Eco-Friendly

New Jersey Considers Nation’s Strictest Ban on Single-Use Plastics, Other Materials
December 10, 2019 at 1:47 pm

Through a bill in the very early stages of consideration, New Jersey would enact the nation’s strictest ban on single-use plastics. Sources on the proposal note that plastic bags, along with paper bags and Styrofoam, would mostly become relics of commerce in the state, and would align New Jersey with eight other states that hold bans on plastic bags...

Fashion Editors Pen Open Letter to Brands Calling for Reduced Waste in Holiday Promotional Gifts
November 15, 2019 at 1:05 pm

Editors from various fashion publications are telling PR folks, “Thanks, but no thanks” this holiday season. It’s not that they don’t want gifts. Everyone loves free stuff. But it’s that when companies send things like samples, gifts and promotional products to these publications, it usually comes with a lot of waste, especially attention-grabbing packaging for…

S&S Activewear Opens Most Sustainable Distribution Center in Its Network
September 30, 2019 at 11:39 am

S&S Activewear has relocated its operations from its 450,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Bolingbrook, Ill., to a brand new, 750,000 sq. ft., sustainability-focused distribution center in nearby Lockport. This new facility will expand the company’s Midwest footprint by 300,000 sq. ft. and bring its nationwide total to 3.5 million sq. ft. S&S designed the…

BDA, Shumsky Begin QCA Certification Program
September 26, 2019 at 11:10 am

In order to continue meeting buyer demands for brand safety and responsible sourcing, Woodinville, Washington-based Bensussen Deutsch & Associates LLC. (BDA), as well as Dayton, Ohio-based Shumsky/Boost Engagement, have applied to participate in the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) Compliance Certification Program. QCA, the only coalition dedicated to ensuring accountability and independent validation of corporate responsibility…

Are Those No-Wash T-shirts Worth It?
September 25, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Laundry is a pretty tedious task. The washing, the sorting, the folding, the hanging. That's not even taking into account those of us who have to walk 15 miles in the snow, uphill both ways, to the closest laundromat! Wouldn't it just be easier if we never had to wash our clothes again? Yes, it…

Grossman Marketing Group's Ben Grossman on SwagCycle, Promo's Coolest New Service for Brands
September 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

Ben Grossman of Grossman Marketing Group joined the show to talk about SwagCycle, a new sustainability program we're honestly pretty excited about. Ben told us how it went from idea to reality and gave us some real-life examples of big-name brands that have already participated. Plus, Sean and Brendan discuss a new merch-selling feature from Facebook and issue an important alien-related correction...