The History of The Shopping Bag: Part One – Reusable Bags

The History of The Shopping Bag: Part One – Reusable Bags

Coming Full Circle Reusable bags have experienced a surge in popularity lately. However, reusable bags are nothing new. Reusable bags have gone through many changes and improvements over the years and the latest version has a lot to offer. Let’s learn more about the history of reusable bags and why these bags are so in […]

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Massachusetts Bag Ban Bill H 2121. What YOUR Business Needs to Know Now

Massachusetts Bag Ban Bill H 2121. What YOUR Business Needs to Know Now

Plastic bag bans are growing throughout the world and now is the time to get ready because a bag ban may be coming to Massachusetts. Both residents and businesses will need to adapt to this new law. In a 13-1 vote, the Senate approved, Massachusetts bag ban known as H 2121, and referred the proposal to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. If approved, this would not be the first time a statewide bag ban has gone on the books as Massachusetts would join the ranks of the California bag ban.

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Will Taxes Change Behavior When It Comes to Plastic?

Will Taxes Change Behavior When It Comes to Plastic?

As discarded plastic builds up many governments are looking for solutions. The notion of charging fees on plastic packaging items has slowly been gaining in popularity. Disposable plastic bag fees are in place throughout the U.S. and a proposed British cup tax could drastically reduce plastic use. That is if consumers are willing to change their ways over a fee.

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Montreal Bag Ban…Here Is What Your Business Needs to Know

Montreal Bag Ban…Here Is What Your Business Needs to Know

Disposable plastic bags are officially banned in Montreal. Several other Canadian cities have implemented plastic bag bans, but Montreal is the first major city in Canada to enact such a law. A bag ban is a major accomplishment for the city and the environment. Like anything the ban will take some getting used to for both residents and businesses.

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Montreal Set to Join The List of Canadian Cities with Plastic Bag Bans

Montreal Set to Join The List of Canadian Cities with Plastic Bag Bans

Montreal plans to ring in the New Year by officially implementing their plastic bag ban. This measure has been many years in the making, but all of the hard work will pay off on January 1, 2018. Residents and officials alike both supported the ban due to the environmental impact of plastic. With no single-use bags available, shoppers will need to turn to reusable bags in order to carry goods home from the store.

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4 Reasons Custom Insulated Tote Bags Are Perfect For Food Delivery

4 Reasons Custom Insulated Tote Bags Are Perfect For Food Delivery

The consumer’s expectation of convenience has boosted the value and necessity of delivery options in the food industry. For restaurants that don’t offer delivery themselves, mobile apps and delivery startups are filling those gaps. Creating a unique experience for the consumer in the food industry was once about face-to-face interactions.

However, according to McKinsey & Company, the worldwide market for food delivery stands at about $96 billion. That makes up 1 percent of the total food industry and 4 percent of business for restaurants and fast-food chains. For the next five years, there is expected to be an estimated 3.5 percent annual growth rate.

Nigel Travis, CEO Dunkin’ Brands, told Business Insider, “Delivery will be the next wave.” Travis continued, “It’s going to be like a revolution, and I believe it will happen faster than anyone thinks.”

Delivery is already a linchpin in the lives of many and will continue to grow as access to mobile apps and online ordering becomes the norm. Traditional packaging for delivery commonly features a combination of paper bags and single-use plastic bags. They serve a purpose, transporting the food from point A to point B, but value for your brand and the customer is being left on the table.

Below, we will explore 4 reasons why restaurants should invest in customized insulated tote bags as the successor to traditional food delivery packaging options.

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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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