Care Tips for Reusable Bags

Published On July 19, 2021
With all the benefits they come with in terms of sustainability and style, you have to take care of your reusable bags. Since you’re using them time and time again, carrying food and often putting them down on dirty surfaces, it’s easy for reusable bags to pick up bacteria that can cross-contaminate your food. It’s important to keep reusable bags clean for your groceries! Learn how to care for recyclable and reusable bags, to keep your Albury Enviro Bags clean
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5 Top Tips for Living With Less Plastic

Published On July 4, 2021
Plastic is so commonplace in our world today that it feels nearly impossible to eliminate it from our lives. However, striving for a plastic-free life is a noble and worthwhile goal for anyone looking to curb their impact on the environment. Fortunately, it’s becoming easier every year as more people demand plastic alternatives and look for ways to reduce plastic use. Here are some of our tips on how you can get started. 1. Use a Reusable Shopping Bag Plastic
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What is the Carbon Footprint of a Reusable Bag?

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Published On June 19, 2021
Reusable bags are made from a wide range of different materials, and the environmental impact of producing those materials also differs widely. For example, it’s often stated that to have a comparable environmental footprint to plastic bags, a cotton bag has to be used thousands of times. However, materials other than cotton perform better in sustainability metrics. The biggest positive of any type of reusable bag in terms of eco-friendliness is that their use cuts down on the amount of
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3 Tips for Reducing Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

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Published On June 4, 2021
Businesses across Australia are looking at how to reduce their carbon footprint and their impact on the environment. Your carbon footprint is an environmental measure of the total greenhouse gas emissions you are contributing to the planet’s atmosphere. As climate change becomes one of the most pressing issues to address in the world, it’s important every organisation plays their part in reducing their footprint wherever possible. Below are some practical and cost effective steps many companies can take to reduce
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4 Benefits of Reusable Shopping Bags to Build Brand Awareness

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Published On May 20, 2021
Finding effective and creative ways to grow your brand awareness is essential for building your business and attracting new customers. While there’s understandably a massive focus on digital marketing efforts, there is one timeless method of promoting your brand - free promotional items. What’s better, the current move away from cheap plastic bags to reusable ones offers an amazing opportunity to brands looking to make an impact. There are hundreds of possibilities when it comes to customised promotional gear to
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Is There a “Best” Kind of Reusable Bag?

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Published On May 5, 2021
Reusable bags are made from a wide variety of materials and fabrics. In truth, there isn’t one type of material that is best because each material carries its own advantages and disadvantages. The best reusable bag depends on what you’re looking for. Some are easier to clean while others are slightly more softer or more durable. To help you pick the best reusable bag for your needs, we’ve put together a guide of the different material options to help with
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Environmental Attributes of Shopping Bag Fabrics – Non-woven Polypropylene

Published On December 18, 2018
Non-woven Polypropylene Bags have long been seen as the budget friendly reusable bag (1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 15 ). These bags have long been favoured by major supermarkets and environmental organisations, not just because of their low cost, but also due to their long life span. Non-woven polypropylene bags create less litter and use significantly less material resources and energy resources than paper bags, cotton bags, or single use plastic bags and do not require the huge water
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Environmental Attributes of Shopping Bag Fabrics – Jute Bags

Published On December 18, 2018
Jute Bags – One of the Most Popular Reusable Shopping Bag Options Jute Bags are attractive, durable, and eco-friendly (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12). Jute fibre is a natural biodegradable and compostable fibre obtained from the jute plant (Corchorus olitorius and Corchorus capsularis). Jute is a rainfed crop which is cultivated mainly in Bangladesh, India and Thailand which account for more than 90 percent of world production. Jute is very fast growing reaching a height of up
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Comparison Of Common Reusable Shopping Bag Fabrics

Published On December 18, 2018
Confused? Too many options to choose from but not enough information? Read the simple guide below so you can choose exactly what you want and not be disappointed later as you learn the facts after making your purchase.   Better environmental options*  Fabric  Comments Hemp Its rapid growth, high output per acre, minimal need for agricultural chemicals, & its high strength, make this one of the most environmentally attractive and sustainable natural fibres. On the downside is the relatively high cost
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9 Ways to Encourage Customer Loyalty and Retention

Published On June 6, 2017
Customer loyalty is crucial to a business’s success. Loyal customers spend more because they keep coming back, and they also provide free word of mouth for your business. Many companies are focused on chasing new customers, but it’s important to take the time to build loyalty with your existing customers. Implementing external marketing programs designed to attract new customers costs more and will often have less return on investment. Here are nine ways you can create meaningful relationships with your
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A Guide to the World of Fairtrade (and How it Can Benefit Your Business)

Published On March 20, 2017
You’ve probably heard of the phrase ‘fairtrade,’ but what exactly does it mean, and how is a fairtrade product different from other products? Fairtrade companies are committed to social justice and human rights, and they work ethically with producers and farmers to promote better social and environmental outcomes for everyone. In the age of the ethical consumer, bearing a fairtrade logo on your products could help you attract more loyal customers, so you’ll want to know all about fairtrade and
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The Ultimate Guide to Promoting Your Business

Published On January 27, 2017
A successful marketing and promotional campaign doesn’t have to be costly to generate real and lasting impact, but it does need to be strategic and well planned for you to maximise your return on investment (ROI). Every impactful marketing campaign starts with you and your marketing team understanding your target audience. From there, you can build on this knowledge to devise effective promotional efforts that not only convert customers in the short term, but also allow you to generate return
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7 Ways to Make Your Backyard More Eco-Friendly

