Here’s What Your Business Needs to Know About The Bag Ban in Puerto Rico
Single-use plastic bag bans are becoming more and more common, and with good reason. Single-use plastic bags are made using nonrenewable resources, and despite being recyclable, only a small percentage of the bags manufactured actually are recycled – the majority end up in landfills or as litter.
If you would like to learn more about the disposable bag ban movement, or just get an update check out this Interactive Map of Bag Bans maintained by our daughter brand, Factory Direct Promos.
This past December, the governor in Puerto Rico signed a bill that will ban single-use plastic bags effective December 2016. In a recent post, our CMO for Factory Direct Promos explained how this bag ban in Puerto Rico will not only impact the environment, but how it will also impact businesses.
Puerto Rico Businesses Gear Up for the Bag Ban
Clearly, the bag ban is going to have an impact on the retailers who must comply with the law. Retail stores and commercial establishments will no longer be allowed to distribute single-use plastic bags. Paper bags will still be available for a fee.
What everyone doing business in Puerto Rico needs to know, is that bag bans cause an increased demand for reusable shopping bags. This makes sense because without single-use plastic shopping bags, consumers still need a way to get their purchases home from the store. From one business owner to another, if you are doing business in Puerto Rico, now is the time to begin promoting your brand with reusable shopping bags.
Create Your Very Own Custom Designed Reusable Shopping Bags
Everything about your reusable shopping bags can be customized, allowing you to create a marketing tool that speaks to your brand. When you work with Factory Direct Promos, a leader for over 20 years in manufacturing factory direct reusable shopping bags, you can select the type of material and color, the ink colors, and you can modify the design.
Working with Factory Direct Promos means you can make your bag larger or smaller, change the length of the handles, add pockets, zippers or whatever else you want for your custom designed and branded bag. Reusable bags are designed to be just that – reusable. Your customers can expect to get several years of use from a single bag. This means you can get the most from your marketing dollar, and this investment will still be out there doing its job years from now.
Be Prepared and Get a Quote
Disposable bag bans have clear environmental advantages. In terms of impact on businesses, they can definitely involve some changes for the retailers who are responsible for enforcing the measure, but they can also provide a great opportunity for your business to create a handy promotional tool your customers will need and want to use.
Learn more about Puerto Rico’s bag ban and if you have questions about creating your own custom designed and branded reusable shopping bags, reach out to FDP and they will get you a quote and make the process quick and easy.