Reusable Bags and Recycled Products for Earth Day 2011

Earth Day is April 22nd and it’s coming up fast. Other than participating in various Earth Day events across your home city, what are some other ways you can make a difference this Earth Day (and every day)?

Use reusable bags

Use reusable bags when you go shopping to help reduce the number of plastic bags that hang around forever in landfills, blow around on city streets and end up in our lakes, rivers and oceans.

Help shoppers go green

More and more consumers want to go green. Help them out through your own branded products for your business: Consider giving away custom-designed reusable bags (like reusable shopping bags and reusable product bags if you’re a grocery store), reusable and recycled paper bags (stronger and greener than your usual high-end boutique paper bags) or reusable newspaper and laundry bags (great for hotels who want to be more environmentally-conscious and cut down on waste).

Support green companies

Take the time to look into “green” companies for products and services you choose to deal with. It’s easy to say the products you use  are ecologically responsible and green, especially on Earth Day. But are they really? Do some research to ensure that companies you do business with really care about the environment – or are they just trying to take advantage of people’s desire to go green and make a buck?

Make reusable products a part of every day life

Consider using reusable or recycled gift-wrap and gift packaging, starting a recycling program at home or at work and investing in stainless steel coffee mugs or BPA-free water bottles instead of relying on plastic.

Earth Day Facts

  • Earth Day was established in 1970 by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson, with 22 million people participating.
  • Earth Day 2007 is considered the largest Earth Day event to date internationally, with at least 1 billion people participating.
  • The “Earth Day” name came from an advertising executive whose birthday fell on April 22nd, and he saw a natural connection because of the rhyming of “Earth Day” with “birthday”.
  • Canada’s first official Earth Day was on September 11th, 1980, but Canada has since adopted the celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd.
  • Today, an estimated 500 million people in 175 different countries participate in Earth Day.   Consider adopting green philosophies of your own by using reusable shopping bags, and incorporating green, reusable and recyclable packaging products into your business practices.

Looking for ways for your business to reduce, reuse and recycle?  If so, contact ICEGREEN today.  We can help.

About ICEGREEN: IceGreen is one of the largest manufacturers of lead-free and washable reusable bags, serving a wide variety of businesses and industries both large and small (Beverage Companies, Grocery Stores, Hotels, Pharmaceuticals and much more)  across North America and globally.  And, as the manufacturer, you’re dealing directly with us, saving you time and money.  Looking for the best in reusable bags and packaging?  Contact ICEGREEN today.