Published On January 3, 2017
When trying to live more eco-friendly or ‘green’, there’s a lot of changes we can make around the home. Some of the methods people will adopt include changing to eco-friendly light bulbs, installing double glazed windows and ensuring the home is properly insulated. But when considering a green lifestyle around the home, we often forget about simple changes we can make to the outdoor areas of our home. While there’s lots you can do indoors, there’s also some really remarkable
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10 Ways to Make the Inside of Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Published On November 17, 2016
Many of us want to ensure we’re helping the planet as much as possible and a lot of the time, ‘being green’ not only helps the environment, but helps our wallets too. By thinking about environmental sustainability in everyday life, you’ll be able to reduce your carbon footprint and help save yourself some money every year. What is eco-friendly? Before getting started, it’s important to understand what is meant by “eco-friendly”. Eco-friendly simply means “earth-friendly”, or something that isn’t harmful
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10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Hemp

Published On November 4, 2016
Hemp (cannabis sativa), not to be confused with marijuana, is a tall-looking plant that can reach heights of up to 4 metres and is currently taking the world by storm. It is a raw material that is environmentally friendly, medicinally beneficial and makes for an amazing and versatile resource (you can even build houses with it). Below you’ll find out all you need to know about hemp and its benefits. What is hemp? This controversial, fast-growing and sustainable plant might
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Jute: The Environmentally Friendly Solution For Decorating Your Home

Published On September 27, 2016
When we think of natural, environmentally friendly fibre, most of us probably think of materials like hemp and cotton. While these are some of the most popular natural products around, they’re not the only alternative - there’s also the fabulous ‘Golden Fibre’, commonly known as jute. Jute is a soft, supple, yet incredible strong fibre that is making waves in the natural material market. It is a biodegradable and compostable material that is extracted from the jute plant, which is
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3 Easy Steps To Take Your Business Paperless

Published On August 24, 2016
For many Australian businesses, riding the electronic wave to a paperless office simply makes sense. Every year, businesses waste hundreds of hours and millions of dollars in revenue looking for documents and paying for paper and printing - something that could easily be remedied by going ‘paperless’. What does going paperless mean for your business? Easy storage With one, simple digital document management system in place, all documents that come into your office can immediately be scanned and electronically stored.
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France Bans Single Use Plastic Bags: Will Australia Do The Same?

Published On July 26, 2016
If you’ve seen the devastating and heart wrenching images of birds and turtles terminally entangled by rubbish, washed up on the beach, you’re more than likely aware of the dangers of plastic bags. While generally only used for several minutes, a plastic bag can hang around for nearly 1,000 years before it breaks down. Turtles, dolphins and whales choke or starve by confusing littered plastic bags for jellyfish, and on land plastic bags frequently kill native birds, fauna and other
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9 End Of Financial Year Resolutions For Your Business

Published On July 12, 2016
The end of the financial year is fast approaching, and no doubt your business is busy trying to complete the yearly accounts, balance the budgets, and get your documentation in order for the tax man. But before the clock finally strikes midnight and brings this financial year to a close, take some time to step back and analyse what's going on in your business, and consider how you can change things for an improved new financial year. Here are 8
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Why Environmental Sustainability Matters In The B2B World

Published On June 21, 2016
One major benefit of being an environmentally responsible business is that it helps you attract more business. When other businesses are looking for partners, they’ll be more attracted to companies with a green conscience as this signifies they are efficient, future-thinking and innovative. It also gives off the perception of running a tighter ship, and having a faster, more trouble-free turnover. Whether these perceptions are true or not, being environmentally sustainable is a key way many businesses grow and create
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How To Plan A Promotional Event

Published On May 16, 2016
Promotional events are an effective and fun way for businesses to get in touch with their clients and audience. They create positive memorable experiences from which people can draw down the track, and help to promote a business's reputation and exposure with clients.   Why do businesses host promotional events? Depending on their size, promotional events can take a lot of planning, involve a lot of work, and can become quite costly. So why do businesses bother? Promotional events are
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10 of the Best Slogans of All Time (Plus How to Create Your Own)

Published On April 22, 2016
Some slogans become such a natural part of our everyday life that it’s impossible to think of the brand without the slogan it’s associated with. But it’s important to remember that these slogans just don’t appear out of thin air. Often they’re the product of weeks and months of creativity, brainstorming, focus groups and sometimes a moment of inspiration. Here are 10 of the best slogans of all time. 1. McDonald’s “I’m Loving It” As eponymous as the golden arches
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11 Reasons Why Promotional Products Work Wonders for Marketing

Published On February 16, 2016
Are you looking for the best way to market your business? If so, have you considered promotional products? They’re an extremely effective and efficient way of marketing your business to a very large audience without requiring a huge financial or time-consuming commitment. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Promotional products are often used at corporate events and as part of corporate gift programs, they are also commonly seen at conferences or trade shows. The most important thing? They work. Promotional products have
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Ocean Cleaning System in the Works for 2016

Published On January 19, 2016
The Problem The oceans of the world are overloaded with plastic. Plastic bags, drink bottles, wrappers, microbeads, pellets and a wide range of other synthetic debris are choking our oceans and causing untold damage to marine environments. Damning evidence of the extent of the problem came to light when Captain Charles Moore discovered the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in 1999 – a massive floating island of plastic and other debris in the Pacific Ocean. Since then, some attempts have been
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Top ways to save energy in your office over Christmas break

Published On December 20, 2015
The same way the Christmas break can mean rest and relaxation for you and your family, it’s an opportunity for your office appliances to experience a similar reprieve – reducing your electricity bill and shrinking your environmental impact in the process. In fact, it’s possible to save up to 5% off your annual electricity bill if you shut down for a two week period over the Christmas break. But an effective shutdown takes forethought and coordination. Before you go rushing out
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