Parts of L.A. county have now banned ‘single-use’ plastic bags. These are the typical, traditional plastic bags that have been used in grocery stores for decades. This ban is not alone in the state of California. Many other districts have placed the same ban already.
The measure was adopted by a 3-1 vote in November 2010, supervisors of the county, citing extraordinarily high levels of contamination of residential areas and water bodies. Trashed plastic bags make up almost 25% of the county to clean the litter!
Not only does the latter prohibition prevent stores from giving customers plastic bags for single use, it also goes another step and requires stores to charge a fee of 10 cents for every paper bag. Small plastic bags to contain fruit, vegetables or raw meat separate from other groceries will not be affected by the new law.
This plastic bag ban in California is not entirely a bad thing. Bans plastic bags will create a huge promotional opportunity. Local businesses in the County of Los Angeles would pay attention!
Now that customers do not have access to plastic bags (and reduced access to the paper) – reusable shopping bags with logo printing have quickly become a necessity. Your company can fill an important void by providing non-woven grocery totes to promote to their clients, potential clients and even employees. Beneficiaries will not only appreciate practical gifts, but the printed packaging, will also help create some exposure for brand marketing at any time and wherever they are implemented.
Remember, do not try to change too many things at once. Going green is good for the environment, but only if you actually do. Make small changes, yes, the later stages will come later. You must ensure that you’re still in business to make money and have fun doing it!
When a company has begun to make changes in its impact on the environment, customers need to know! A method of ensuring that customers know that changes are reusable shopping bags with the logo. Companies can use green bags marked to show his customers new environmental measures taken. A logo and slogan can be printed on promotional canvas bag that says something like. “We have Green Initiative” Customers feel much they buy into a company that helps the environment, and also love the new shopping bag given reusable!
Reusable shopping bags are the best form of a mobile billboard. Everyone will see the logo printed on the side.