Multi-Family Residential Recycling Begins with The Bag at Waste Expo 2018

Multi-Family Residential Recycling Begins with The Bag at Waste Expo 2018

Solving The Multi-Family Residential Recycling Dilemma Recycling in multi-family unit dwellings is a challenge. Space is limited and compliance from and education for residents on your recycling program can be challenging. This week the crew from Factory Direct Promos is heading to Las Vegas for the 50th anniversary of the Waste Expo to share a solution that […]

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Do Not Miss This Earth Day FLASH SALE on Insulated Totes!

Do Not Miss This Earth Day FLASH SALE on Insulated Totes!

Secure a Great Deal on These Reusable Insulated Totes We are running an eco-special on our reusable insulated totes in honor of Earth Day! For a limited time, you can take advantage of next column pricing on our Ecolife Insulated Tote! The Fine Print This eco special is available on orders placed on our Ecolife […]

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Latest News on Plastic Bag Bans in New York

Latest News on Plastic Bag Bans in New York

For 10 years now, New York has struggled with efforts to pass bag fees or even plastic bag bans. Every time it seems like a fee is inevitable, there is a setback that erases the previous plans. While efforts have stalled in New York City, cities and counties throughout the rest of New York state have successfully passed plastic bag bans and fees. We have written about the pros and cons of banning plastic bags in the past. Keep reading to learn more about the plastic bag ban movement in New York state and check out our map of plastic bag bans to learn about the global movement.

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Iowa City to Implement Apartment Recycling by End of 2018

Iowa City to Implement Apartment Recycling by End of 2018

A large rental market and low recycling rates pushed officials in Iowa City to take a stand. Renters in multifamily homes and apartment buildings typically do not recycle, but by the end of 2018 all multifamily apartments and condominiums with more than four units must provide recycling for tenants. The new law aims to streamline waste management to better serve the community, but an effective solution is required to address the difficulties renters face when recycling. Reusable recycling bags offer an easy solution for tenants, property managers and landlords to follow the new law.

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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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SaniPro Disposal Leads Waste Industry in Banning Plastic Bags

SaniPro Disposal Leads Waste Industry in Banning Plastic Bags

At the start of 2017, a disposable plastic bag ban became effective in New Castle, New York. The outfit that handles recycling pickup in this city, SaniPro Disposal, is taking things a step further and putting an end to picking up recyclables placed in plastic bags. This move further reduces the need and reliance on disposable plastic bags and helps pave the way for reusable recycling bags.

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The Features That Make Reusable Recycling Bags Valuable

The Features That Make Reusable Recycling Bags Valuable

Convenience is king, especially when it comes to making routine tasks easier for consumers to complete. One such routine task that most consumers take on is recycling. The recycling process isn’t cut and dry and everybody goes about it differently. Sometimes, it’s neglected altogether. In fact, the EPA estimates that 75 percent of the American waste stream is recyclable, with only 30 percent being recycled.
Sustaining and improving the environment for future generations requires an improvement in those numbers. Reusable recycling bags present a potential solution. Simplifying the recycling process from an individual level to the level of multi-family dwellings with reusable recycling bags provides value for consumers and brands alike.
Recycling bins can be underutilized because of the hassle that comes with them and a new option for recycling is long overdue. With this in mind, we recently outlined the benefits of reusable bags for recycling in multi-family dwellings. This time around, we have identified design elements of these reusable bags that will make a difference, as well as different aspects that should be considered when creating your unique bag.

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How Recycled Bags Go From Trash to Treasure

How Recycled Bags Go From Trash to Treasure

Single-use plastic bags serve their purpose in the short term, providing a quick and easy way to transport items from one place to the next. But, what happens next?

Our infographic detailing the life cycle of a plastic bag tells the story of what goes into making them and breaking them down, and everything in-between. And yet, we feel that there is more to explain when exploring the environmental destruction that plastic bags can cause. There is another side to that story, the one involving recycled bags, and it’s important to examine.

While plastic bags are stuck in their tumultuous lifecycle, eco-friendly consumers are enjoying the journey of their recycled bag. We answer a few questions while looking at the differences between each of these journeys.

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