As more and more of the world becomes conscious about the positive effects of the three R’s (recycle, reduce, reuse), it is no surprise that we are seeing more bans on plastic bags. Cities such as Portland, OR have not only banned plastic bags, but are also taking a stand and trying to set an example for the rest of the nation. Bans such as these are aimed at encouraging people to start using reusable bags for their grocery and shopping needs. We are also seeing new Facebook groups popping up that share knowledge, education and discussion boards about disposable plastic products.
Larger corporations, such as Target , are also encouraging the use of reusable bags in their own way; bring in your Target reusable bag when you shop at Target and receive a five cent discount on your total purchase. It might not sound like much, but when you think of all the people bringing in their reusable bags and not taking their goods home in plastic, it makes a big impact and forms new habits.
So what does all of this mean for the Promo World? It means that reusable bags are not only popular, but the new rising trend in promotional products. Distributors are showing that they are supportive of this new green trend and customers want to show that they are doing their part to make the world a cleaner place. Reusable totes and bags are making a presence at tradeshows, community events, races and even at schools at library book bags, hoping to instill the importance of keeping our earth clean at a young age.
The team here at Second Story Promotions believes it is important to recycle, reduce and reuse, which is why we offer several eco-friendly and recyclable products. We strive to do our part to make this world a cleaner and greener place, so remember us, this article and your reusable bags the next time you head to the grocery store, the farmers market or need a great product for a promotion.