Sunday, March 22, 2009

Coke Recycles PET

The Coca-Cola Company has recently launched a major initiative around Reduce > Recycle > Reuse.

They've installed a major recycling plant in America to regenerate their own waste.

Coke have partnered with United Resource Recovery Corporation (URRC) to create the facility that - when in full swing - can produce approximately 100 million pounds of food-grade recycled PET plastic each year or the equivalent of nearly two billion 20-ounce Coca-Cola bottles.

The entire marketing push by Coke is called “Give it Back” & is to remind consumers that Coca-Cola bottles & cans are valuable recyclables.

Click Here to read more about Coke.

Bag People are bringing consumer recycled products also - our range of bags made from recycled material is a great step in the right direction.

Our focus is always reusable... not matter what we make it from.

Contact Us for more info.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Inspiro evolves in to Bag People

News from our European operation.

Bag People & Inspiro Bags UK have joined forces to expand the Bag People brand.

We have wholly owned operations in Australia, England & America so no matter where you are, you're dealing with someone local.

The management team of Bag People have been in the bag business since 1993 & the name change to Bag People brings all our operations under the one umbrella.

Our business philosophies are the same & are just as simple as ever :
1) make the customer happy; our track record stands this test, and our customers keep coming back.
2) supply quality products at great value. We’re not always the cheapest, because we only sell good quality product.
3) always treat your partners (both customers & suppliers) fairly, our website has more details on our policies -

Our global reach gives you automatic access to the latest designs, innovations & fabric developments. You can be assured that your bags are produced with the latest fabrics using the most efficient manufacturing methods available.

Our local support ensures that we know what is happening in ‘your’ market because what’s hot in England might be cold in America.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks from the Bag People Team.

Friday, March 13, 2009

North East Waste Forum

The North East Waste Forum (NEWF) are raising the bar in the fight against single-use bags.

NEWF have been running their "Greenhouse" project for the last 4 years.

The Greenhouse is a mobile waste education unit that assist communities to understand the environmental impact of many of our daily activities.

It educates school kids as to what every households can do to make a difference. The Greenhouse teaches the simple things; it also assists businesses with a variety of methods to reduce commercial waste.

"The Reusable Bags supplied by Bag People have greatly assist in demonstrating the types of alternatives that are now available in the market place in the ongoing fight against plastic bag use" said Karen Rudkin, NEWF Education Project Co-ordinator.

The reduction of single-use bags is everyone's business & Bag People are helping... bag by bag.

Contact us for more details.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Beware :: Backyard Boys

Beware of busy mums & fanatical environmentalists.

How will they look after your brand & spend your money?

When selecting a supplier for your Reusable Bags, you need to ask a few questions & look deeper to make sure you are protecting yourself & your hard-earned cash.

When considering suppliers, make sure you :
- ask how long they've been in the bag business
- try to gauge the relationship they have with their suppliers
- ask about their quality & standard fabric offer
- always demand a sample bag

Also, find our about their Policies, what are their stances on :
- ethical sourcing
- environmental concerns

You need to ask the question to make sure you're comfortable with anyone else working with your brand & your money.

Until next time -- don't be afraid to ask the questions that protect yourself.