Unique Ideas to Market Your Small Business

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Published On October 17, 2021
Consumers increasingly want businesses that care for their customers, employees, society, and the environment, not just the bottom line. In a rapidly changing world, browse these fun and effective ways a small business can market its brand. Referrals and Networking Events As a small business, word of mouth referrals are key to driving your earliest business growth. One marketing strategy along these lines includes offering discounts to existing customers who bring in referral traffic. Another is to reach out to
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3 Eco-Friendly Products You Can Buy to Help Stop Plastic Pollution

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Published On October 2, 2021
Plastic pollution has risen fast to become one of the defining environmental issues of our generation. With the explosion of consumerism around the globe, disposable plastic bags are overwhelming the landfills and spilling over into the oceans. The Curse of Single-Use Plastic Though the production and use of plastic products took off in the post-war era, it has seen an explosion with the rise of globalisation in the past thirty years. However, this couldn’t last forever, and the convenience of
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Finding the Right Reusable Branded Bags for Retail & Food Industries

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Published On September 17, 2021
Branded eco bags are some of the most useful reusable bags for the retail, food and delivery industries, not to mention untapped potential when it comes to marketing a brand. Learn the top tips from Albury Enviro Bags for what to look for in a reusable bag. Variable in Their Looks  Reusable bags can come in all shapes, sizes, prints and budgets. No matter which material preferences best suit your business, reusable bags can come in a wide range of
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5 Reasons You Should Use Reusable Grocery Bags

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Published On September 2, 2021
There is a huge range of benefits from using a reusable grocery bag. These include saving money for you, by avoiding paying for disposable bags, and reducing the pressure on the environment we all share. Learn more about the benefits of reusable grocery bags from Albury Enviro Bags. Strong and Durable Bags Don’t you hate it when the handle tears off a grocery bag, or worse, a sharp corner cuts a hole and the groceries themselves fall out? These are
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6 Great Promotional Giveaways for Conferences

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Published On August 18, 2021
Have you considered incorporating promotional giveaways into your marketing strategy? Promotional giveaways are a very affordable marketing strategy. More than just the fun of the moment, giveaways are a powerful tool to create a lasting impression at conferences. Explore the benefits of branded giveaways at conferences with Albury Enviro Bags. Have Fun and Create Buzz There are many ways to release a promotional giveaway. They can be given away as an unexpected gift, which uses the delight factor to make
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Benefits of Custom Branded Backpacks to Promote Your Business

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Published On August 3, 2021
Custom printed bags are one of the best ways to raise your level of brand awareness. Learn how to leave a great, lasting impression with Albury Enviro Bags custom shopping bags and custom tote bags in Australia. Top Brand Awareness From promotional conference bags to promotional shopping bags, custom printed bags are an effective way to create a lasting memory of a brand name. While effective digital marketing is key to business success, there’s nothing more tangible or tactile than
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Care Tips for Reusable Bags

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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

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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

CO2 emissions are in YOUR HANDS
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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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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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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Which is Better: Natural Bags From Jute Fibre or Synthetic Polypropylene Plastic Bags?

Published On June 4, 2015
Jute (Corchorus capsularis & Corchorus olitorius) and Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) are vegetable fibre plants second to cotton in importance. Corchorus capsularis is White Jute and Corchorus olitorius is referred to as Tossa Jute. The annual global production of jute and similar fibres is about 3 million tonnes. 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
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Reusable Shopping Bags

Published On May 4, 2015
According to statistics the global consumption of plastic bags is between 500 billion and a trillion annually or a million bags every minute. This huge consumption of plastic bags creates an enormous environmental problem. There are two ways of addressing this environmental problem. Firstly, if we can utilise reusable bags which have a long life span and therefore can be repeatedly reused consumption will be proportionately decreased as compared to the use of single use plastic bags. The second alternative,
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Alternative Green Shopping Bags in Australia – A Green Shopping Bag Selection Guide

Published On April 4, 2015
Although it has been reported that plastic bags comprise only around 2% of the litter stream in Australia, plastic bags nevertheless create a significant pollution problem which affects our wildlife. The impact of this litter is increased due to the fact that the 6.9 billion plastic carry bags used by Australians every year will take centuries to breakdown in the environment and there is therefore a persistent and constantly accumulating environmental ability to injure wildlife, particularly in marine environments. The
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Single Use Plastic Shopping Bags or Durable Enviro Bags?

Published On April 4, 2015
Single use shopping bags being phased out Shopping bags are such a major environmental problem in Australia and around the world (1-10) that many countries and cities are taking steps to ban the use of plastic shopping bags (11-16). Since single use plastic shopping bags may be discarded into the environment after just one brief use these types of shopping bags have long been considered to be the biggest problem (17-19). While single use shopping bags may have a very
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Jute & Eco Friendly Natural Jute Bags

Published On April 4, 2015
Jute fibre is a totally natural biodegradable and compostable fibre obtained from the jute plant (Corchorus olitorius and Corchorus capsularis) and it is therefore an extremely attractive renewable resource for those who are at the forefront of the environmental movement and those who give top priority to environmental and ecological concerns. Jute, being a very strong natural fibre, is commonly used to produce rope, bags, sacks, hessian cloth, floor coverings, and carpet or linoleum backing. The natural qualities and biodegradability
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Printed Bags

Published On April 3, 2015
Promoting your organisation with your full colour logo on reusable sublimation printed bags! Minimum order quantity of only 500 bags - Express delivery to most locations in 4 weeks or less* Made from natural fibres such as cotton or canvas or eco friendly fabrics such as non woven polypropylene, these environmentally friendly bags may be printed with your logo in quantities as low as only 500 bags! The available range of printed promotional bags includes popular styles such as shopping
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Jute & the International Year of Natural Fibres, 2009

Published On February 8, 2015
Albury Enviro Bags supports the International Year of Natural Fibres 2009. We support the use of natural fibres such as jute and cotton in the production of reusable bags and promotional bags. The information below has been sourced from the Natural Fibres 2009 web site and the International Jute Study Group. The International Year of Natural Fibres, which was officially launched on 22 January 2009, is intended to stimulate demand for natural fibres by increasing the awareness of their advantages
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