The past year has been so busy and we’ve learned a lot, and we’ve tried to share all of this information with you in our blog posts each week. As is usually the case at this point in the year we decided to sit back and take stock of the past 12 months, and we’ve rounded up our top 10 green posts, by amount of traffic to each post, from 2015. Read on to get the rundown of these top green posts from 2015.
By some estimates 1 trillion disposable plastic bags are used each year. For many years on average only 1 percent of the plastic bags manufactured were recycled – that number is steadily increasing, but when the bar is set so low any progress is well received. Despite this improvement, the amount of plastic bags recycled is still drastically dwarfed by the number of disposable plastic bags unleashed on the world. There has never been a better time to market your brand with custom reusable bags.
Through the end of the year there is a promotion that will offer support to an amazing group. For each qualifying product purchased by December 31, 2015, $2 will be given to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). There is a lot of value to promoting your brand with reusable products. These items will serve as a regular reminder to your customers about your company and increase your brand’s awareness while also helping a great organization do tremendous wo
The bag ban movement really became a full-fledged movement around 2007 and things have continued to pick up momentum ever since. It seems like every week another city (or two, or three) announces their plans to consider banning single-use plastic bags. We track all of this progress on our bag ban map, so if you want to learn more about an individual ban, check it out. We thought we’d round up a list of some of the most significant bag bans to pass in the U.S. to date, so in no particular order here’s out top 10 list.
In the United States over the last few years, there has been an influx in the debate over regulating disposable plastic bags through fees and bans. Through all of the debate, some of these efforts have been very successful and others have failed. The question becomes, are bag bans the best solution to the plastic bag problem? In order to determine this answer we need to understand the problem.
Reusable grocery bags are gaining in popularity even in areas that do not have single-use plastic bag bans or fees. The most commonly cited reason for going reusable is the environmental perks, or rather, by not using disposable plastic bags shoppers are able to minimize the harm caused by plastic bags. Many retailers are now working to get reusable bags into their customer’s hands for both environmental and economic reasons.
Typically, the objective to customizing reusable gear with your logo is to promote your brand and help the planet by eliminating the need and use of disposable products. These are great reasons to utilize reusable promotional products, but now through the end of the year we have an even better reason why you should emblazon select reusable items with your marketing info. For every BIC Graphic product ordered $2 will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project.
The movement to ban single-use plastic bags in the U.S. is going strong and every week there are new cities and towns either passing bag bans or fees or starting the discussion. To get the big picture of the bag ban movement check out our map. There is so much that can be learned from reviewing the map, clicking through the locations and learning the stories of each city.
If you are looking for a way to leave an impression and make sure your branding message stands out with the folks who visit your tradeshow booth, a takeaway is a great way to do it…but not all tradeshow takeaways are created equally. Eco-friendly takeaways will increase your brand’s awareness and recognition, while minimizing your brand’s environmental impact. In a recent post for The Trade Show News Network (TSNN), our very own CMO, Shane outlined 5 ways to make your tradeshow giveaways eco-friendly.
The ramifications of disposable plastic bag use is so incredibly far reaching, and even if you think the problems have no bearing on you, that just isn’t the case. From impacts on the food chain, the hassle and expense of cleaning up and the harm caused to wildlife there are a lot of problems that are all started with single-use plastic bags.