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  • Is The California Plastic Bag Ban Working To Reduce Litter?

    In November of 2016 California voters approved a statewide plastic bag ban. The goal of the California bag ban was to reduce plastic bag litter, along with the cost to clean up the mess and the resulting environmental problems. One year after the plastic bag ban was passed residents have noticed the impact.
  • 3 Ways Plastic Bag Bans Improve Communities

    Disposable plastic bags can be convenient for shoppers, but they also have some major negative impacts. Plastic bag bans encourage consumers to use reusable bags. Making the switch to reusable bags puts an end to the harm caused by disposable bags. Single-use plastic bags are very likely to end up as litter, and once that happens there are a lot of resulting problems. The emergence of plastic bag bans improves communities on several fronts.
  • How to Make Dorm Recycling Easy for Students

    There is a huge problem in our country and Factory Direct Promos has the solution. Our colleges and universities are doing a great job of recycling on campus, but the process gets difficult when it comes to university housing. Dorm rooms are typically very small and recycling typically takes space to store and sort cans, bottles and other items. When space is tight, like in a dorm room, recycling can be a challenge. The easy solution to dorm recycling lies in using reusable recycling bags.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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