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TRENDS & NEW PRODUCTS

24 Sep

Reduce Plastic Waste With Easy Product Swaps. Everyday decisions that make a difference. Ideas from PCNA.

We believe that big change begins with small steps. And when backed by organization-wide commitment, the small steps add up to real progress. At PCNA, their EcoSmart® program is the driving force behind the actions we’re taking to move our organization, and the promotional products industry, toward a more eco-friendly future.

In honor of the everyday eco-friendly decisions we can all take, PCNA put together a list of some easy ways to send a message of eco-friendliness and actually be eco-friendly at the same time. Amplify your brand with these reusable products that can easily be swapped with their disposable counterparts.

Swap: One reusable water bottle can save 167 plastic water bottles per year (Fast Company).

Hugo Vacuum Insulated Bottle 18oz. Double-wall construction, vacuum insulated. Keeps drinks hot for 5 hours and cold for 15 hours. Leak-proof locking cap.

Swap: One reusable cup can save 115 disposable coffee cups per year (Freedonia Group).

Copper Vacuum Insulated K Mini Tumbler 14oz. Part of our Bold Geometry trend collection this style is defined by angles that create a great tactile and visual experience. Double-wall vacuum construction with copper insulation. Keeps drinks hot for 8 hours and cold for 24 hours. The construction also prevents condensation on the outside of the tumbler. Compact design fits easily under most single cup or K-cup coffee makers as well as in all standard cup holders. Easy sipping, push-on lid with slide closure. Wide opening for comfortable filling and pouring.

Swap: One reusable grocery tote can save 500 plastic bags per year (Reusethisbag.com)

Laminated 100% Recycled Shopper. This fashionable tote is laminated to provide maximum durability. Reusable shopping bag is perfect for all your grocery essentials. Large main compartment and generous gusset for maximum capacity. 23.5″ shoulder straps. This product is made from 100% PET recycled fabric.

Swap: One reusable food container can save 250 disposable takeout containers per year (Huffington Post).

Plastic and Wheat Straw Lunch Box Container. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet. Pack your food in style with the plastic and wheat straw lunch box. This item features a tray to keep your food separated and a locking lid with handles for carrying. FDA tested. BPA free.

Swap: One reusable cooler can save 200 plastic or paper bags per year (Huffington Post).

Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of EcoSmart products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet. This cooler features a 100% recycled polyester outer main material. Top fold-over style reminiscent of a paper lunch bag and includes a grab handle. Note: Foil lining, webbing handle and webbing trim are not made with recycled materials.

If you are interested in sustainable ideas to promote your own business, or if you wish to see some samples, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

Introducing New Recycled Bottles!

1 Apr

New Options from Garyline.

Eco-Cyclist a 22 oz Bike Sports Bottle with Wide-Mouth Push-Pull Cap and the RP20D, a 20oz Recycled Transparent Bottle with Drink Thru Lid.

Shown here in green, both bottles actually come in a bunch of colors. And you can mix and match lids, as you can with other bottles in the Garyline line up.

Both options are molded with 100% Post Consumer Recycled PETE, both bottle bodies are made in the USA. (Actually a lot of what Garyline does in made in the USA, and/or union made, and/or made from recycled content.)

Also notice that Garyline is now announcing that they can custom mold any of the sport bottles in their line with post-consumer recycled content. That means it is open season over there, regarding additional bottle shapes. Custom molding will take a bit longer, but it does let you find the perfect fit for you marketing need. Take a look at the full Garyline selection at www.garyline.com.

If you are interested in Garyline Post Consumer Recycled bottles to promote your own business, or to get a sample, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

24 Oz Endurance Tumbler With Mixing Ball

18 Feb

Perfect for any use.

Got a heath and wellness program at your company? Own a gym? Working in the life science arena? Well then you might be looking for a good blender bottle for your marketing efforts, and for those efforts, can we suggest the 24 Oz Endurance Tumbler With Mixing Ball from Garyline.

