Tag Archives: Eco-friendly Tips


  • The Environmental, Financial and Health Effects of Bottled Water

    It's Time to Start Making Sense of Bottled Water! Staying hydrated is important; especially during the warmer summer months. Carrying water on the go is a great way to make sure you drink plenty of fluids, but the type of bottle you use makes all the difference to the environment. Bottled water has become big business and the environmental impact can be dire.
  • How Much Plastic Is Really In Our Oceans?

    I came across an interesting article last week and that really answers the question of how much plastic is in our oceans. We hear all of the time about plastic oceans, plastic pollution and garbage patches, but what does this really mean? Well, the folks at Vox decided to break things down and quantify how much plastic is really in our oceans and here is the breakdown.
  • 5 Benefits to Marketing with Custom Reusable Bags 

    There are a lot of traits that make custom reusable bags a great marketing tool. From their eco-friendly impact on our planet, to their great value and effectiveness at getting the word out about your brand, there has never been a better time to market with custom reusable bags. We’ve rounded up 5 reasons why you should consider creating a custom reusable bag for your brand.
  • Plastic and Paper are Out and Reusable Shopping Bags are In for Marketing!  

    Create a positive change for our planet while making a great impression on consumers by marketing with custom reusable bags. There are a lot of great reasons why reusable bags make the perfect promotional tool. From their usefulness, to their environmental impact, factory pricing and the ability to customize away are each on their own a compelling reason, but when you work with us at Factory Direct Promos all of these reasons come into play. Keep reading to learn how and why you should put custom bags to work for your company.
  • 3 Steps to Starting a Bag Ban In Your Community

    Are you thinking about banning single-use plastic bags in your hometown? Disposable plastic bags are the culprit for a lot of environmental harm, from damage to waterways and other habitats, and posing a major health risk to animals. By getting rid of the source of these problems, these problems will go away, too. There is a well-established movement to ban plastic bags, and this movement is constantly growing. If you think your hometown could benefit from a bag ban we have the first three steps you need to follow to get started.
  • Does Passion Fuel Your Business?

    Passion can play a huge role in business. From the spark of an idea to developing a product or service, or the desire to keep improving and searching for better and more efficient ways to work, passion is often the cornerstone of successful businesses. What motivates you to keep moving your business forward? At Factory Direct Promos we are fueled by passion - passion to help the environment and do great work for our clients.
  • May Plastic Bag Ban Update Brings Opportunity for Retail and Marketing

    The plastic bag ban movement is going strong and we are happy to report for marketers and retailers, that the list of cities with bag bans keeps getting longer...and this means more opportunities to market with recycled shopping bags. Keep reading below to get the most recent rundown, and if you want to see a full listing check out our map that tracks the movement.
  • We Welcome NYC and Minneapolis to the Bag Ban Movement!

    We are slightly obsessed with the bag ban movement. As you can tell from our bag ban map, which is really a labor of love, and we get seriously excited when any city or county passes a ban. Everybody gets on board. In fact our VP from one of our other companies sent me an email the other day about a bag ban just to keep me up to date. With that in mind, you can imagine our collective joy when a couple of major cities passed single-use plastic bag laws recently. We are thrilled to add these pins to our map and we want to share their stories with you.
  • April Showers Bring May Flowers…Time to Market with Seed Paper

    Make your next marketing item stand apart and leave a positive and memorable impression. What to learn how? Check out our lineup of seed paper items. From postcards to die cut shapes to business cards and full sheets we offer a wide array of seed paper products that can be customized however you’d like to get the word out about your brand. Keep reading to learn more.
  • The Seabin Project Could Be The Answer to Our Plastic Oceans - #WasteNotWantNot

    Plastic trash is a major problem in our oceans and finding a solution seems like an almost impossible task. In the latest installment in our #WasteNotWantNot series, we're going to introduce you to Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski, a couple of surfers who are close to doing the impossible thanks to their invention, the Seabin. The invention is essentially a floating bin that collects trash on the surface of the water, eliminating the plastic ocean. It is intended to be used in marinas, private pontoons, inland waterways, residential lakes, harbors, water ways, ports and yacht clubs. The bin can be attached to a dock or boat and will collect trash, oil, fuel and detergents.

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