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  • Recycling Bias? Do You Have It? #WasteNotWantNot

    In the next installment of our #WasteNotWantNot series, we look at how people determine what to recycle. Studies conducted by researchers at Boston University have uncovered a recycling bias in how people dispose of items. Remi Trudel, a marketing professor, found that an items perceived usefulness often causes people to unconsciously determine whether to toss that item in a trash can or a recycling bin. For example, most people will throw a whole sheet of paper in the recycling bin, but fragments of paper typically end up in the trash can.
  • Reusable Grocery Bags for Michigan? Walker Residents, Meet Catherine Pearce

    Catherine Pearce, of Walker, Michigan is on a mission. For a couple years now this teacher has noticed disposable plastic bags constantly showing up in trees and shrubs while walking her dogs. Pearce picks up what she can; she even collects bags full of trash in the spring, when the snow melts. Recently, Pearce decided that some changes need to be made, and she is taking her cause to the City of Walker with an idea to ban disposable plastic bags and increase the use of reusable grocery bags.
  • Custom Reusable Bags Generate Impressions

    According to the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), reusable bags generate more impressions in the United States than any other promotional item. Each bag generates a whopping 5700+ impressions. This is a staggeringly high amount. For such a low price, this is obviously a great return on your marketing dollar. Plus, you can choose a bag that fits with your demographic. Keep reading to learn how to select a reusable bag that will leave an impression with your customers.
  • Think Reusable Shopping Bags When Advertising in California

    California is pretty well known for their disposable plastic bag legislation. Well over 100 cities, towns and counties have logged laws banning or implementing fees on single-use bags. There is even a measure to ban plastic bags throughout the entire state. The fate of the bag ban will be decided in November 2016. Reusable shopping bags were already fairly popular in California, but all of this plastic bag legislation creates additional need for reusable shopping bags. If you are advertising in California you should definitely consider creating customized reusable shopping bags.
  • Are Certified Reusable Bags Better for the Environment Than Plastic Bags?

    To understand the benefits of certified reusable bags on the environment, you need to understand the negative impact of plastic bags. To be fair, plastic bags became popular for good reasons and they were initially manufactured and handed out with the best of intentions. Ultimately, when you weigh the impact of certified reusable bags against the impact of plastic bags, you can see what a better choice a reusable bag really makes.
  • Reusable Grocery Bags? Infographic Shows It's Time to Make The Switch

    Disposable plastic bags may seem like an unremarkable item. They are a convenient way to carry things home from the store and many people do not give them much thought; however, the impact single-use plastic bags can have is staggering. If you haven’t made the switch to reusable grocery bags, this Infographic may change your mind.
  • 3 Eco-Friendly Ways to Reduce Your Trash by Half  

    As part of our #WasteNotWantNot series we decided to look at trash, or more specifically ways to reduce how much trash you generate. Garbage is a necessity and there is always going to be this byproduct, but there doesn’t need to be so much of it. With some really minor changes you can easily reduce your trash by half.
  • The Two Sides of the Bag Ban Debate  

    Oftentimes implementing a single-use plastic bag ban is easier said than done. Some cities love the idea and the ban passes by a landslide, while others really don’t like the idea and fight it. Even once a ban or fee is passed the debate still is not over for some municipalities, like Huntington Beach and Dallas whose bag bans were recently overturned.
  • 5 New Year’s Resolutions for A Greener Work Day

    Making the workplace greener is a common goal, and it’s a good goal. Green changes help the planet and oftentimes make the workflow more efficient and even more enjoyable. The New Year is always a time for evaluating the past and looking towards the future, so we decided to put together a list of 5 ways you can make your workplace greener in the New Year.
  • Things to Put in Your Recycling Bin You May Not Have Thought Of

    The start of the New Year is usually a reflective time, and that got us thinking about recycling, because let’s face it - that’s something we think about a lot here. We try to be mindful about reusing materials, recycling and the amount of trash we generate both at home and at work, and from this came the idea for a year-long blog series we’re calling #WasteNotWantNot.

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