The 24 Oz Endurance Tumbler With Mixing Ball is a 24oz / 750ml sports cup, featuring a drink thru lid, and, as the name suggestions, carrying a shaker ball. It is a perfect item for fitness programs, or marketers of energy & meal replacement drinks.

With a wide top opening for easy filling, and both ounce and milliliter measurements on the sides, the 24 Oz Endurance Tumbler With Mixing Ball, is easy to use, and piratical.

This made in the USA bottle is molded from reusable and recyclable polypropylene, and is both PBS free and FDA food compliant.

The tumbler body is available in five colors, the mixer ball in nine colors, and the lids in eight colors, allowing for a mix-and-match design palette that will work for most any logo.

If you are interested in the 24 Oz Endurance Tumbler With Mixing Ball to promote your own business, or to get a sample, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

Made is USA 22 oz. Shaker Bottle

31 Aug

Promote healthy lifestyle with our 22 oz. / 600ml Transparent Mini-Mountain Shaker Bottles.
The Bottle feature ergonomic finger grips, new Drink-Thru Lid and mixing ball. Fully assembled.

Got a heath services program running? Looking for a good gym give-away? Or maybe working more generally in the diet and exercise space?

Regardless, Garyline has you covered with their Made In the USA 22oz. Shaker Bottle.

With multiple colors for the bottle, the lid, and the mixer ball, the freedom to mix and match allows for a big color pop at no additional cost.  The 22 oz. Shaker Bottle also features no extra charge for same color imprint on the second side of the bottle. Optional full color digital imprint is also possible on this item. So really a lot of decorating options are open for a creative design.

As well as being USA made, the 22 oz. Shaker Bottle is top shelf dishwasher safe, and CPSIA compliant.

These bottle have a large, screw tight top, that allows for easy filling with powers and supplements. And a wide pour / drink spout for easy use. As well as a simple grove built into the bottle itself, to help with sweaty, slipping hands.,

The bottles are actual on sale at $2.70 through 9/30/2018.

If you are interested in the Made is USA 22 oz. Shaker Bottle to promote your own business, or to get a sample, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

BioAd™ Trekker Travel Mug

26 Mar

Multicolored imprints no problem.

The Quickpoint website has a new look, and it looks like some new designs as well.

I like it 🙂

Take for example the BioAd™ Trekker Travel Mug. Much more retail design than past mug shapes, but still made in the USA. And, as a BioAd™ product the BioAd™ Trekker Travel will break down naturally in a landfill environment over a period of 3-5 years. (not the side of the road, not your break-room, but a proper landfill environment.)

So Quickpoint is continuing their commitment to both biodegradable and USA made items.

The BioAd™ Trekker Travel Mug comes in seven great colors (White, Black, Thunderbolt Blue, Sky Blue, Sage Green, and Red). It is fine for both hot and cold liquids, with a 24 .oz capacity.

Like the BioAd™ Trekker Travel Mug  as an idea for anything from thank gifts for community clean up projects, to trade-show giveaways for the recycling or waste management industries. Plus, they look pretty cool.

And, sometime else to keep in mind, the BioAd™ Trekker Travel Mug is lighter to ship, and less breakable, than traditional ceramic coffee mugs. Please ask us to see a sample, we will be happy to send one out.

If you are interested in these 100% R.P.E.T. Laminated Grocery Bag to promote your own business, or to get a sample, email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable/recycled/recyclable products if possible.

USA Made Tritan 26 oz. Flair Bottle with Mixer Ball

7 Feb
26 oz. Tritan™ Flair Sports Bottle is molded with food-safe, Dishwasher-safe, BPA Free Tritan™, featuring Drink Thru Lid and Mixing Ball. Great for protein shakes. Fully assembled. Mixing Ball is polybagged with usage and care instructions.  FDA Compliant – Safe for Food Contact.

