5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Reusable Bags

5 Reasons to Be Thankful for Reusable Bags

There is so much to be thankful for and we consider ourselves lucky to have such an abundance of great people and good things happening in our lives. While thinking over everything we’re thankful for that got us thinking about just how thankful we are for reusable bags, so we thought we’d put together a list of the 5 reasons we’re thankful for reusable grocery bags!

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Trade Show Tip of The Week…You Need TSNN and iTS

Trade Show Tip of The Week…You Need TSNN and iTS

As some of you may know I am our Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Factory Direct Promos. I consider myself fortunate to handle the marketing for FDP, as well as all SBS Brands, because I really believe in the work we do and I think small changes in people’s everyday routines at home and at work can collectively have a massive and positive impact on the environment. I enjoy writing for FDP and sharing green marketing, business, and trade show tips but I also get the chance to venture out and gather great tips for you from some great thought leaders in the industry.

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Montreal Mayor Proposes Bag Ban

Montreal Mayor Proposes Bag Ban

Mayor Denis Coderre recently approached the City Council with a proposal to ban single-use plastic bags in retail stores throughout Montreal.

“Personally, I think we should ban them,” Coderre said. “But we have to consult properly so that all players in society can contribute fully.”

This notion of a bag ban was spurred by California’s recent state-wide ban, although Montreal has proven to be very environmentally minded. Even NYC is getting in on the bag ban wagon.

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The Perfect Pairing for Your Corporate Holiday Gift of Wine, Champagne and Sparkling Juices

The Perfect Pairing for Your Corporate Holiday Gift of Wine, Champagne and Sparkling Juices

Wine, champagne, and sparkling juices can be a thoughtful holiday corporate gift and one that is sure to please, but your holiday gift should remind the recipients of your brand, and the perfect way to do that is to package, or wrap, your gift in a reusable wine tote. A reusable wine tote is good for your brand and the environment Long beyond the holidays.

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3 Reasons to Finally Ditch the Plastic Water Bottle

3 Reasons to Finally Ditch the Plastic Water Bottle

In our most recent infographic we make sense of bottled water. From the expense to the environmental impact of the packaging and transporting the product, there are a lot of reasons why bottled water is just not worth it. By comparison, in our last post we talked about how tap water is a lot more cost effective and it even tastes better. Today we are pouring out three reasons why you need to ditch the plastic water bottle.

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What’s The Problem with Tap Water?

What’s The Problem with Tap Water?

Tap water has a bad rep, and there really is no reason for this. As the sales of bottled water soar, making it a multibillion dollar a year industry, it begs the question what’s the problem with tap water? The answer is there is no problem with most municipal water supplies. There are instances when municipalities will issue a boil water alert, but aside from such warnings tap water is great. You can even check the quality of your water at the EPA’s site.

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California Bans The Bag But What State Will Be Next?

California Bans The Bag But What State Will Be Next?

It is really great news for the environment that California passed a statewide single-use plastic bag ban and we’re still so excited. This is such a big step and will have a massive impact (for the better!) on the environment. California Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 270 but California is facing some opposition. Still, as of right now, the ban is set to go into effect starting next July, but there are some disposable plastic bag manufacturers looking to repeal this law. We are optimistic that the California bag ban will hold up and we’re also interested to see who follows California’s lead and that got us thinking about which state could be next to enact a disposable plastic bag ban.

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Doing Business in California? Here’s What You Need to Know About the Bag Ban

Doing Business in California? Here’s What You Need to Know About the Bag Ban

The California state-wide disposable plastic bag ban, also known as SB 270, will certainly alter business in the state if the Governor, Jerry Brown signs it into law on September 30. The law aims to ban disposable plastic bags in supermarkets and drug stores starting on July 1, 2015 and will apply to smaller grocery stores and convenience stores beginning July 1, 2016. The law levies a 10-cent fee on paper and reusable bags. Clearly, the ban will impact grocery, drug and convenience stores since these establishments will have to comply with the ban, but the ramifications will extend far beyond the checkout line.

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