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  • The Features That Make Reusable Recycling Bags Valuable

    Convenience is king, especially when it comes to making routine tasks easier for consumers to complete. One such routine task that most consumers take on is recycling. The recycling process isn’t cut and dry and everybody goes about it differently. Sometimes, it’s neglected altogether. In fact, the EPA estimates that 75 percent of the American waste stream is recyclable, with only 30 percent being recycled. Sustaining and improving the environment for future generations requires an improvement in those numbers. Reusable recycling bags present a potential solution. Simplifying the recycling process from an individual level to the level of multi-family dwellings with reusable recycling bags provides value for consumers and brands alike. Recycling bins can be underutilized because of the hassle that comes with them and a new option for recycling is long overdue. With this in mind, we recently outlined the benefits of reusable bags for recycling in multi-family dwellings. This time around, we have identified design elements of these reusable bags that will make a difference, as well as different aspects that should be considered when creating your unique bag.
  • Latest News on Rhode Island Plastic Bag Bans

    A couple of the newest plastic bag bans in the U.S. are both in Rhode Island! Neighboring cities Middletown and Newport passed separate bans that both became effective on November 1, 2017. These Ocean State neighbors join the ranks of hundreds of other cities across the U.S. that have decided to invest in a clean future that is free from the litter of plastic bags.
  • Plastic Bag Bans and Your Business

    Disposable plastic bag bans are big news for the environment, but they can also have an impact on your business. Whether your business is in the retail sector or part of another industry, plastic bag bans can have an impact on the way you do business, as well as your marketing.
  • In The News: Eco-Friendly Bags and Green Initiatives

    The sustainability of our planet is reliant on the active participation of its inhabitants. Convenience is king, especially for today’s retail shoppers, and single-use plastic bags fulfill those innate desires with ease. However, in a March 2017 article posted by Direct Selling News, data shows that modern shoppers lean towards being more community-conscious and are more skeptical of traditional business and life practices than past generations. The rise of social media and search engines and the deterioration of intellectual borders allows information to spread at record speeds. As a result, things don’t remain stagnant without a good reason. Luckily for the planet and future generations alike, green initiatives appear to be shooting up the list of “things to focus on.” Below, we explore 4 recent examples of reusable bags and single-use plastic bag bans making the news.
  • 3 Ways Trade Show Bags Show Their Value

    Trade show bags are a great value and allow your brand to get the most from your marketing budget. Reusable bags deliver such a great value by being effective promotional products and your customers and prospects will be excited to get their hands on yours. The more your custom reusable bags are used, the more exposure and awareness they will create for your brand. Here are three ways trade show bags show their value.
  • 4 Reasons Why Reusable Water Bottles Are a Wise Marketing Investment

    The birth of the single-use plastic bottle took place in 1973. According to Kitchn's A History of Bottled Water, that’s when polyethylene terephthalate (PET) was patented. It provided a cheaper alternative to glass and quickly became the go-to material for bottling beverages for that very reason. Bottled water has been the preferred method of water consumption for decades, but reusable water bottles have begun to stake their claim. As they become more prominent, brands should be taking notice. There is a variety of promotional products that can carry your brand’s message. Finding one that can be as fruitful as reusable water bottles isn’t easy. Marketing with them can be beneficial for brands that hope to build up their green marketing initiatives. Beyond the eco-friendly benefits, reusable bottles are gaining market share. Below, we explore 4 different reasons why reusable water bottles are a wise investment for your brand.
  • How to Increase Brand Favorability

    Promotional marketing offers a great opportunity to get your branding information in front of both clients and prospective clients. The most important aspect of a custom promotional item is that it clearly relays your marketing information. There are other traits to consider that bring value to your customized gear when choosing custom promotional items. Eco-friendly promotional products matter, and here's why.
  • Will New York Be The Next State to Implement a Plastic Bag Ban?

    Plastic bag bans are becoming more common, and New York may be the next state to implement a ban of their own. New York State will likely pass a law regulating single-use plastic bags in the near future. A task force established by Governor Andrew Cuomo, regarding how to handle the influx of disposable plastic bags and the resulting litter, is poised to make a recommendation by the end of the year.
  • How Recycled Bags Go From Trash to Treasure

    Single-use plastic bags serve their purpose in the short term, providing a quick and easy way to transport items from one place to the next. But, what happens next? Our infographic detailing the life cycle of a plastic bag tells the story of what goes into making them and breaking them down, and everything in-between. And yet, we feel that there is more to explain when exploring the environmental destruction that plastic bags can cause. There is another side to that story, the one involving recycled bags, and it’s important to examine. While plastic bags are stuck in their tumultuous lifecycle, eco-friendly consumers are enjoying the journey of their recycled bag. We answer a few questions while looking at the differences between each of these journeys.
  • The World is Drowning in Plastic. What Can Be Done?

    Plastic is so commonplace it is hard to imagine life without it. From packaging even to furniture just about everything is made of or comes wrapped in plastic. Plastic is ubiquitous, and it also causes a lot of problems. Plastic has overstayed it's welcome. This is one reason we have a mission to help businesses market with reusable bags.

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