As part of a policy to create a healthier and more environmentally friendly workplace single useCDA plastic bags will be banned at Chicago’s O’Hare airport – which is one of the busiest airports in the U.S. in terms of the number of passengers who pass through each year.
In all seriousness, the only environmentally responsible manner to dispose of single use plastic bags is recycling, and the bags need to be empty when recycled. Single use plastic bags are not biodegradable and they will not safely break down – they will essentially clog the landfill and cause the heap to grow larger. When disposable plastic bags are filled with trash and waste and thrown in a landfill, the plastic will even prevent biodegradable items within the bag from breaking down by cutting off exposure to the elements – so folks that bag of dog poop is there to stay. That’s not cool. You know your pooch wants to be green too!
There is certainly a convenience factor to disposable plastic bags, but these flimsy bags are also responsible for a lot of environmental harm, partly because the lightweight construction that makes them easy to carry also allows these bags to function like a sail and be carried off by the wind. When single use plastic bags are deposited in the trash or put in a recycling bin a strong gust of wind can carry them away. Ultimately, any ease disposable plastic bags offer is quickly overshadowed by the environmental harm they cause.
There are a lot of factors to consider when you think about how to promote your brand and what promotional tools you will use. Sustainability is an important feature to think about and here are five reasons why you should consider sustainability the next time you create a custom branded promotional item.
Don’t let the name fool you – small business is big business. Small businesses contribute to the strength of our economy and they create jobs. Every major corporation started out as a small business and this is inspiration to foster and grow small businesses. The key to growth is consistency. In order for a small business to grow they need a constant demand for the products or services they provide, and as this demand grows the business will be able to turn more of a profit and reinvest this profit into their business by hiring additional staff, purchasing new equipment, moving into a larger space or maybe opening new locations.
Staying hydrated is definitely important, but don’t fall for the marketing hype behind bottled water. Many companies that sell bottled water want you to believe this water is cleaner or somehow healthier and this is nothing more than a marketing ploy to get you to spend your money. Not only is bottled water an unnecessary expense, but it also creates a lot of trash and wastes a lot of resources.
When marketing your brand you want to select an item that represents your company, fits in with your mission statement, and will give you the best ROI (Return on Investment) right? Well a functional promotional tool like a reusable bag will last for 3-5 years and fill a need for your customers while also getting your brand’s info out there. You know who your demographic is and what appeals to them, so creating a custom reusable bag just for them is a great way to reach your customers and prospects for many years providing great ROI.
There is value to doing good just for the sake of doing good but there are a lot of additional perks and hidden benefits. Both a business and consumers of that business that are unleashed when a brand practices CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).
Carter and Olivia, two siblings from Fayetteville, Georgia both share a passion for wildlife and conversation and they are looking to change the world for the better. Initially these two were focused on conservation so they did research which led to the creation of their nonprofit organization OMG (One More Generation), the objective of which is to preserve endangered species.
Through several turns of events, Olivia and Carter have learned a lot about animals and the environment. While conservation is still a cause that is near and dear to both of them, they have also encountered and learned about other environmental issues such as the damage caused by disposable plastic bags, and they are looking to tackle this problem too.
The corporate gift giving season is almost upon us and if you’re stuck trying to think of something to send out on behalf of your company and wondering what makes great corporate gifts that will stand out in a sea of gift baskets, we’ve lined up some suggestions that will be sure to grab your client and prospects’ attention and market your brand.