California on the Verge of Banning Single Use Plastic Bags

California on the Verge of Banning Single Use Plastic Bags

Ban Would Eliminate Plastic Bags in California Grocery Stores

A proposed bill by state California Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) aims to ban disposable plastic shopping bags in grocery stores and pharmacies starting January 1, 2015. Shoppers would be encouraged to bring their own reusable grocery bags or pay a fee, probably about 10 cents per paper bag used. The proposal would extend to convenience and liquor stores starting on January 1, 2016.

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How to Turn Your Customers into Brand Advocates

How to Turn Your Customers into Brand Advocates

Word of mouth is a proven and effective way to spread awareness of your brand and reach new customers. Studies have shown that recommendations from friends, coworkers and colleagues influence people’s decisions to attend specific tradeshows, work with certain vendors, and purchase particular products. If you can reach the folks who are passionate about your brand in a meaningful way and keep them engaged, they in turn will be more likely to become an advocate for your brand and let others know about you and spread the word.

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Create a Memorable, Custom Reusable Bag…Not Just Your Everyday Tradeshow Bag

Create a Memorable, Custom Reusable Bag…Not Just Your Everyday Tradeshow Bag

Help Keep the Memory and Message of Your Event Alive and in the Hands of Attendees for Years

Tradeshows are big events and are easily a major marketing opportunity. The tried and true reusable shopping bag style is always a winner, but don’t be afraid to think beyond that style and create a completely custom and unique bag that will have your customers and vendors lining up to get their hands on one.

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How Sustainable Trade Show Sponsorships and Well Placed Eco-Branding Can Yield Big Results

How Sustainable Trade Show Sponsorships and Well Placed Eco-Branding Can Yield Big Results

Making the decision to lead an eco-friendly existence can be daunting, as well as incredibly rewarding. It’s important to remember that being eco-friendly is a constantly evolving process be it at home or at work. As products and services change, there will always be new ways to incorporate green practices into your business, or newer, greener updates to existing methods and techniques.

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Rhode Island Considering Statewide Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

Rhode Island Considering Statewide Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

Environmental Groups Looking to Emulate Barrington
Last week we told you about the race between California and Massachusetts to be the first state to officially ban single use, plastic bags and this week we report on what could possibly become a new entry into the race – Rhode Island.

Last October the Barrington Rhode Island Town Council voted to ban plastic bags in retail stores, farmer’s markets, flea markets and restaurants. The law went into effect in January 2013 and prohibits establishments impacted by the ban from handing out disposable plastic bags, as well as mandating that these businesses must provide paper or reusable bags for a fee. Shoppers can avoid paying the fee by bringing their own reusable grocery bags, or if making a small purchase opting to carry their items without a bag. As is to be expected there has been mixed feelings amongst the residents of Barrington regarding the ban, but overall people support the plastic bag ban and are adapting to it.

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How to Care for and Clean Your Reusable Bags

How to Care for and Clean Your Reusable Bags

Switching to reusable bags is a great way to conserve natural resources, protect the environment and promote your business, but there is some maintenance tied to reusable shopping bags. With simple steps and easy care you can keep your reusable bags clean and your family healthy. Developing good practices now will help establish habits that will become second nature. Here are some tips for caring for your bags.

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