The Features That Make Reusable Recycling Bags Valuable

The Features That Make Reusable Recycling Bags Valuable

Convenience is king, especially when it comes to making routine tasks easier for consumers to complete. One such routine task that most consumers take on is recycling. The recycling process isn’t cut and dry and everybody goes about it differently. Sometimes, it’s neglected altogether. In fact, the EPA estimates that 75 percent of the American waste stream is recyclable, with only 30 percent being recycled.
Sustaining and improving the environment for future generations requires an improvement in those numbers. Reusable recycling bags present a potential solution. Simplifying the recycling process from an individual level to the level of multi-family dwellings with reusable recycling bags provides value for consumers and brands alike.
Recycling bins can be underutilized because of the hassle that comes with them and a new option for recycling is long overdue. With this in mind, we recently outlined the benefits of reusable bags for recycling in multi-family dwellings. This time around, we have identified design elements of these reusable bags that will make a difference, as well as different aspects that should be considered when creating your unique bag.

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Latest News on Rhode Island Plastic Bag Bans

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.

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In The News: Eco-Friendly Bags and Green Initiatives

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.

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4 Reasons Why Reusable Water Bottles Are a Wise Marketing Investment

4 Reasons Why Reusable Water Bottles Are a Wise Marketing Investment

The birth of the single-use plastic bottle took place in 1973. According to Kitchn’s A History of Bottled Water, that’s when polyethylene terephthalate (PET) was patented. It provided a cheaper alternative to glass and quickly became the go-to material for bottling beverages for that very reason. Bottled water has been the preferred method of water consumption for decades, but reusable water bottles have begun to stake their claim. As they become more prominent, brands should be taking notice.

There is a variety of promotional products that can carry your brand’s message. Finding one that can be as fruitful as reusable water bottles isn’t easy. Marketing with them can be beneficial for brands that hope to build up their green marketing initiatives. Beyond the eco-friendly benefits, reusable bottles are gaining market share.

Below, we explore 4 different reasons why reusable water bottles are a wise investment for your brand.

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How to Increase Brand Favorability

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.

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How Recycled Bags Go From Trash to Treasure

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.

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Ditching Grocery Delivery Packaging for 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.

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Kenya Cracks Down on Plastic Pollution with Extreme Penalties

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.

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