Does Passion Fuel Your Business?

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.

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May Plastic Bag Ban Update Brings Opportunity for Retail and Marketing

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.

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We Welcome NYC and Minneapolis to the Bag Ban 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.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers…Time to Market with Seed Paper

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.

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The Seabin Project Could Be The Answer to Our Plastic Oceans – #WasteNotWantNot

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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Custom Reusable Bags at Factory Direct Pricing

Custom Reusable Bags at Factory Direct Pricing

Finding the ideal promotional product to market your brand can be tricky. You want something your customers will like and use and one that will leave a positive impression without going over budget.It is also worth considering the environmental impact and eco qualities of your branded promotional gear. Reusable products, like custom reusable bags, made from recycled or sustainable materials help the planet, make a positive statement about your brand and work for years to market your brand.ent.

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Lead Free Reusable Shopping Bags at Factory Direct Pricing 

Lead Free Reusable Shopping Bags at Factory Direct Pricing 

Reusable shopping bags are a great marketing tool that spreads your branding message and makes a statement about your company’s stance on environmental issues and sustainability. This makes sense because anything you emblazon with your marketing information represents your brand, and anything reusable eliminates the need and use of disposable items.

However, the message a customized reusable bag sends needs to be consistent. The conditions in the facilities that produce the reusable bags and the quality of the bag also speak to your brand. A good marketing item is made from eco materials in a safe manner, and will deliver years of dependable use, getting the most out of your marketing budget. There are many “cheap” reusable bags out there that are not certified lead free and lead free reusable bags are a necessity for safety.

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Apple’s Liam The Robot Deconstructs iPhones for Recycling – #WasteNotWantNot

Apple’s Liam The Robot Deconstructs iPhones for Recycling – #WasteNotWantNot

Electronics are such a necessary and useful part of our modern daily life, but they can be tough on the environment. There are a lot of metals used in the construction of smartphones and other devices that have no business being in a landfill. To further complicate the matter electronics recycling is not nearly as prevalent as electronic devices. In the last post in our #WasteNotWantNot series we are looking at Liam, a robot looking to change how electronics are recycled.

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