Summer is in full swing, which means hot (and for our team here in Maine…humid) days are here to stay. Nicer weather means that more people will be adventuring outside and enjoying the fresh air. People will be taking their drinks, snacks, and outdoor essentials on the go with them outside, meaning that they’ll be using a bag when packing up for the day or grabbing a bag at the store when they pick up their essentials. But what kind of bag are they reaching for? Unfortunately, for many it’s still a single-use plastic bag rather than reusable bags. Continue reading
Tag Archives: Sustainability
Prioritize Sustainability with Reusable Bags
Canada Schedules Single-Use Plastics Ban
Over the last decade or so, we have seen consumer trends and priorities shift heavily towards sustainability. Environmental groups have urged government officials across the globe to prioritize sustainable practices on every level as climate change continues to be one of the biggest threats current and future generations. Although this measure has moved slowly at the government level due to a variety of reasons, progress has continued to be made over time. One concrete step towards a more sustainable future has come from Canada, as they publicly schedule a ban on popular single-use plastics to take place over the next few years. This is a huge undertaking and will hopefully result in reduced waste across the country! Continue reading
Earth Month Reflections: Could You Lead A Plastic-Free Life?
You may have read the title of this blog and immediately thought “no way”. In today’s world, this seems like an almost impossible task, and one that many people may think is not worth it. All you have to do is start thinking about commonly used items to realize that plastic is everywhere. Whether its single-use or reusable, plastic has become a pillar of our society. So how do you even start living a life that’s free of plastic? As we approach Earth Day, let’s talk about ways we can make influential change on an individual level. Continue reading
What’s the Best Reusable Bag for Sustainability?
As springtime begins and the weather starts to get warmer, more opportunities for outdoor events and gatherings start unfolding! From school sports games to community outreach, we have a wide range of custom bags to fit your needs. A lot of outdoor events like farmers markets and community garden events seem to have one theme in common: sustainability! You may be wondering: what is the best reusable bag that aligns with my values of sustainability? Look no further! We’ll highlight some of the reusable bag choices if sustainability is important to you. Continue reading
Promote Healthy Living with Eco-Friendly Bags
Promoting and living a healthy lifestyle is something that more and more people are working towards. While you’re improving your health, you can also improve the environment. Eco-friendly bags are perfect for your new schedule and for reducing single-use plastics. This change will benefit you in the long run since a healthier Earth means a healthier you!
Eco-friendly bags in our mind are any bags that you can use to replace single-use plastic bags. These eco-friendly bags can be made from any material and used for any purpose! We love reusable bags when we’re travelling, going shopping, or to any event where we need to bring some items. They’re also perfect for events or project where you won’t want to carry everything in your hands. Continue reading
5 Easy Swaps to Live More Sustainably with Custom Reusable Bags
In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of “green” products as more and more people begin to prioritize sustainability in their lives. Reusable items, like custom reusable bags, are a great way to incorporate sustainability into our daily habits. As we know, climate change has only escalated over recent years, so taking action on a personal level is more important than ever! For those wanting to make more sustainable choices in their own life and home, here are some easy swaps you can utilize today! Continue reading
Reusable Shopping Bags: What Are Your Options?
Recently, our state passed a bag ban on plastic bags (read more about it here). We’ve been thinking about these changes and how we are going to adapt to this ban. Bringing reusable shopping bags with us as we run our errands is a change that we’re all getting used to.
One thing that makes this change easier is having reusable shopping bags that are perfectly suited for all your trips out and about. Reusable shopping bags can be simple or complex. From quick runs to a full day of shopping, we have a bag that will fit your every requirement and need! Continue reading
Maine’s Bag Ban: What Is Changing?
On July 1st, our home state of Maine passed a statewide ban on plastic bags. This bag ban on single use plastic bags is a great step towards being more environmentally friendly. These plastic bags are flimsy and easily destructible. Retailers will now be carrying paper bags, reusable plastic bags, or both. Some single use plastics are exempt from this law, including pharmacy bags and deli bags.
Maine passed legislature to ban single use plastic bags in 2019, but coronavirus put a halt to everyone’s plans. The bag ban got pushed back twice since the pandemic happened. The first delay was because of concerns about spreading germs and the virus. It was then delayed a second time due to disruption in packing supplies brought on by the pandemic. Now if you’re caught at the store without a reusable bag, you’ll have to pay for them. Continue reading
Reducing Single Use Plastics with ChicoBag Custom Reusable Bags
Bulletin Bag’s goal of reducing the need for single use plastic bags is an important step in the broader reduction of unnecessary waste. But another important piece is ensuring that our manufacturers care as much as we do. One factory that is making amazing strides in environmental sustainability is ChicoBag. ChicoBag’s president, Andy Keller, has introduced a wide variety of initiatives to help drive forward these goals.
Rags2Bags: Making Reusable Bags…and a Difference
Did you know that this month is celebrated as Plastic Free July? The campaign originated in Australia but is now a worldwide effort to encourage people to stop using disposable plastics. They say that it takes 30 days to make a new habit stick, so the hope is that by the end of the month, participants have made some shifts in thinking.
Frankly, if you’re reading our blogs, you likely already HAVE shifted your thinking, like the dozen women in Florida who came together and created Rags2Bags. The organization has made and distributed more than 2,000 reusable shopping bags throughout their community! Continue reading