Many of the methods in place in the recycling and waste management industry are antiquated. Developments in the industry can lead to major changes that will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of how trash is handled. Technology is always changing things for the better, but setbacks are always impacting momentum. With all of this in mind here are five recycling trends we expect to see for 2018.
Plastic bag bans are sweeping the country and Stamford, Connecticut could be next to join the ranks of plastic-free cities. Representative John Zelinsky plans to introduce a bill that calls for a ban on single-use plastic bags. If passed, Stamford would be the first major city in the Constitution State to implement a plastic bag ban.
December is a time for reflecting on the year that was and looking ahead to the New Year. When it comes to marketing trends, this is a time to review the methods that worked this past year, as well as the strategies that did not quite go according to the plan. Here are our predictions of what will be the next big thing and how this will impact marketing strategies in 2018. You will find some familiar concepts, along with some new ideas.
At the start of 2017, a disposable plastic bag ban became effective in New Castle, New York. The outfit that handles recycling pickup in this city, SaniPro Disposal, is taking things a step further and putting an end to picking up recyclables placed in plastic bags. This move further reduces the need and reliance on disposable plastic bags and helps pave the way for reusable recycling bags.
Apartment complexes and multi-family dwellings can generally be viewed as a microcosm of the broader community and planet. One issue that has been in the limelight within most communities is recycling, and it has been picking up steam because of the adverse effects trashed items like single-use plastic bags have on the planet.
Recycling makes sense. Repurposing items saves manufacturers from using virgin materials, and it often requires less energy to recycle than to create something from scratch. Despite the benefits of recycling, it is still challenging for some people to recycle – namely, people who live in multi-family homes or apartment buildings. That’s about to change thanks to reusable recycling bags.
Using promotional products to deliver your message is a crucial aspect of any marketing strategy because it can result in an easy win. Take custom business bags for example. The customization aspect makes them an intriguing option for any brand, and using eco-friendly material creates a positive outlook right from the get-go.
Spreading your brand’s messaging in a trade show setting allows you the opportunity to improve the awareness of your brand. Attendees are focused on networking, and your brand can become a significant part of that web by leveraging assets and differentiating your product.
Montreal plans to ring in the New Year by officially implementing their plastic bag ban. This measure has been many years in the making, but all of the hard work will pay off on January 1, 2018. Residents and officials alike both supported the ban due to the environmental impact of plastic. With no single-use bags available, shoppers will need to turn to reusable bags in order to carry goods home from the store.
In November of 2016 California voters approved a statewide plastic bag ban. The goal of the California bag ban was to reduce plastic bag litter, along with the cost to clean up the mess and the resulting environmental problems. One year after the plastic bag ban was passed residents have noticed the impact.