Marketing with Reusable Bags Matters – Here’s Why

Marketing with Reusable Bags Matters – Here’s Why

We’ve gone over how marketing with reusable bags is good for your business. The reusable design means custom bags will be going to work for your brand day in and day out for several years to come. The ability to customize the look and design of your reusable bags means you can create something unique that speaks directly to your customers about your brand.

You can build function into the bags by adding pockets or zippers, or adjusting the handles, making the bag comfortable to carry. The more useful a reusable bag is the more likely your customers will be to use it, so you will definitely see a return on your investment when you take the time to create a reusable bag that is functional.

The marketing benefits of promoting your brand with reusable bags are pretty compelling, but if you still aren’t convinced this is the marketing tool for your brand consider the environmental impact.

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California Bag Ban SB270…What Your Business Needs to Know

California Bag Ban SB270…What Your Business Needs to Know

After all of the votes were tallied we are happy to report that Californians voted in favor of Proposition 67. This means single-use plastic bags will be banned in the Golden State. The bag ban, SB270, was initially approved by the state Legislature and signed into law by the governor in 2014, but a referendum backed by the plastics industry, known as Proposition 67 put the matter on the ballot. Disposable plastic bag bans are very popular throughout California, but this statewide ban will fill in the gaps between the different cities and counties that have their own bans.

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Bag Ban Update Brings Marketing Opportunities for Your Business

Bag Ban Update Brings Marketing Opportunities for Your Business

There are always lots of exciting new developments in the plastic bag ban movement and each one brings opportunities to market your brand, business or retail outlet. We love bringing you the most recent updates because if you are doing business in any of these locations, this is the perfect time for a perfect marketing opportunity.

In this latest installment of our bag ban update, we have lots of new disposable bag bans and fees going into effect. We also have a couple instances of cities working to fine-tune their existing laws that you should be aware of.

There is certainly not a one-size-fits all approach to bag laws. A law that works for one city oftentimes will not work for another city, but as Chicago and Boulder are learning the laws they initially passed have had some unintended consequences or just no longer work as effectively. Keep reading to learn more.

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Custom Trade Show Bags Make More Than Sales at Your Next Trade Show

Custom Trade Show Bags Make More Than Sales at Your Next Trade Show

We all want to close sales on the trade show floor, but let’s’ be honest, these days business is taking a look back to the “good old days” when the first order of business was to get to know someone before trying to sell them something; and a handshake was as good as a signed contract. Now that doesn’t mean that sales are not closed on the trade show floor, they are, but chances are, some type of a touch point or start to a relationship happened before the show that was a big factor in making the sales. Am I right?

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Buy Custom Reusable Bags for Marketing and Retail at Factory Direct Pricing

Buy Custom Reusable Bags for Marketing and Retail at Factory Direct Pricing

If you’re in charge of creating a buzz around your brand, marketing at trade shows, or if you are a business owner, this 8 minute read is for you. If you’re interested in making your life a little easier, saving yourself some time, and looking good at work, then position your business to help the planet and wildlife, while reducing plastic, with custom reusable bags.

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New Research Shows U.S. Cities How to Manage Plastic Pollution Reduction

New Research Shows U.S. Cities How to Manage Plastic Pollution Reduction

Let’s face it, we all know pollution is a pain for cities. Besides the fact that litter is an eyesore, there are a lot of problems that stem from pollution like the higher taxes that are needed to pay for clean up efforts. For these reasons and more, eliminating pollution is appealing to many cities in the United States. Many cities across the U.S. are trying to resolve the problem by targeting one of the main offenders; single-use plastic bags.

There are a variety of ways a city or municipality can go about pollution reduction. The number of disposable plastic bag bans and fees being implemented is rising rapidly in the U.S., but how is a city to know which solution is the best for them? New research shows U.S. cities how to manage plastic pollution reduction.

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Plastics Industry Still Pushing For a Halt to California Prop 67 Statewide Bag Ban

Plastics Industry Still Pushing For a Halt to California Prop 67 Statewide Bag Ban

Single-use plastic bag bans have been gaining momentum lately, and bans are popping up in cities all over the U.S. (and the world – check out our bag ban map to learn more about the bag ban movement!). From the beginning, the plastics industry has fought the bag ban movement and California has long been the primary battleground. Over 100 cities and counties within the state of California have already passed local laws banning or implementing fees on disposable plastic bags, and 2 years ago Governor Jerry Brown signed Prop 67, which bans single-use plastic bags and levies a 10-cent fee on paper bags in any area not already impacted by a local ban. Even before Prop 67 was signed, there was resistance from the plastics industry. This resistance ultimately lead to the ban to being put on hold, and as the November 8 election draws near plastic manufacturers are rallying to put an end to Prop 67.

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Latest News on California’s Plastic Bag Ban, SB270 and Helix Poly

Latest News on California’s Plastic Bag Ban, SB270 and Helix Poly

The plastic bag ban movement is almost synonymous with California. While the movement is certainly picking up momentum throughout the rest of the country, the Golden State has definitely embraced the notion of banning single-use plastic bags with well over 100 bag bans on the books.

When the idea of a statewide ban began to circulate, it made perfect sense; in 2014 Governor Jerry Brown signed measure SB270 into law that banned single-use plastic bags and levied a 10-cent fee on paper bags. This ban was set to go into action in July 2015. However, opponents managed to delay the ban.

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