After all of the votes were tallied we are happy to report that Californians voted in favor of Proposition 67. This means single-use plastic bags will be banned in the Golden State. The bag ban, SB270, was initially approved by the state Legislature and signed into law by the governor in 2014, but a referendum backed by the plastics industry, known as Proposition 67 put the matter on the ballot. Disposable plastic bag bans are very popular throughout California, but this statewide ban will fill in the gaps between the different cities and counties that have their own bans.
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There are always lots of exciting new developments in the plastic bag ban movement and each one brings opportunities to market your brand, business or retail outlet. We love bringing you the most recent updates because if you are doing business in any of these locations, this is the perfect time for a perfect marketing opportunity.
In this latest installment of our bag ban update, we have lots of new disposable bag bans and fees going into effect. We also have a couple instances of cities working to fine-tune their existing laws that you should be aware of.
There is certainly not a one-size-fits all approach to bag laws. A law that works for one city oftentimes will not work for another city, but as Chicago and Boulder are learning the laws they initially passed have had some unintended consequences or just no longer work as effectively. Keep reading to learn more.
I recently wrote a piece for TSNN about eco-friendly ideas for trade shows. Implementing eco-friendly strategies is a must if your company has established green objectives and goals, but even if your company does not take a stance on green issues, there is still a lot of value to going green at your next trade show.
Starting in 2020 it will be mandatory in France that disposable plastic plates, cups and cutlery be made from 50 percent biologically-sourced compostable materials. The percentage will increase to 60 percent by 2025. This measure will join France’s single-use plastic bag ban already in place that began on July 1, 2016.
We all got pretty excited about Lynda.com, LinkedIn’s learning platform, right? Honestly, I kind of wondered what that name was all about, and although I never figured that out, there’s great news out of the Lynda.com camp. LinkedIn has combined Lynda.com’s learning platform with the best of LinkedIn’s analytics (think Microsoft) and branded it as LinkedIn Learning. This week you can start learning for free.
Who doesn’t love coffee? Okay, well I just started drinking it a couple of years ago but what coffee drinker does not want an awesome reusable customized travel coffee cup? Heck, I loved these things even when I wasn’t a coffee drinker. Reusable customized travel coffee cups are environmentally friendly and make great promotional tools. Learn how and why you should put a custom travel coffee cup to work for your brand.
We all want to close sales on the trade show floor, but let’s’ be honest, these days business is taking a look back to the “good old days” when the first order of business was to get to know someone before trying to sell them something; and a handshake was as good as a signed contract. Now that doesn’t mean that sales are not closed on the trade show floor, they are, but chances are, some type of a touch point or start to a relationship happened before the show that was a big factor in making the sales. Am I right?
If you’re in charge of creating a buzz around your brand, marketing at trade shows, or if you are a business owner, this 8 minute read is for you. If you’re interested in making your life a little easier, saving yourself some time, and looking good at work, then position your business to help the planet and wildlife, while reducing plastic, with custom reusable bags.
Let’s face it, we all know pollution is a pain for cities. Besides the fact that litter is an eyesore, there are a lot of problems that stem from pollution like the higher taxes that are needed to pay for clean up efforts. For these reasons and more, eliminating pollution is appealing to many cities in the United States. Many cities across the U.S. are trying to resolve the problem by targeting one of the main offenders; single-use plastic bags.
There are a variety of ways a city or municipality can go about pollution reduction. The number of disposable plastic bag bans and fees being implemented is rising rapidly in the U.S., but how is a city to know which solution is the best for them? New research shows U.S. cities how to manage plastic pollution reduction.