Give the Gift of a Plastic-Free World This Holiday and Join the Plastic Bag Ban Movement

Give the Gift of a Plastic-Free World This Holiday and Join the Plastic Bag Ban Movement

Factory Direct Promos is hosting a blog carnival to raise awareness about why it is important to use reusable bags. We are showcasing blog posts from a variety of amazing and talented writers who took the time to share and discuss with their readers and us the environmental necessity of taking action and putting an end to the use of disposable plastic bags. We are thrilled at the response and the turnout of really great and thought provoking posts we received. Please take some time to check out these incredible posts, and please take a moment to check out their other great, green living and working content while you’re there visiting.

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How to Market Your Brand with Custom Grocery Bags

How to Market Your Brand with Custom Grocery Bags

There is an ever-growing movement to ban disposable plastic shopping bags which means there is an increased need for reusable grocery bags. Creating a custom grocery bag to market your brand lets you distribute your branding message to your customers and potential customers alike, while also helping consumers adhere to laws preventing the use of disposable bags. Even in places that do not have plastic bag bans yet, there is still a raised consciousness about the need for reusable shopping bags, so your custom bag and your branding message will still be put into use and be put on display.

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Plastic Pollution and the Impact on the Food Chain

Plastic Pollution and the Impact on the Food Chain

Plastic bag recycling is often touted as a solution to the environmental damage caused by plastic bags, but it just isn’t that simple. Through increased education and outreach programs, plastic bag recycling is in fact on the rise. However, recycling plastic bags is not as efficient (they get stuck in the machinery) or effective as recycling other materials such as paper or glass. There are a wide variety of plastics out there and different types of plastic require different handling and processing for recycling. Throw into the mix the fact that plastic bags are often contaminated with food or other forms of waste, which complicates the handling and recycling process, and what seemed like a good idea, becomes a massive undertaking.

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Power Up with Green Energy

Power Up with Green Energy

p>Green energy can mean a couple different things. Clean and efficient energy options fall under the definition of green energy, as well as sustainable options and combined heat and power. The advantages of going green are many – it allows you to stabilize or maybe even lower your energy expenses and the environmental toll is minimal to non-existent.

Green energy reduces the amount of power needed to create more energy units, so overall less energy is used. Using less energy reduces or eliminates greenhouse gas emissions which improve air quality and public health. Simple things like switching to energy efficient light bulbs can allow you to better use resources and save money, while bigger changes like using solar, wind or biomass power can have a greater impact not only on your bottom line but also on the environment.

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How to Reach Customers through Slogans and Branding Messages on Reusable Bags

How to Reach Customers through Slogans and Branding Messages on Reusable Bags

It would be great if you could start a conversation with your customers right? What would it be worth to your brand if you could sit down with prospects and customers and talk about what your company believes in and what you are doing to create a better product or to provide superior service?  And what if you could outline your environmental goals and the steps you are taking to reach those goals? Wouldn’t that be great marketing?  While it impossible even with social media, to chat with all of your prospects and customers, you most certainly can create promotional customized bags that will start and carry the conversation for you…and that is priceless.

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How Does Delhi Plan to Make Failed 2009 Bag Ban Law a Success?

How Does Delhi Plan to Make Failed 2009 Bag Ban Law a Success?

Delhi passed a ban on disposable plastic bags in January of 2009. Specifically the ban prohibited the production, storage, distribution, and use of plastic bags.  Failure to adhere to this law was supposed to result in fines and possible jail time; however, the law was not upheld. Plastic bags were still manufactured, sold, stored and handed out. Many store owners claimed that they had to continue to use plastic bags because their competitors were and by not doing the same they would drive customers to shop elsewhere. Essentially, everyone justified breaking the law because everyone else was doing it.

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