your brand, we will explore three unique groups of people that are common reusable bag users and have something to gain when the proper selection is made.
  • Find Help For Florida Businesses Affected by Hurricane Irma

    Hurricane Irma will certainly go down in history as a major storm and I don't think any of us here in Florida are going to forget her anytime soon. Things are still not back to normal and in some areas it will take years to recover from the damaging impact. Food is still scarce as is gas and the landscape is littered with massive amounts of debris. If your business has been impacted by Hurricane Irma, over at our sister brand, Superior Business Solutions, you can find tips to help for Florida businesses affected by Hurricane Irma.
  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Reusable Grocery Bags Clean

    Reusable grocery bags are good for the planet and your business. These well-constructed bags are made from recycled or sustainable materials and they reduce the need and use of disposable plastic bags. When customized with your branding information, reusable grocery bags also make excellent marketing tools that get the word out about your company. Reusable grocery bags require maintenance to keep them clean and in good, usable condition.
  • Where We Stand: Plastic Bag Bans in 2017 and Beyond

    In 2007, San Francisco became the first American city to implement a plastic bag ban. Nine years later, California took the next step when a statewide bag ban was approved, the first of its kind in America. Similarly, on a global scale, Italy became the first European country with a nationwide single-use plastic bag ban back in 2011. Each of these locations is implementing bans to take the necessary steps towards limiting, and eventually ending, the production of single-use plastic bags. As a result of these bans, plastic litter will be reduced, natural habitats will be preserved, and the environment will have the opportunity to flourish without single-use plastic bags holding it back.
  • Are Grocery Tote Bags Dangerous to Your Health?

    Custom reusable bags are a win for the environment, consumers and your business. But for a few years, there has been a lot of talk in the media about just how unhealthy grocery tote bags are to use. Using scare tactics, some members of the media, backed by the American Chemistry Council, an industry trade organization that supports disposable plastic bag manufacturers, has propagated this myth. But a myth it is, as confirmed by Politifact Texas.
  • How Lila The Dog Is Cleaning Up Our Oceans

    Just as we are preparing for a possible hit of Hurricane Irma, we find out that one of our South Florida furry, four-legged neighbors is helping us in our quest to rid the oceans of plastic trash and help people use eco-friendly tote bags. Lila, previously known as the Lobster Diving Dog, has taken on a new challenge and is now diving for plastic. It is all part of her owner, Alex Schulze's 4 Ocean project, and we could not be more excited to share efforts that bring awareness to plastic and in turn, promote the use of eco-friendly tote bags.
  • 7 Stats That Show the Value of Trade Show Bags

    The value of having a presence at trade shows and meeting with both existing and potential customers face-to-face, can help take your brand to the next level. You can gain insights on potential customers and spread your brand’s message with one-on-one interactions and the use of promotional products. Continuing to build these relationships by maintaining a presence at trade shows is simplified when you put trade show bags to work. They will draw prospects into your booth during the event and continue to provide value for your brand long after the consumer has left the trade show floor. Below, we explore 7 statistics that exhibit the effectiveness of trade show bags.
  • What Are Recyclable Bags?

    It can be tough to find an answer when you Google "what are recyclable bags," but when creating custom reusable shopping bags for marketing and retail use, it is an important question to answer. Reusable bags are a great promotional marketing tool because they are eco-friendly and will last for many years of marketing. Still, once the bag has lived its usefulness, you want to be sure that the bag you created can be easily tossed into the recycling bin and not the landfill. Here are easy to remember tips when choosing your promotional bags.

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