Get Tough. Get Green.

19 Oct

This is a guest post by John Simonetta, owner of Proforma Simonetta Freelance, an eco-friendly promotional items consultancy (see John’s blogs are designed to keep us up to date on the “greening” of his industry.

This is not something I would recommend for everyday use. However we often get questions on the strength of the non-woven reusable shopping bags that are becoming such a staple for our industry, and this image seemed a great way to explain a point.

The point is green can be tough. A reusable non-woven bag does not mean a wimpy bag.

This is a photograph sent to us by our friends at Debco showing off the strength of their NW4060 FOLDING NON-WOVEN TOTE BAG.

The motor in the photo is a 1986 model year 20HP Yamaha, checking in at a weight of 110 lbs. The photo came about via a challenge that Debco put to their employees, asking them to really put the strength of their bags to the test.

The response was so strong, not to mention the bags themselves, that Debco is actually in the process of morphing the challenge into an ad campaign with more like images developed over the months to come.

So a 110 lbs. motor being carried by an EQP $3.17 non-woven 95 gram polypropylene bag. That is not bad. For Ecopreneurists thinking that non-woven equals weak, it might be that you are buying the wrong bags.

If you are ASI or PPAI contact Jeremy Rich for more information on the complete non-woven line from Debco.

If you are interested in these items to promote your own business, contact your local promotional items vendor, or email for information and pricing.

3 Responses to “Get Tough. Get Green.”

  1. October 30, 2009 at 6:21 AM #

    Have you tried coir bags? coir is an environmentally sustainable product, ideal for going green!

  2. John Simonetta November 5, 2009 at 6:54 PM #

    Link update. This bag was moved in the catalog. See it at

  3. Michael Anderson November 13, 2009 at 8:53 AM #

    I own two of these and use them everyday. I work with Low Cost Power and wanted to share another way you can go green at home and save as much as $250 on your yearly electric bill. Head over and check out what switching to their services can do for you.

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