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Custom Shopping Bags Discounted to Celebrate America Recycles Day!

ard_111511-finalIn honor of America Recycles Day, we are inviting you to take $50 off any order on Bulletin Bag [.com] placed by 5:00 pm EST on 11/18/2011 (standard minimum order requirements apply. Must mention coupon code ARD111511.)

This offer also applies to all of our custom water bottles on Bulletin Bottle [.com].

Since 1997, November 15 has marked America Recycles Day– the ONLY nationally recognized day dedicated to the promotion of recycling in the United States. Communities across the country get together, work together, and try to make recycling bigger and better.

So what are you waiting for? Recycle, America, and spread the love with custom printed reusable bags and custom water bottles !

For more information on America Recycles Day, or how you can get involved, visit

Printed Reusable Bags Popular Earth Day Incentives

green_earthEarth Day is April 22, and it’s not unusual for retailers to offer special incentives to encourage their customers to think about the environment. As usual, we love to hear about reusable grocery bags as vehicles for these promotions!

Here are a few Earth Day-related promos that have hit our radar.

Chicago: Big Bowl restaurants are handing out free “Earth Matters” grocery totes on April 22 with every takeout order. Every time you reuse the bag to pick up food, receive $0.50 off for the life of the reusable bag.

Texas: H-E-B is giving away 250,000 custom printed reusable shopping bags on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Customers who bring in five or more plastic bags for recycling will receive a coupon for one free reusable H-E-B shopping bag. Last year, H-E-B and its customers recycled 3.87 million pounds of plastic bags across the state!

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How Fast Can You Bag Your Reusable Grocery Bags?

bildeLast fall, we told you about the Best Bagger Championships. The contest shifted from plastic bags to reusable grocery bags at its 2010 event.

The 2011 Best Bagger Championships were held last week, and Krystal Smith, a bagger at the Hannaford supermarket in Burlington, Vt., was crowned the best grocery bagger in America. She completed her challenge in 38 seconds!

The contest is a year-long, nationwide program in which the best-of-the-best grocery baggers in the country compete for great prizes and the title of America’s Best Bagger. Contestants are judged on speed, bag-building technique, weight distribution between bags, and style, attitude and appearance.

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Reusable Grocery Bags Get Their Day in the USA

31251They’re doing it in Europe. They’re doing it in Asia (Reusable Bag Day). And, they’re doing it in America.

The 13th Annual America Recycles Day is on November 15. This is the only nationally recognized day dedicated to encouraging people to recycle and buy recycled products. Last year, America Recycles Day featured 750 registered organizations conducting 2,375 events!

Why is this day so important? The amount of energy saved from recycling aluminum and steel cans, plastic PET and glass containers, newsprint and corrugated packaging in 2008 alone was equivalent to:

* The amount of electricity consumed by 17.8 million Americans in one year
* The amount of gasoline used in almost 11 million passenger automobiles in one year
* 7.9 percent of electricity generation from fossil fuels in the U.S. in one year

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Ready? Set? Bag Those Reusable Shopping Bags!

reusable_grocery_bagger_championshipsNow’s the time of year that grocery stores all over the country are digging deep to find its state’s best grocery bagger to represent it at the U.S. Best Bagger National Championship, held in February each year. State champs rise from huge chains and family-owned stores in every corner of the United States.

The proper bagging of groceries is an important part of the operation of a successful retail grocery business, and front-end employees have a major effect on how well a retailer serves the customer. This national competition is the culmination of contests all across the country.

The 2010 Best Bagger National Championship was markedly different: the event switched from paper and plastic to reusable grocery bags. This change was due to the popularity of reusable bags around the country.

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Reusable Bag Day Signals Reusable Bags Are Here To Stay

maui2The Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines has proclaimed every Wednesday as “Reusable Bag Day”. The move is meant to encourage the public to return to basics, to move away from their wasteful habits and help prevent environmental problems.

The announcement comes on the heels of a government-signed agreement with the Earthday Network Philippines and 12 supermarket chains to help reduce the use of plastic bags in the country. As part of Reusable Bag Day, no free plastic bags will be given to customers. Also expressing an interest in joining the government’s efforts are plastics manufacturers in that country.

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Hey High School Students! Maine Energy Idols Competition Underway!

Efficiency Maine’s Maine Energy Idols Music Video Competition is underway—and the top prize is $1,000 and a public service television spot! Grab your friends and produce a 60 second music video combining your musical talents and video producing skills with your knowledge of energy efficiency. They’re looking for entertaining, informative, and thought-provoking spots that educate the public about energy efficiency. Potential topics include compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), alternative energy sources, hybrid vehicles, bio-fuels, energy evaluations, Kill-a-Watt energy meters, etc. We personally think this is the best idea we’ve heard in a long time AND a great way to get the word out about how detrimental plastic bags and paper bags are to the environment.

Think you have what it takes? Hurry…the contest ends May 26, 2010. For all the details, and how to enter, visit Efficiency Maine’s website.

CVS/pharmacy To Support World Wildlife Fund

Remember CVS/pharmacy’s GreenBagTag program that we discussed late last year? Well, CVS is once again making do-gooder headlines with this campaign.

Today the chain announced its support of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in conjunction with the GreenBagTag program launched last fall. Starting on April 1st, for one year, CVS/pharmacy will donate 5 cents to World Wildlife Fund for every GreenBagTag sold to help protect the future of nature around the world.

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Can You Go A Day Without A Plastic Bag?

sealion_plasticbagLooking for ways bring your community together through a reusable bag promotion? Try engaging your community, city, county or state in an event like Heal the Bay’s A Day Without A Bag.

More than 50 locations throughout Los Angeles County are giving away nearly 20,000 reusable bags on December 17, 2009 as part of the third annual “A Day Without a Bag,” which urges consumers to forego environmentally harmful single-use plastic grocery bags and paper bags in favor of reusable totes.

The event, organized by environmental group Heal the Bay, is sponsored by the City and County of Los Angeles. Dozens of community groups will be conducting reusable bag giveaways and grassroots education for consumers and free reusable shopping bags will be available to patrons of high-profile retail centers throughout the region.

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