Use Promo Products to Demonstrate Your Commitment to Sustainable Decisions and Practices
September 12, 2022 at 11:19 am

Sustainability is more than just another trend–it’s our future. And for many consumers, it’s become an active part of their lifestyle that directly influences their spending decisions. In fact, sustainability is so important to the average consumer that companies like yours are expected to play a role in these eco-friendly efforts. According to a survey…

Black Algae Ink: The Next Big Thing in Eco-Friendly Packaging
September 9, 2022 at 10:33 am

As the promotional industry looks for new ways to be environmentally conscious with its products, finding natural dyes and inks are becoming more common. EcoEnclose, which makes sustainable packaging for e-commerce brands, is using the ink on branded packaging tape and on shipping boxes.

Heinz Added Real Ketchup Stains to Branded Apparel 'Drop'
September 2, 2022 at 11:04 am

Heinz took more than 150 pieces of vintage apparel and "decorated" them with a drop of ketchup, celebrating imperfections and encouraging people to hold onto their old clothes—especially if they double as promotional products.

Patagonia's New Tee-Cycle T-shirts Are Made From Old, Recycled T-shirts
August 11, 2022 at 11:49 am

Patagonia recently set up an apparel repair center in Amsterdam to try to minimize apparel waste. But, for those garments beyond just repair, Patagonia is turning old shirts into new ones. The brand's new Tee-Cycle T-shirts are made with 100% recycled materials, including fibers made using post-consumer recycled cotton from old T-shirts...

Patagonia to Open Apparel Repair Center
July 18, 2022 at 11:10 am

Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia has partnered with a Dutch textile platform to create a new apparel repair center for affiliated brands. The goal, according to Just-Style, is to divert 1 million kilograms (2,204,622 lbs.) of apparel waste from ending up in landfills by making 300,000 clothing repairs annually...

California's New Plastic Packaging Law Is the Strictest in the U.S.
July 15, 2022 at 8:00 am

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a new law in the state that all packaging must be recyclable or compostable by 2032 in an effort to cut plastic packaging by 25 percent. It also requires 65% of all single-use plastics be recycled in that same 10-year window. “Our kids deserve a future free of plastic waste…

Canada Introduces Sweeping New Single-Use Plastics Ban
June 27, 2022 at 1:07 pm

In an effort to curb plastic pollution, the Canadian government has prohibited the manufacture, import, sale and eventual export of six single-use plastic items: checkout bags, cutlery, food service products containing "problematic plastics," straws and more. The ban on importing will come into effect in December 2022, with the sale prohibition going into effect December 2023...

PowerStick’s One-For-One Program Results In 10,000 Trees Planted Across North America
June 22, 2022 at 10:20 am

In the 12 months since Ottawa-based supplier PowerStick began partnering with the nonprofit One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every order received, it has been responsible for planting 10,000 trees across North America. The trees have been planted in Canada (New Brunswick, Ontario and British Columbia), in the U.S. (California, Idaho, Oregon and across Appalachia), and in Mexico...