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Visstun Announces Everything Green!

2 May

Say hello to total color and design.

Visstun, that made in the USA, fully fun, full color, amazing cup manufacturer, just sent our office an email announcing their new “Everything Green” program. Read it for yourselves.

We are excited to announce our “Everything Green” program. This awesome new project will add 32% Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber (PCF) to ALL paper cup, container, & lid products in 2019 – at no additional cost! Yes, this is not a typo – at no additional cost!

Everything Green in a nut shell:

    • ALL paper products made with 32% Sustana EnviroLife™, FSC® Certified, Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber
    • No Upcharge – cost neutral for customers
    • No List of Options – This is our new standard not an additional item
    • Appearance and performance like regular paper board
    • Just Green – a great use for recycled fiber

We started making products with Sustana’s awesome NEW Post-Consumer Recycled Fiber in April 2019 and expect to have 100% of our paper cups, containers, and lids built using this paper by the end of 2019. To see our progress, visit Visstun.com/nowgreen. Also, each of our website product pages contains an “Everything Green” progress bar.

If you are interested in Visstun cups 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.

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.

Post Consumer Recycled PET Duffel

25 Mar

Used to be water bottles.

The Post Consumer Recycled PET Duffel from Goodhope bags could likely use a more catchy name. It does, however, look a lot better than it sounds, and could easily slip into a gym or college promotions program, on looks alone.

Made with recycled 52% PET material, and in this stylish two-tone design in green and tan (there is also an all black version), the Post Consumer Recycled PET Duffel, includes a couple of nice touches, like a generous sized front pocket and side zippered pocket. The overall size is 19″L x 10 ½”H x 10″W, which provides a spacious interior, and the Post Consumer Recycled PET Duffel come with a fabric-wrapped handles and adjustable shoulder strap.

What is Post Consumer Recycled PET? From the web, “PET (or Polyethylene terephthalate) plastic is it is one of the most common plastics in the world. You have probably seen this plastic in your soda and water bottles that are marked with the resin code #1. PET is produced from fossil fuels — typically natural gas and petroleum, but it is one of the easiest plastics to recycle.  Using this material means that we need use fewer virgin petroleum resources to make our products at the end of the day.”

So, lets say that basically 52% of this bag used to be water bottles. But, it is a really good looking bag, and not something that screams “I am recycled”, so if the recycled pedigree is important to your branding, we suggest incorporating a recycled theme into your artwork for the bag, or even adding a hag-tag with a message, explaining exactly why this bag fro your audience.

If you are interested in the Post Consumer Recycled PET Duffel 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.

Now Smelling Like Apples

19 Mar

ApPeel® Medio Slim Journal

The complete ApPeel line from Castelli is unique in that these Made in Italy (but decorated in USA, so normal 5-7 turn around on orders) journals and padfolios are made from recycled apple waste. Yes, apples.

Take for example the ApPeel® Medio Slim Journal, “The ApPeel Medio Slim Journal is made from apple peels that are ground and emulsified into an organic paper. This ground breaking eco friendly product is animal friendly, sustainable and all natural. Size: 5 1/4 x 8 3/8. Gray end pages with colored stripes. Back paper pocket.”

When I first wrote about this line I mentioned “the silly questions”, saying the ApPeel Medio Notebook does not smell or not taste like apples. But now, apparently, they do smell like apples. Actually, you have an option of scents; apple, orange, lavender, or coffee. These is done by adding a sent packet to the completed custom journal.

Also, each ApPeel Medio Notebook is printed with information explaining that the ApPeel Medio Notebook is made from apple waste, and so that this story can be easily incorporated into your our sustainability marketing message.

Of course we love this idea for anyone working on campaigns for sales, production, or distribution channels in the grocery or fruit industry. If your company is doing something with apples specifically, all the better.

And teachers gifts, as a nice Appeel Medio Notebook is likely more practical then an actual apple.

If you are interested in the Appeel Padfolio 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.

Trash Talking Cooler

10 Sep

“This is your trash talking” imprint on side of each bag.

The Trash Talking Recycled 6 Can Lunch Cooler from Leeds seems to get its name from the pre-printed artwork on the cooler itself.

Made from certified 100% recycled 140g non-woven PET, the Trash Talking Recycled 6 Can Lunch Cooler, features a zippered main compartment, and open front pocket. The inside of the cooler features an insulated, heat-sealed, water-resistant lining.

And of course it is the unique “Trash Talking” graphic on the side of each cooler that helps to promote the recycled message.

The large 5″H x 5″W imprint area on the Trash Talking Recycled 6 Can Lunch Cooler can be screen-printed, or Leeds’ PhotoGrafixx design also is available for full color decoration.

We like this cooler for camps or seminars, where the focus of the event is sustainability, or recycling, since the Trash Talking Recycled 6 Can Lunch Cooler is itself a physical example of a useful and practical item that can be manufactured from consumer waste materials.

If you are interested in the Trash Talking Recycled 6 Can Lunch Cooler 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.

Greensleeve Insulated Beverage Holder

10 Apr

Be Cool or Stay Hot. EcoFriendly – Love your Mother. ErgoFriendly – Get a grip. Reusable-Recyclable-Biodegradable. Inked with water colors.

