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  • 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.
  • Ditching Grocery Delivery Packaging for Reusable Bags

    With the ongoing rise of interconnectivity in our world and a seemingly never ending to-do list, the convenience of technology is trickling into life’s routines. Take grocery shopping for example, which is something that has always been a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly task that demanded your physical presence. The foot traffic in supermarkets across the world was consistent because that’s just the way things were. While grocery shopping has been slower to adapt to technological advancements, it’s starting to gain more traction.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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