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July 2018

How to Reduce Waste during Move-in Week

College students will soon be heading back to school and moving into new dorms, apartments and Greek housing. Moving can generate a lot of waste from packing supplies to buying or bringing things that aren’t needed. A little effort and pre-planning can have a great impact on reducing waste during move-in week.

The easiest thing students can do to minimize waste and save money is to talk to your roommate(s) before move-in day and coordinate who will be bringing what. There’s no need for two microwaves, two coffee pots or two dorm refrigerators. Speaking of appliances, microwaves and...

Will Banning Straws Save the Planet? Maybe Not, But it has Started an Important Conversation

Some of the most wasted plastic items are actually not needed at all. One example; when it comes to consuming beverages, straws are completely unnecessary except for a small number of people with certain medical conditions. According to the National Park Service, Americans alone use 500 million straws daily. 

When research exposed the negative environmental impact of producing single-use plastic bags and the harm they do to everything from wildlife to plumbing when discarded, an international movement of...


Choosing Promotional Products for Your Next Zero Waste Event

Zero waste events are on the rise. For decades, conventions and meetings have produced huge amounts of waste from paper to disposable water bottles. Now convention and meeting goers are expecting greener meetings with small waste-reduction strategies like recycling or events that are completely zero waste. 

When planning green meetings or events, it all begins with choosing the location for your event. One of the easiest ways to plan a greener meeting is by choosing a destination that is easily accessible for out of town attendees. Is there public transportation from the airport?...

Promotional Products for Sustainability-Minded Craft Breweries

Beer enthusiasts’ thirst for craft beer continues to grow. According to the Brewers Association, overall U.S. beer volume sales were down 1% in 2017, whereas craft brewer sales continued to grow at a rate of 5% by volume, reaching 12.7% of the U.S. beer market by volume. Craft production grew the most for microbreweries.

In addition to producing great tasting beer, craft breweries are making an impact on local economies. Craft breweries support local communities through property and...