The Spring festival season is right around the corner. Perfect time to talk about an alternative to neoprene beverage holders. The Greensleeve Insulated Beverage Holder is a USA Made cardboard coolie that Valley Castings likes to say is, “Made in America by Americans with American Garbage”.

These Recycled Insulated Beverage Holders are made from 69% post consumer waste, and printed with an earth friendly water based ink. They cost as low as $0.49 per unit, and that unit price includes a one color – one location imprint. The imprint size is 1.5″ x 1.5″.

If you are interested in the Greensleeve Insulated Beverage Holders 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.

Remember Me Green

30 Mar

Recycled from NY Signage.

Remember Me Green is turning New York City billboards into some great looking bags.

“New York is a city with a vibrant energy, and with our billboard products you get to add your unique vibe to it. A diversity of people contribute to NYC’s lifeforce, and RMG has kept that in mind. We’ve created a product line that speak to people who don’t want to just carry a bag, they want to carry a message.

Green fashion is our priority here at RMG. You can rock some eco-friendly accessories with our re-purposed vinyl bags, made from billboards found throughout New York City. Billboards are made of a large amount of vinyl that would normally just be tossed away. By carrying one of our bags, you play a role in the solution to pollution all while looking fabulous.

Every item we create is one-of-a kind, every piece has its own heartbeat. For the gal on the go we’ve got billboard bags available in versatile styles and sizes. If you’re headed out for a wine night, there’s our line of upcycled wine bags. Or if you like to garden at home, you can grow green with our line of re-purposed garden bags. We believe in individuality, green fashion, and style.”

This is an idea that can be done for any city, sport center, or university, that wishes to turn their used banners and signage into promotional items. The idea has been around for nearly a decade now, so if you are a visitor’s center or tourist board looking for a great ideas, give a ring to discuss second life promotional billboard bags.

If you are interested in the billboard bags 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.

Eco Trucker in New Colors

21 Mar

Hello all, this flyer just got sent to us, so I thought I would post. New ECO TRUCKER style caps from Econscious. We can embroider locally with your company logo. Send us your art for virtual.

These ECO TRUCKER structured caps feature 6-panel with curved bill,  one size fits all adjustable plastic snap closure, and are 70% organic cotton twill, and 30% recycled polyester mesh.

Available in 14 Colors, Size: OS

If you are interested in the Rustico Money Clip Walle 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.

Appeel Medio Notebook

20 Mar

Colors: Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Granny Smith, Renetta, Applewood, Pink Lady. 5 3/4 x 8 1/5 x 0 3/4 inches

The complete Appeel line from Castelli is unique in that these Made in Italy (but decorated in USA, so normal 5-7 turn around on orders) journals and padfolios are made from recycled apple waste. Yes, apples.

Take for example the Appeel Medio Notebook, “The Appeel Medio journal is made from apple peels that are ground and emulsified into an organic paper. This ground breaking eco friendly product is animal friendly, sustainable and all natural. Size: 5 1/4 x 8 3/8. 192 apple paper pages with green lines. Gray end pages with colored stripes. Back paper pocket.”

First the silly questions. The Appeel Medio Notebook does not smell like apples. The Appeel Medio Notebook does not taste like apples. But, each Appeel Medio Notebook is printed with information explaining that the Appeel Medio Notebook is made from apple waste, and so that this story can be easily incorporated into your our sustainability marketing message.

Of course we love this idea for anyone working on campaigns for sales, production, or distribution channels in the grocery or fruit industry. If your company is doing something with apples specifically, all the better.

And teachers gifts, as a nice Appeel Medio Notebook is likely more practical then an actual apple.

If you are interested in the Appeel Padfolio 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.

North End Sport Red Ladies’ Charge Recycled Polyester Performance Short-Sleeve shirt

14 Mar

Fabric: 2.4 oz./yd2/80gsm. Moisture wicking performance. 54% recycled polyester 46% polyester mechanical stretch ripstop. Features: textured ripstop with mechanical stretch. structured collar stand. stylized front and back yokes. heat seal label. Front and back princess seams.

Organic coffee outfit looking for new staff uniforms? Don’t know why, but when I saw the North End Sport Red Ladies’ Charge Recycled Polyester Performance Short-Sleeve Shirt in the new Oak Moss color, I thought of coffee bars.

Of course there is also a good chance I am just a bit tired and wishing for caffeine.

So, the North End Sport Red Ladies’ Charge Recycled Polyester Performance Short-Sleeve shirt, as well as having likely the longest name for a polo I have ever seen, is made from 54% recycled polyester, plus a remaining 46% polyester mechanical stretch ripstop. What we have here is a performance polo, with moisture wicking properties, that is made from recycled milk cartons, water bottles, and other plastic.

Pretty neat right, and a perfect fit for an company working on their sustainable branding.

The North End Sport Red Ladies’ Charge Recycled Polyester Performance Short-Sleeve shirt run sizes XS – 3XL. They are custom embroidered in the USA at the factory. Color options are Black, Red, Night Blue, Oak Moss, and White.

There is a matching men’s companion available as well.

North End has been making exceptional clothing for the promotional industry for over a decade, and North End Sport Red Ladies’ Charge Recycled Polyester Performance Short-Sleeve shirt is a great addition to their line up.

If you are interested in North End Sport Red Ladies’ Charge Recycled Polyester Performance Short-Sleeve shirt 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.

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