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THE SHOPPING BAG: A BRIEF AND EXCITING HISTORY

It is difficult to imagine a time without shopping bags: plastic, reusable, or otherwise. They are utilitarian, commonplace, and always there when you need one. But this seemingly endless and extremely useful commodity wasn’t always around to help make our lives easier.     Early Inventions: Shopping bags didn’t even exist before the late 1800s. Shoppers […]

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PLASTIC IS (NOT) IN THE BAG

Americans are drowning in plastic. More specifically, plastic bags. According to the EPA, in 2015 the United States produced over 4 million tons of plastic bags and only about 350,000 tons of those were recycled. Plastic bags often end up in the street gutter, clogging up the drains, blowing through the park, and getting snagged […]

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5 STEPS TO ATTAINING SUSTAINABILITY

For companies interested in reducing waste and increasing the sustainability of their packaging, there’s more than one way to skin that cat.  If it ends up costing a little more, (and you want business justification besides doing the right thing) most businesses chalk that up to an investment in their brand. 1.  Use Recycled Materials […]

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PUT YOUR BAG IN GOOD HANDS

It looks like a bag. Feels like a bag. Carries things like a bag. But it’s so much more than just a handy way to carry home a purchase.  For the retailer, that bag is a walking ad campaign. Color, messaging, logo and typeface, materials, weight, handles…every detail says something about your company. To create […]

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What’s In The Box?

Everyone knows the expression, “It’s in the bag”, meaning “it’s a sure thing”. But have you ever heard anyone say, “it’s in the box”? Nope. The term just hasn’t caught on! However, if you’re in the business of providing your products to customers in well-designed boxes, what’s “in the box” is what it’s all about. […]

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