On average Americans throw away 25 billion paper coffee cups each year. This is a staggering amount, and accounts for a massive use of resources. To make matters worse disposable coffee cups are very difficult to recycle, and leave a long lasting and unfortunate legacy. What is the best way to take your coffee to go? In a reusable travel coffee cup – check out our infographic to learn why this is the cup of choice.
What Is the Lifecycle of a Plastic Bag?
Five trillion disposable plastic bags are produced each year. That’s a whole lot of bags using up a ton of resources, and they have some serious long-term environmental impacts. Check out our info graphic to follow the life cycle a plastic bag, and learn about the entire journey.
It’s Time to Start Making Sense of Bottled Water!
Staying hydrated is important; especially during the warmer summer months. Carrying water on the go is a great way to make sure you drink plenty of fluids, but the type of bottle you use makes all the difference to the environment. Bottled water has become big business and the environmental impact can be dire.
I came across an interesting article last week and that really answers the question of how much plastic is in our oceans. We hear all of the time about plastic oceans, plastic pollution and garbage patches, but what does this really mean? Well, the folks at Vox decided to break things down and quantify how much plastic is really in our oceans and here is the breakdown.
There are a lot of traits that make custom reusable bags a great marketing tool. From their eco-friendly impact on our planet, to their great value and effectiveness at getting the word out about your brand, there has never been a better time to market with custom reusable bags. We’ve rounded up 5 reasons why you should consider creating a custom reusable bag for your brand.
Create a positive change for our planet while making a great impression on consumers by marketing with custom reusable bags. There are a lot of great reasons why reusable bags make the perfect promotional tool. From their usefulness, to their environmental impact, factory pricing and the ability to customize away are each on their own a compelling reason, but when you work with us at Factory Direct Promos all of these reasons come into play. Keep reading to learn how and why you should put custom bags to work for your company.
Are you thinking about banning single-use plastic bags in your hometown? Disposable plastic bags are the culprit for a lot of environmental harm, from damage to waterways and other habitats, and posing a major health risk to animals. By getting rid of the source of these problems, these problems will go away, too. There is a well-established movement to ban plastic bags, and this movement is constantly growing. If you think your hometown could benefit from a bag ban we have the first three steps you need to follow to get started.
Passion can play a huge role in business. From the spark of an idea to developing a product or service, or the desire to keep improving and searching for better and more efficient ways to work, passion is often the cornerstone of successful businesses. What motivates you to keep moving your business forward? At Factory Direct Promos we are fueled by passion – passion to help the environment and do great work for our clients.
The plastic bag ban movement is going strong and we are happy to report for marketers and retailers, that the list of cities with bag bans keeps getting longer…and this means more opportunities to market with recycled shopping bags. Keep reading below to get the most recent rundown, and if you want to see a full listing check out our map that tracks the movement.
We are slightly obsessed with the bag ban movement. As you can tell from our bag ban map, which is really a labor of love, and we get seriously excited when any city or county passes a ban. Everybody gets on board. In fact our VP from one of our other companies sent me an email the other day about a bag ban just to keep me up to date. With that in mind, you can imagine our collective joy when a couple of major cities passed single-use plastic bag laws recently. We are thrilled to add these pins to our map and we want to share their stories with you.