In The News: Eco-Friendly Bags and Green Initiatives

In The News: Eco-Friendly Bags and Green Initiatives

The sustainability of our planet is reliant on the active participation of its inhabitants. Convenience is king, especially for today’s retail shoppers, and single-use plastic bags fulfill those innate desires with ease.

However, in a March 2017 article posted by Direct Selling News, data shows that modern shoppers lean towards being more community-conscious and are more skeptical of traditional business and life practices than past generations. The rise of social media and search engines and the deterioration of intellectual borders allows information to spread at record speeds. As a result, things don’t remain stagnant without a good reason.

Luckily for the planet and future generations alike, green initiatives appear to be shooting up the list of “things to focus on.” Below, we explore 4 recent examples of reusable bags and single-use plastic bag bans making the news.

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3 Ways Trade Show Bags Show Their Value

3 Ways Trade Show Bags Show Their Value

Trade show bags are a great value and allow your brand to get the most from your marketing budget. Reusable bags deliver such a great value by being effective promotional products and your customers and prospects will be excited to get their hands on yours. The more your custom reusable bags are used, the more exposure and awareness they will create for your brand. Here are three ways trade show bags show their value.

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Will New York Be The Next State to Implement a Plastic Bag Ban?

Will New York Be The Next State to Implement a Plastic Bag Ban?

Plastic bag bans are becoming more common, and New York may be the next state to implement a ban of their own. New York State will likely pass a law regulating single-use plastic bags in the near future. A task force established by Governor Andrew Cuomo, regarding how to handle the influx of disposable plastic bags and the resulting litter, is poised to make a recommendation by the end of the year.

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How Recycled Bags Go From Trash to Treasure

How Recycled Bags Go From Trash to Treasure

Single-use plastic bags serve their purpose in the short term, providing a quick and easy way to transport items from one place to the next. But, what happens next?

Our infographic detailing the life cycle of a plastic bag tells the story of what goes into making them and breaking them down, and everything in-between. And yet, we feel that there is more to explain when exploring the environmental destruction that plastic bags can cause. There is another side to that story, the one involving recycled bags, and it’s important to examine.

While plastic bags are stuck in their tumultuous lifecycle, eco-friendly consumers are enjoying the journey of their recycled bag. We answer a few questions while looking at the differences between each of these journeys.

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Ditching Grocery Delivery Packaging for Reusable Bags

Ditching Grocery Delivery Packaging for Reusable Bags

With the ongoing rise of interconnectivity in our world and a seemingly never ending to-do list, the convenience of technology is trickling into life’s routines. Take grocery shopping for example, which is something that has always been a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly task that demanded your physical presence. The foot traffic in supermarkets across the world was consistent because that’s just the way things were.

While grocery shopping has been slower to adapt to technological advancements, it’s starting to gain more traction.

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Update On Plastic Bag Ban in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Update On Plastic Bag Ban in North Carolina’s Outer Banks

As plastic bag bans gain momentum in the United States, North Carolina lawmakers recently overturned a long standing plastic bag ban in the Outer Banks. Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of an environmental bill was overturned by the General Assembly. After an eight year hiatus, disposable plastic bags will be allowed again in shops throughout the Outer Banks.

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Plastic Bag Ban in Chile…What Your Business Needs to Know

Plastic Bag Ban in Chile…What Your Business Needs to Know

In support of reusable bags and in a stand against plastic pollution, Chilean President Michele Bachelet announced big news last week at the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Over the next 12 months, Chile plans to ban disposable plastic bags from all coastal cities in Chile. This is the first country in North or South America to issue such a ban and more are sure to follow.

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How to Create a Multifamily Housing Recycling Program in 3 Simple Steps

How to Create a Multifamily Housing Recycling Program in 3 Simple Steps

From multifamily housing managers and recycling coordinators, to the residents themselves, recycling can be a confusing hassle. Although statistics from Cascadia Consulting Group show that approximately 72 percent of multifamily survey respondents reported that recycling was “very important” to them personally, while almost all other respondents reported that it was “somewhat important”. Although multi-family residents’ attitudes about recycling are in line with those who live in single-family dwellings, in 2001 (the last time a multifamily recycling study was done), the EPA reported the recycling rate was only 14.6 percent. Contrast that recycling rate to single-family dwellers living in Denver who recycle at rate of 71 percent and those living in Washington, D.C. who hit the 26 percent mark. Factory Direct Promos is changing the way the multifamily housing industry looks at recycling with3 simple steps ending at reusable recycling bags.

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