There is now a ban on the production and sale of disposable plastic bags in Jilin Province in Northeast China. The objective of the ban was to reduce trash and help streamline the waste stream. Shoppers can bring their own reusable grocery bags or they can use biodegradable bags. The law went into effect on the first day of this year.
Inside the Garbage of the World is a great film that is full of so much information and insight and the more we watch it the more we want to take action, but we need help. In fact, we pretty much need the help of everyone in the world to reverse the damage caused by plastic pollution. This is definitely a big undertaking, but we are optimistic we can all help turn things around. To help inspire you here are three facts about plastic pollution you might not have known.
Keeping up with the ever-changing developments surrounding disposable plastic bag bans is a job we here at Factory Direct Promos love doing. It can be a lot of work but we actually have our bag ban expert Alison with us to keep track of the developments and it is so great to see cities pull together and make something that they believe in happen. It is also so incredibly inspiring to see neighboring cities and towns follow suit and implement bans of their own. While California still dominates the bag ban coverage, we are super excited to follow up with long overdue developments in Long Island and report on some new happenings in Kansas.
With Christmas right around the corner there isn’t a lot of time left to pick up gifts. If there are still a few hard to shop for people on your list and you need something easy and green we’ve got you covered with last minute Christmas gift ideas. Read on to get some holiday inspiration.
I was lucky enough to get introduced to a film called Inside the Garbage of the World a couple of weeks ago on Twitter by the filmmaker himself, Philippe Carillo. You will want to follow along with him and his wife Maxine on Twitter HERE but basically, the film, explores the devastating impact pollution, and in particular plastic pollution, has on the oceans and how that in turn impacts all life on the planet. This film has lots of updated and informative info and is really worth the watch. It breaks down the plastic pollution problems, shatters myths and explains how we can work to overcome the plastic pollution problem.
You have a lot of freedom of choice when you design your own reusable bag and you can make something that is completely custom and one-of-a-kind, but sometimes getting started can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Should you select the color first? What about the material? No worries because we have made it so easy to create your custom bag in four simple steps.
There is so much to be thankful for and we consider ourselves lucky to have such an abundance of great people and good things happening in our lives. While thinking over everything we’re thankful for that got us thinking about just how thankful we are for reusable bags, so we thought we’d put together a list of the 5 reasons we’re thankful for reusable grocery bags!
Our 2014 holiday promos are here and we’ve rounded up some effective, green marketing items at some really amazing price points. See what items you like and we can get to work establishing a greener presence for your company that will spread holiday cheer to strengthen client relationships beyond the holidays.
As some of you may know I am our Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Factory Direct Promos. I consider myself fortunate to handle the marketing for FDP, as well as all SBS Brands, because I really believe in the work we do and I think small changes in people’s everyday routines at home and at work can collectively have a massive and positive impact on the environment. I enjoy writing for FDP and sharing green marketing, business, and trade show tips but I also get the chance to venture out and gather great tips for you from some great thought leaders in the industry.
It is really great news for the environment that California passed a statewide single-use plastic bag ban and we’re still so excited. This is such a big step and will have a massive impact (for the better!) on the environment. California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 270 but California is facing some opposition. Still, as of right now, the ban is set to go into effect starting next July, but there are some disposable plastic bag manufacturers looking to repeal this law. We are optimistic that the California bag ban will hold up and we’re also interested to see who follows California’s lead and that got us thinking about which state could be next to enact a disposable plastic bag ban.