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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Retailers are finding a new way to engage with their customers. Conversational commerce, or getting in touch via messaging apps utilizing natural language technologies, is quickly becoming an effective tool for retailers. Messaging apps for retailers can be a game changer when it comes to communicating with customers.
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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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.
Marketing with a custom reusable bag is a smart choice for your brand and the planet. Since they are designed to be used again and again, reusable bags are constantly reminding consumers about your brand, or introducing your brand to people for the first time while also reducing plastic pollution.
Reusable bags are environmentally friendly because they do away with the need and use of disposable plastic bags. When a reusable bag is made from recycled or sustainable materials it is even more eco-friendly.
A major decision when it comes to creating a custom reusable bag is how to choose the fabric to use to create your one-of-a-kind bag. All of the fabrics we offer are durable and dependable and are designed and certified to withstand a heavy load, so you can rest assured that your custom reusable bag will deliver reliable results.
To see how our custom reusable bags preformed when put to the test check this out. Keep reading to learn more about the fabric we offer and how to choose the right fabric for your custom reusable bag.
Creating a memorable brand experience for your customers is a surefire way to ensure that you stand out from the competition and stay front of mind when important purchasing decisions are being made. We all know that, today more than ever, purchasing decisions are not just made when consumers are standing inside the walls of your brick and mortar store.
Today, consumer purchasing decisions are being made seamlessly throughout the day at every step of the customer journey from searching for products on Google on their iPhone to asking their friends and family for suggestions, to looking at reviews online and even following along with brands on social media.
Creating a memorable brand experience is an important way for your brand to engage with your customers in a meaningful way that will create a long-term relationship with your brand that will pay off for both of you.
We’ve rounded up three ways retailers can stand out from the competition and leave a memorable and significant impression on your customers.
Social media is an incredible tool that puts retailers in direct contact with customers and potential customers, but it is not as easy as it looks. In theory, you can get real time data and feedback and engage with your fans and followers in a meaningful way. In theory, proper use of social media will push massive traffic to your retail site or retail brick and mortar stores and increase sales.
Social media also takes a lot of work. If you’re not picking up followers and getting likes and Retweets or traffic or sales, it can be discouraging. Most retailers report that they are not hitting their goals and getting everything they hoped to get out of social media.
Our mission is to reduce plastic, and help our clients do the same while promoting their brands. We believe reusable promotional products serve a twofold purpose: they are effective marketing tools and they are good for the planet. Over the last 20 plus years, a lot of businesses have joined with us in the reusable movement to reduce plastic, help secure loyalty from their customers, and do right by the planet. How can the reusable movement benefit your business?
Your customers are a great resource in terms of spreading your branding message, because they already love shopping with you. Give your customers the tools they need to help share their love for your brand and get your brand noticed by prospects with custom reusable bags.
When it comes to marketing tools, custom reusable shopping bags are a great choice. They are universally useful so your customers can use them to carry groceries, clothing and other goodies home from your store, or they can use them to tote clothes to the gym or to carry just about anything anyplace. While your customers use your custom reusable shopping bags, your customers are advocating for your brand and getting your store noticed.