Los Angeles City Council recently passed a motion granting preliminary approval to a measure that would outlaw plastic bags at grocery stores. As the second largest municipality in the United States, the measure – which would take effect January 1 2014 – carries a lot of weight.It’s estimated that the outright ban on disposable plastic bags at all stores that sell groceries, including supermarkets, drug stores and others will get rid of 2 billion plastic bags a year.
What About Consumers?
Shoppers will be left with two options:
• Purchase paper bags for ten cents each
• Purchase and bring their own reusable bags
While the move is supported by environmentalists and the California Grocers Association, predictably, the plastic bag industry has been critical.
Overall in North America, similar measures have had mixed results. Some cities, like Toronto, have flip flopped on the issue and the measure still needs final approval, but the trend seems clear: disposable plastic bags are on the way out for good.
A move towards reusable bags spells opportunity for savvy retailers. Reusable bags can be
• Branded with your logo and text
• Customized with a selection of colours, styles and materials to suit your needs
Offering your customers reusable bags means your brand is getting free exposure all over town.
At ICEGREEN, we can offer you multiple reusable bag solutions from simple shopping totes to customizable multi-pocket specialty bags and more. We offer a range of colour choices and can customize designs with your logo and brand name.
As one of North America’s “fastest growing” manufacturers of contaminant-free and lead-free bags and other products, ICEGREEN carries a wide-variety of customizable, stylish and commercially viable packaging options for B2C, B2B and Non-Profit customers large and small, including:
• Reusable bags for retail, groceries or promotions
• Customizable Reusable bags for branding
• Thermal bags
• Paper bags
• Eco-friendly poly bags
• Nylon bags
• Tree-free stone paper bags
• Eco-jewellery packaging & gift boxes
• Recycled gift wrap
• Eco-friendly plain tissue paper
• And more…
Contact us today to find out more about reusable bags. Your customers will love them – and so will you!
Evolve your business. Go green with ICEGREEN today.
We manufacture and distribute a variety of innovative and environmentally responsible solutions that make sense for businesses and consumers alike. These include custom printed reusable bags, thermal bags, paper bags, eco-friendly poly bags, nylon bags, and tree-free stone paper bags. We also offer eco-jewellery packaging & gift boxes, recycled gift wrap, and eco-friendly plain tissue paper.
Our products are made from a wide range of materials including cotton, bamboo, recycled PET, FSC-certified Kraft paper and many others. Most of our materials used contain recycled content and are recyclable as well.
Supplying Custom Reusable Bags and other packaging across Canada including: Alberta, Edmonton, Calgary, British Columbia, Vancouver, Manitoba, Winnipeg, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Halifax, Ontario, Toronto, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Montreal, Saskatchewan, Regina, Northwest Territories, Yellowknife, Nunavut, Iqaluit, Yukon, Whitehorse. In fact, we can ship to the U.S. and worldwide.