18 Jul

Canada considers national ban on plastic drinking straws

The government of Canada is considering a national ban on plastic straws.

The liberal government of Canada, led by Justin Trudeau, is considering a national ban on the sale and use of any 1 time use disposable plastic straw.

100s if not 1000s of cities, businesses and governments across the globe are joining in on the ban of 1 time use plastic straws. Now the country of Canada is considering a national ban on these.

Read about cities and companies banning straws including McDonalds!

To read the articles simply click on the links below.

Seattle bans straw…read more....
Vancouver bans Straws…read more...
McDonalds Bans Plastic Straws…read more…
Huge 1000 location Bon Appetite bans straws…read more…
Alaska Airlines Bans Straws…. read more…

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If we’re to believe the manymany headlines, this might just be the year that the world kicks its plastic straw habit. In recent months, seemingly every major company, several American cities, and smug Instagrammers (not to mention vegan quarterback Tom Brady) have pledged to ditch their plastic straws, leading to considerable media coverage. The effort first saw huge spikes in interest early this year, around the same time that anti-plastic groups like the Surfrider Foundation announced country-wide campaigns to eliminate straws.

And this movement has legs. Many cities have passed, or are in the process of passing, resolutions and all-out straw bans — particularly in areas near the coasts, where plastic waste tends to be more visible. Earlier this month, Seattle enacted its ban on plastic straws and utensils. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed to ban plastic straws, drink stirrers, and plastic cotton buds by the end of 2018.

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Alaska Airlines eliminated plastic stir straws and citrus picks from its flights in May. SeaWorld has also vowed to remove plastic straws and bags from its parks; Royal Caribbean Cruises and Ikea also announced bans. A&W Canada announced plans in June to begin switching to paper straws, following in the footsteps of another major Canadian operator of chains like the Keg and Swiss Chalet. Meanwhile, regional chain Burgerville has thrown its support behind Portland, Oregon’s efforts to reduce single-use plastics, and plans to begin testing straw alternatives. Intelligentsia Coffee also confirmed on July 10 that it will remove straws from its 10 coffee bars in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City beginning July 15.

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11 Jul

Folding Reusable Drinking Straw in Maui

Maui hosts Last Straw photo shoot

Maui is the home of the Sea Turtle and also the place for our latest photo shoot of the Last Straw.

Sometimes product research can be tough and grueling work. Just not this week. 🙂 This week we are in Maui taking product shots. Here are a few of our new folding reusable drinking straws.

If you would like to send these to customers email john@promocrunch.com or simply right click on the image and save to your desktop. If you have a MAC I have no idea how to help. Aloha!

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Looking to get your client’s logo on a folding reusable drinking straw but don’t know how to sell it?

Look no further as the LAST STRAW collapsible folding drinking straw. Now available at Promo Motive!

The Last Straw is the last word in eco-friendly promotional products. The Last Straw is specifically designed to be easily logo’d in up to 3 colors.

Available in 5 case and 5 straw colors, the Last Straw is available today and sold through your local or regional promotional products specialist.

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How to sell the Folding Reusable Drinking Straw: Last Straw!

If you think that selling a $5 net drinking straw is a tough sell think again. In fact, there are folding straws on the market that sell for $30 or more… Check out this Kickstarter program that sold over 80,000 units at $30 a piece!

“The sell on the folding straw is not about the function of it, it’s about the emotional appeal!”

First point:

This all started with a Turtle Video. The storyline is simple: ecologists and scientists working in Costa Rica come across a Turtle in distress. They pull it aboard and find a plastic straw stuck in its nose.

WARNING: Video has disturbing images. 

Second Point:

After over 30 million views of this video and a greater understanding of how billions of plastic straws were ending up in the oceans and staying undegradable for up to 5000 years, cities and countries banned the sale and use of disposable plastic straws.

Read about cities and companies banning straws.

Seattle bans straw…read more...
Vancouver bans Straws…read more...
McDonalds Bans Plastic Straws…read more…
Huge 1000 location Bon Appetite bans straws…read more…
Alaska Airlines Bans Straws…. read more…

Third Point:

It’s not about why would you pay $10 for a straw, but more importantly it’s about what it says about a brand to have their logo on a folding reusable drinking straw. Your client’s logo on a LAST STRAW says that the client cares about the environment, is on top of the latest trends (meaning they are “in touch”) and lastly, but not least, they want to be seen as helping solve a recognized world problem and being a part of the solution.

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25 Jun

McDonalds and Starbucks move to ban plastic straws, transition to reusable

The trend to ban plastic straws continues its worldwide movement as both Starbucks and McDonalds ban plastic straws.

Disposable plastic straws continue to be the poster child for everything bad in the world of non-recyclable plastics and major corporations are taking notice.

As is often the case, major corporations start at the edges of their business empires and then quickly move towards the center. Today both McDonald’s and Starbucks of India banned the use of all disposable plastics including drinking straws.

This ban comes amidst an ever-increasing chorus of bans from cities, states and countries banning the disposable plastic straw. This ban includes Seattle, Vancouver and over 500 other cities.

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What started all of this, a Turtle Video?

Yes…24 million views of the video below showing a sea turtle having a disposable plastic straw wrenched from its nostril (where it had become embedded in its sinus and throat) has prompted a worldwide backlash against the disposable straw and given rise to the folding stainless steel drinking straw.

The disposable plastic straw is now being banned worldwide. Seattle bans plastic straws.

The Promotional Products market gets in early on the trend.

Often the promotional products market is slow to adopt new ideas but the folding reusable straw is out of the gate and available for corporate promotions as of August 1, 2018. Get it here first.

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18 Jun

New promotional product ideas for Fall 2018 unveiled

New Promotional Product ideas for Fall of 2018 are now unveiled!

The promo industry thrives on new ideas. Here are 5 new ones set to rock the promo world.

Promotional products (aka Swag) is a 27 Billion US dollar industry currently going through a major sea change, metamorphing from a catalog based, slow moving print and promotions business to now a primarily web-based business working on short retail type cycles with ideas rapidly coming on scene and almost just as fast, vanishing.

New promotional product ideas for 2018

 

Distributors. Do you feel out of touch with your client, stuck?

This is a pretty common feeling amongst distributors and not without good reason. The average ASI distributor is 57 years old while the average end user buyer is 35. This has come as a result of ASI not doing a good enough job recruiting new people into the industry and at the same time millenials are moving into business in ever increasing numbers.

“By 2025 50% of the US workforce will be occupied by the millenials while the average age of ASI distributors will be 59-62. No wonder distributors feel lost!”

Promo Motive is bucking the trend from other legacy suppliers by bringing you newly emerging trends and innovative promotional ideas. Here are what we see as the top 5 for Fall 2018. For samples, prices and imprint info call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email John@promocrunch.com.

#1 for Fall 2018 is the Collapsible Last Straw: the Last Straw you will ever need.

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#2 for Fall 2018 is the PPR Wallet. Rip proof, water proof, fully imprintable and 100% recyclable. Millenials love it.

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#3 for Fall 2018 is the POP phone grip. Got a smart phone, your client will need one.

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#4 for Fall 2018 is Sublimated Socks. Get your logo on these cool socks and become the center of attention.

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#5 for Fall 2018 is the Key Smarter key organization system. Get rid of the ring and sort out those bulky keys.

keysmart for tradeshow marketing and b2b promotional products . Metal key organizer for smart key holder. Perfect for trade show and business marketing swag

Let us know what you think of these sweet new swag ideas at ideas@promomotive.com!