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  • Update On Plastic Bag Ban in North Carolina's Outer Banks

    As plastic bag bans gain momentum in the United States, North Carolina lawmakers recently overturned a long standing plastic bag ban in the Outer Banks. Governor Roy Cooper's veto of an environmental bill was overturned by the General Assembly. After an eight year hiatus, disposable plastic bags will be allowed again in shops throughout the Outer Banks.
  • Kenya Cracks Down on Plastic Pollution with Extreme Penalties

    To address the plastic pollution problem in Kenya, disposable plastic bag bans have been considered twice before. The amount of trash is so significant, that Kenyan officials have tried to pass plastic bag bans and encourage the use of reusable bags for years. Previous Kenya plastic bag ban efforts have not worked and the problem has grown. This past August, Kenya passed what is their third attempt at a disposable plastic bag ban. The latest ban imposes strict penalties upon anyone caught violating the law.
  • How Do Recycled Grocery Bags Improve the Customer Experience?

    A number of variables go into how customers remember their shopping experiences. Exposure to an assortment of brand messaging and marketing tactics can leave customers with a lot to consider. Luckily, there are promotional products for your brand to take advantage of - products that can differentiate and maximize your message. With recycled grocery bags, customers and brands gain exposure to new and improved aspects of the shopping experience that would otherwise be hard to achieve. Some aspects of this current experience are outdated and in need of refreshing. Take single-use plastic bags for example. For decades they have been ingrained into the retail culture, providing no value outside of their convenience. Customers have more options today, and brands do too.
  • How to Trash Nothing

    For more than 20 years we have been manufacturing reusable bags to help decrease the use of single-use plastic bags. We work hard here at FDP to help keep our landfills free of plastic bags. When I find another organization whose eco-friendly goals align with ours, I always take notice. When I came across a Tweet about an app called Trash Nothing on Twitter last week, I was impressed because it solves a need many of us have - how to get rid of all of the stuff we need to, in a responsible way! The Tweet I read was from an actual user of the Trash Nothing app who was thrilled that they had virtually NO TRASH left over after a move.
  • Plastic Bag Ban in Chile...What Your Business Needs to Know

    In support of reusable bags and in a stand against plastic pollution, Chilean President Michele Bachelet announced big news last week at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Over the next 12 months, Chile plans to ban disposable plastic bags from all coastal cities in Chile. This is the first country in North or South America to issue such a ban and more are sure to follow.
  • 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.

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