Eco-Friendly

Orbus Wins Sustainable Business Award, Celebrates Environmental Efforts
May 23, 2019 at 12:58 pm

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, Woodridge, Ill., announced that it has been recognized for the Specialty Graphics Imaging Association (SGIA) 2019 Sustainable Business Award. The Sustainable Business Award spotlights companies that have implemented projects to improve employee safety and health, reduce environmental impact, or improved business efficiency. Orbus was recognized specifically for its reduced environmental…

Visstun Introduces Everything Green Program
May 8, 2019 at 11:10 am

Visstun, Las Vegas, announced its Everything Green program. This program replaces Visstun's current paperboard with paperboard that contains 30 percent or more of Sustana's EnviroLife, FSC certified, post-consumer recycled fiber at no additional cost to customers. All paper cup, container and lid products are upgraded, including paper hot, cold, and microwave cups and containers, as…

Starbucks' Color-Changing Branded Cups Keep Selling Out
May 6, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Last we heard from Starbucks, the coffee and sugary drinks giant updated its rewards program to allow members to snag free merch when they save up enough points. This week, Starbucks was back in the news for merch, this time for its new eco-friendly, color-changing branded cups that are so popular, stores are struggling to keep them in stock...

Orbus Recognized as a 2019 Green Giving Partner by Matthew 25: Ministries
May 2, 2019 at 1:01 pm

Orbus Exhibit and Display Group, Woodbridge, Ill., announced that it has been recognized as a 2019 Green Giving PArtner by one of its recycling partners, Matthew 25: Ministries. The Green Giving Partner Seal is awarded to corporate partners that display a commitment toward minimizing corporate waste and supporting humanitarian aid to the needy and disaster…

HanesBrands Celebrates 10th Consecutive U.S. EPA Energy Star Award for Environmental Stewardship
April 24, 2019 at 12:49 pm

HanesBrands’ commitment to be an international leader in energy management and eco-friendly business operations has earned the company its 10th consecutive U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Sustained Excellence/Partner of the Year award for continued success in energy conservation, carbon emissions reduction and environmental sustainability. Hanes was recognized by the EPA for its 2018 environmental…

New York Times Partners With Everlane for Earth Day Apparel
April 15, 2019 at 2:34 pm

For traditional print media outlets, creating merchandise has become a popular means of marketing themselves and earning some extra cash in uncertain times. It's not just limited to smaller alternative publications. Legacy brands like the New York Times have been right alongside newer, nontraditional media outlets like Buzzfeed and Vice when it comes to creating…

Why This Sustainable-Apparel Subscription Service Has a Long Waiting List
April 12, 2019 at 2:16 pm

The last few years have been all about subscription services. We sign up for services that deliver shaving equipment, cleaning supplies and pet toys on a regular basis. They're great because we don't have to do anything but check the mail, but the problem is they do accumulate a bit of waste. That's why Kristy…

The $30,000 Grammys Gift Bag for 2019 Has Some Weird, Wonderful Stuff
February 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm

We are pretty fond of misnomers around here, with Frederic Chopin’s “Minute Waltz,” which takes no fewer than 90 seconds to play, among our favorites. Since the Grammy Awards “gift bag” has come to include items valued at more than $30,000, we are tempted to add it to our misnomers list, as that thing has come to fit enough stuff to give Santa’s sack a run for its money...

Leed’s and FinalStraw Partner to Bring Reusable Straws to Promo Industry
January 17, 2019 at 2:34 pm

Leed’s, New Kensington, Pa., and FinalStraw, a manufacturer of collapsible, reusable straws, announced their exclusive partnership to bring the FinalStraw brand to the promotional products industry. “Leed’s is an industry leader who understands the importance of corporate social responsibility, so our partnership with them felt very natural,” said Emma Cohen, CEO and co-founder for FinalStraw.…