Eco-Friendly

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...

Burger King's New Reusable Packaging for Burgers and Drinks Is Pretty Groundbreaking
October 23, 2020 at 11:04 am

Burger King is trying out reusable packaging at a few locations next year through a partnership with the Loop platform. Loop is a collective effort from companies like Procter & Gamble, Nestle, Unilever, PepsiCo and more to limit waste by offering products in reusable packaging. Customers in Tokyo, Portland and New York will get to…

The Future of Packaging Is Recycled and Eco-Friendly
October 20, 2020 at 1:58 pm

The world is moving toward a more eco-friendly future. We’re biking more, we’re limiting our single-use items like water bottles and bags, and packaging has become more minimal and constructed with more eco-friendly materials. It’s something we noticed at the 2020 PPAI Expo—a major shift toward sustainable material like paper and other recycled/recyclable materials, and…

Start-Up Creates Fully Biodegradable Plastic Water Bottle
October 15, 2020 at 12:23 pm

Cove, a California-based company, received financial backing to create a water bottle made entirely from biodegradable materials, including the cap, label and adhesives. The product is set for a small launch in December, and a wider release in stores in January, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer...

H&M Turns Old T-shirts Into Sweaters and Blankets In Store
October 14, 2020 at 12:50 pm

Apparel recycling is getting more advanced by the day, and fast fashion brands like H&M are doing their bit to repair their reputation for selling cheap, short-lived apparel destined for a landfill. Some H&M locations in Stockholm are now going to have an in-store apparel…

Canada Plans National Single-Use Plastic Ban by 2021, Trade Groups Claim USMCA Foul
October 12, 2020 at 12:07 pm

The Canadian government recently unveiled its plan to ban single-use plastics on a national level. The legislation, which includes a ban on single-use grocery checkout bags, straws, stir sticks, six-pack rings, plastic cutlery and food takeout containers from “hard-to-recycle plastics,” is set to go into effect by the end of 2021, Environmental Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said...