26 oz. Tritan™ Flair Sports Bottle is molded with food-safe, Dishwasher-safe, BPA Free Tritan™, featuring Drink Thru Lid and Mixing Ball. Great for protein shakes. Fully assembled. Mixing Ball is polybagged with usage and care instructions.
FDA Compliant – Safe for Food Contact.

New from Garyline is their Tritan 26 oz. Flair Bottle with Mixer Ball. This is a made in USA sports bottle with mixer ball, perfect for sport and gym promotions. The bottles come in 11 colors options, the lids in 9 color options, and the mixer balls in 8 color options. With all those choices it is easy to design a stock Tritan 26 oz. Flair Bottle with Mixer Ball that looks like a custom design.

The Tritan 26 oz. Flair Bottle with Mixer Ball is going to be great for any team program, since the color choices will make it an easy match of bottle design to team colors, as well as corporate wellness events, heath fairs, and gyms new membership drives. With a cost as low as $4 a unit, these FDA Compliant, food safe bottles, are a cost efficient, USA made, add-on to your marketing plan.

Garyline is also well known for their large line of recycled content drinkware, such as the WB32F – The Sports Quart Flip – 32 oz Sports Bottle. However they do not seem to be currently offering a recycled model of the Tritan 26 oz. Flair Bottle with Mixer Ball.

Garyline is a 53 year-old family run promotional items business celebrating with nearly 95% of their production manufactured in their New York facility.

If you are interested USA Made or Recycled Content (or both) sports bottles to promote your business or organization, contact Proforma Green Marketing or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing

And as always, if you really want to do something sustainable, do not buy promotional products. All products are consumption at one level or another. So if you must buy, 1) Buy local (i.e. made in USA), 2) Buy useful, long lasting items, 3) Buy sustainable if possible.

 

Reusable Classic Party Tumbler

21 Jan
The Works exclusive reusable party tumbler inspires nostalgia for the weekend while proudly displaying your brand.

The Works exclusive reusable party tumbler inspires nostalgia for the weekend while proudly displaying your brand.

The plastic 16 oz. red tumbler is ubiquitous. Any tailgate party, any fraternity bash, any office sendoff, there they are, the red plastic cups, and after, there they go, right into the trashcan.

I guess The Works took that fact as a starting point to develop a reusable item that everyone already uses, The Works reusable 16 oz. Party Tumbler. This is a 16 oz.double wall insulated reusable BPA free acrylic tumbler that look just like the classic party cup.

The Works Party Tumbler also boasts the neat trick of a matted area on the base on which your party goers can write their name. The Works Party Tumbler comes with an easy to use thumb open lid, and works well for both hot or cold drinks.

The Party Tumbler has a large imprint area, with a possible full wrap of imprint size of 3″ W x 6.75″ Wrap.

From a marketing perspective what we have in The Works Party Tumbler is an instant souvenir of that tailgating party, that company pool part, that 25th anniversary football game between the big school rivals.

Available in red, blue, black, and yellow, this reusable 16 oz. party tumbler is likely to become as popular as its disposable relative.

If you are ASI contact  Customer Services at The Works to learn more. If you are interested in The Works reusable 16 oz. Party Tumbler for your marketing needs, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

T-Shirt Shaped Collapsible Water Bottle

11 Jan
CB2002 : T-Shirt Shaped Collapsible Water Bottle (PATENTED)

CB2002 : T-Shirt Shaped Collapsible Water Bottle (PATENTED)

I seem to be writing a lot of articles about foldable water bottles. I must admit I just like them.

Foldable bottles are light and easy to mail (unlike most all other drinkware). They are great for travelers, they are great for youth sports.  And it seems that vendors just keep coming up with more unique shapes and sizes.

Now Points of Light has come out with their foldable T-Shirt Shaped Collapsible Water Bottle.

What I really like about this shape is it’s a T-shirt. And therefore any T-shirt artwork that I’m doing for a client can easily be adapted to this bottle as well. Right away have a matching package promotional giveaway.

