California Bans The Bag But What State Will Be Next?

California Bans The Bag But What State Will Be Next?

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.

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Who Is Activist Abby? 8 Question Interview With “Kid” Bag Ban Activist

Who Is Activist Abby? 8 Question Interview With “Kid” Bag Ban Activist

It isn’t hard to miss that one of the most influential activists in the bag ban movement, Activist Abby, is only 14. It also isn’t hard to miss is that her work has sparked not only debate and resulting bag ban initiatives, but she has been an inspiration to not only kids, but adults and politicians throughout the country and I would go so far as to stay, the world as well. She was even an inspiration to us here at Factory Direct Promos (FDP) as her work pushed us to create our bag ban map!

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3 Reusable Bags That Offer Great ROI from Your Corporate Holiday Gifting

3 Reusable Bags That Offer Great ROI from Your Corporate Holiday Gifting

It’s not too early to start planning your corporate holiday gifting. Taking care of this now means that’s one less thing to coordinate later during the holiday rush which is already knocking at our door. Plus, the sooner in the season you can get your gift to your clients, vendors and other business associates, the sooner it will work double duty to market your brand and strengthen relationships with clients for years to come.

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5 Fun Eco-Facts to Inspire

5 Fun Eco-Facts to Inspire

Sometimes you stumble across tidbits of information that seem like they cannot possibly be true, but the more you think about it the more you realize it can very well be true. Facts like that can easily inspire you to learn more or make changes to reverse the impact of a negative fact or spread the word and encourage a positive practice that makes the word a better place. With this in mind we decided to share 5 eco facts we were surprised to learn and the inspiration we pull from these truths.

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Plastic Bags vs Reusable Bags

Plastic Bags vs Reusable Bags

With all of the facts and figures thrown around there is a lot of information to wade through when deciding whether to use single-use plastic bags or reusable bags, and on some level it seems like such a small decision. A lot of people may ask themselves if it really matters what type of bag they use to carry groceries home but to be honest it does matter.

Every action, no matter how small has an impact and when you tally up all of the bags used over the course of a week, a month and even a year, a simple decision like what type of grocery bag to use can have a major impact. I’ve rounded up all of the info and put together a comparison of plastic and reusable bags. Keep reading to learn more.

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Plastic Bags?

What Are the Pros and Cons of Plastic Bags?

As disposable plastic bag bans gain momentum across the United States this causes a dialog around the advantages and disadvantages of single-use plastic bags. These bags have been a staple at stores of all types and sizes for years, so by this point we have a good idea of the true impact of disposable plastic grocery bags. Below we’ve outlined the pros and cons of plastic grocery bags.

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Spectacular Summer Promotion for Your Marketing

Spectacular Summer Promotion for Your Marketing

We just kicked off a spectacular summer promotion that makes it easier than ever to get customized reusable bags into your customers’ hands for successful marketing ROI. There is a lot of value to marketing your brand with a reusable product – every time your customers carry your branded bag they reinforce their connection with your brand, but they also spread your marketing message to their family, friends, coworkers and even complete strangers. By carrying your branded reusable bag your customers increase your brand recognition and ensure you receive an amazing return on your investment.

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How to Increase Brand Recognition

How to Increase Brand Recognition

Can people identify your brand and the products and services you provide simply by seeing your logo? Do people recognize your corporate colors? Is your tag line one that is genuine, sticks in people’s minds and works to build a relationship?

There is a lot of value in people recognizing your branding information because people feel comfortable with what they know, and when people know your brand, you are working to build a relationship that makes them more likely to work with you and purchase your products.

There are several things you can do to increase your brand recognition. Read on to learn more about establishing and maintaining your branding.

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Why Reusable Wine Totes are Great for More Than Just Wine!

Why Reusable Wine Totes are Great for More Than Just Wine!

When most people hear the term reusable bags they think of grocery bags, which is fine and makes sense given how popular reusable shopping bags have become as of late, but there are so many different styles of reusable bags to choose from.

While a specialized bag has an intended purpose – there is no reason such a bag can’t be used for so many other things. We’d like to shine a light on our reusable wine totes to help illustrate that while these bags are great for wine bottles they are capable of so much more.

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