Eco-Friendly

FDA Temporarily Relaxes Hand Sanitizer Ethanol Restrictions to Increase Supply
June 9, 2020 at 12:07 pm

In order to keep up with demand for hand sanitizer, particularly in the health care space, the FDA has temporarily relaxed its restrictions on fuel- and technical-grade ethanol, and the amount of certain impurities present in the production process. These are temporary rules aimed at increasing hand sanitizer availability while demand remains sky high...

7 Promotional Products for National Nurses Week
May 7, 2020 at 3:29 pm

National Nurses is a chance to show appreciation for everything nurses do on a daily basis, and it's especially important now as nurses battle the COVID-19 pandemic. While one week isn't enough to show our thanks, here are seven promotional products ideas to suggest to clients for National Nurses week, or just for any sort of health worker appreciation program...

Orbus Diverts 87% of Its Total Waste From Landfills in 2019
March 19, 2020 at 1:17 pm

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, Woodridge, Ill., reported that it has diverted 87 percent of its total waste from landfills by recycling aluminum, plastic, fabric and cardboard, cores and paper in 2019. Orbus has two full-time team members dedicated to labor associated with the recycling efforts and several dedicated to the management of the recycling…

Starbucks Is Quietly Testing a New, Greener Single-Use Coffee Cup
March 17, 2020 at 2:06 pm

Just shy of two years after it launched the NextGen Cup Challenge to develop a completely recyclable and compostable cup, Starbucks has announced that it’s testing new environmentally friendly cups in some locations, including New York, San Francisco, Seattle, London and Vancouver...

Alternative Apparel Says Goodbye to Virgin Poly
February 10, 2020 at 10:37 am

Alternative Apparel, Norcross, Ga., announced that it will replace all virgin polyester with 100 percent recycled polyester in manufacturing beginning this year. This pledge to the planet makes the eco-focused apparel brand first in the printwear market to take this step...

Hit Promotional Products Now Offers Carbon Neutral Shipments
January 31, 2020 at 10:11 am

Hit Promotional Products, Largo, Fla., announced the offering of carbon neutral shipments via UPS. In a continuing effort toward corporate sustainability, Hit is taking steps to reduce its environmental impact every day. It has taken a large stride toward this by collaborating with UPS, its primary logistics carrier, to offset carbon emissions on shipments leaving…

Check Out These 'Infinitely Recyclable' Aluminum Bud Light Cups for the Super Bowl
January 29, 2020 at 10:49 am

Centerplate, Ball Corporation and Bud Light announced an agreement to bring Ball's infinitely recyclable aluminum cups to guests at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens for Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020. Ball, a leader in sustainable aluminum beverage packaging, designed the lightweight aluminum cups in response to growing consumer preference for more sustainable…