We like the foldable water bottles because reusing a water bottle is of course much better than simply buying plastic bottles and throwing them in the landfill, reusing drinkware is simply more sustainable. And if that drinkware happens to look like your favorite T-shirt, or support your local college team, well maybe that’s just a gentle push for you to be more sustainable.

The T-Shirt Shaped Collapsible Water Bottle is BPA Free and meets all FDA requirements. The bottles fold flat for easy storage and come with a coordinating carabiner to attach easily to belt or backpack. The bottles are even top rack dishwasher safe.

If you are ASI and wish to learn more about T-Shirt Shaped Collapsible Water Bottle from Points of Light contact Andrea Catalano. If you are interested in natural cotton items to promote your own business contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

HydroPouch!™ for the Holidays?

27 Nov

With a color change to red or green, the HydroPouch!™ 24 oz. Hockey Puck Collapsible Water Bottle is not to far from looking like a holiday ornament.

Ok, we all know that the HydroPouch!™, the go anywhere, reusable, BPA-free, sports theme, folding bottle line from Jetline, has been a runaway hit this year. And why not, it is a great reusable item, great for travel, great for youth sports, and Jetline keeps adding new themes, basketball, hockey, football, baseball, tennis, they just keep coming.

But something is missing. Notice that aside from the Football HydroPouch!™ and one or two others, nearly all HydroPouch!™ items are round in their basic shape.

The holidays, round things, thinking, thinking… oh yes. Jetline where is the holiday ornament theme HydroPouch!™? Can we get that pretty please?

We know other companies are having a fun time with holiday pre-prints, like Raining Rose and The Express Line. I think Jetline should think about offering the same idea in the HydroPouch!™ line. Take a circle pouch pattern and give us a few holiday ornament themes to work with.

The thing is I have played with the HydroPouch!™. These BPA-free folding water bottles are durable. Also they can hold cold just fine. Indeed a bar client we have asked about using them to serve their signature frozen margarita (with straw) on game days. (The idea was the HydroPouch!™ would go home with the guest as a souvenir of the big game). Point is we froze these guys with margaritas in them and the idea worked.

A holiday theme HydroPouch!™ would of coarse work great for the kiddo holiday events, but I really am wondering how a HydroPouch!™ holiday ornament might work with spiked eggnog.

It is just a little over 30 days to New Year’s Eve gift bags. Jetline, how about designing a holiday HydroPouch!™. Please?

If you are ASI contact  Alex Skorupsky at Jetline to learn more about the HydroPouch!™ line. If you are interested in the HydroPouch! line for your own league or team, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

USA Made Elgin 25oz Bottle

26 Oct

The large double sided imprint on the ELGIN 25oz gives a lot of room for messaging.

It turns out that the Elgin 25oz water bottle from the Express Line is Made in the USA.

Not really sure how this one got past us because this office loves this bottle.

The Elgin is your basic squeeze sports bottle, with a very clean profile. The bottles come in BPA-Free clear plastic or jet black BPA-Free pearl plastic bodies, and Express Line offers a host of color options for lids.

The mix of cap options lets designers match art colors to caps for a very retail, very cool looking end product.

This USA made, BPA-free bottle has a common threaded, push pull cap, so easy access for adding ice, and easy to open on the go.

The only drawback seems to be that it has a maximum two color  imprint, however those two colors can be a perfect PMS match if needed.

The big plus of course is the huge front and back 6-1/4in x 2-1/4in imprint area, or full wrap of 6-1/4in x 7-1/5in. With an end of the year sale price of $1.99 EQP, that is a lot of billboard for your marketing message on a USA made, BPA-Free bottle.

Printing logos to match cap colors on Elgin 25oz gives a very clean, retail look to bottles.

Schools, gyms, hospitals, and those marketing programs working around fitness, team sports, and health, are all prime candidates for the Elgin. Also programs needing a low cost USA bottle with a high perceived value.

If you are an ASI distributor Jarel Guerrero is the contact to talk to at The Express Line. If you are interested in using holiday drinkware for your own business or event, contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information, pricing, and samples.

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