Eco-Friendly

How One City Is Using Branded Trash Bags to Limit Waste
January 21, 2021 at 10:25 am

The city of Columbia, Mo., has passed legislation that only trash bags with official city branding on them will be accepted by sanitation workers in an effort to minimize excess waste and improve safety conditions for workers. Columbia had previously issued bags with the city’s logo on them. But, starting Feb. 1, the logoed bags will be the only ones sanitation workers accept...

Koozie Group Debuts New 'Keep It. Give It.' Social Impact and Sustainability Commitment
January 14, 2021 at 9:46 am

Koozie Group, Clearwater, Fla., (previously BIC Graphic North America), has implemented an expanded social impact and sustainability commitment called “Keep It. Give It.” The program is new for the supplier, and aligns with its mission to keep the good going by leaving a positive, lasting impact with the solutions and experiences it delivers...

High-End Scrubs? How a Former Nike Exec Sees the Future of Medical Apparel
January 13, 2021 at 10:32 am

A former Nike executive is starting his own medical apparel company, taking some of the lessons he’s learned from one of the world’s premier apparel brands to the uniforms and workwear sector. Lago, formed by Michael Tang, who most recently served in Nike’s corporate strategy department, will incorporate sustainability practices and high-end design...

Inside Burger King's Big Rebrand: New Logo, New Packaging, New Uniforms (and More)
January 7, 2021 at 10:17 am

Burger King is completely overhauling its brand identity, with a new (throwback) logo, updated packaging and all-new uniforms for employees. Despite the company calling its update a “more modern look,” the new logo will look familiar to most. It’s simple, minimal. And the packaging goes along with it...

The North Face Reportedly Rejected an Oil Company's Jacket Order
December 18, 2020 at 9:23 am

The North Face has reportedly denied a Houston oil company’s order for branded jackets, saying it does not "support the oil and gas industry" in the same way it "would reject the porn or tobacco industry.” Innovex Downhole Solutions CEO Adam Anderson said the jackets were going to be used as holiday gifts for employees...

Koozie Group (Previously BIC Graphic) Launches New 'KG Factor' Sustainable Product Designation
December 14, 2020 at 2:23 pm

Koozie Group (previously BIC Graphic North America) has announced the implementation of a "KG Factor" (Keep It. Give It.) designation identifying 510 products whose designs lessen environmental impact through longevity. The supplier conducted an impartial end-user survey to identify KG Factor items as part of Koozie Group’s larger social impact and sustainability commitment...

5 Packaging Trends You Should Leverage in 2021
December 7, 2020 at 11:39 am

Let’s be real, this year has been one full of unpredictable events and unique challenges. Many markets and industries have had to fight harder than they ever have, while others were able to swing a massive growth in product sales and leads. If we’ve gained any takeaways from these highs and lows, it’s that we…

New Jersey Just Became a Potential Promo Sales Hot Spot This Week
November 5, 2020 at 11:24 am

There have been two major legislative decisions this week in Jersey, both of which have potential repercussions for the promo industry. Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law a ban on single-use plastic bags, paper bags, plastic straws and other plastic packaging. And the state voted on Tuesday to legalize recreational cannabis in the state...