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Plastic bottle on the beach

Recycled PET, or RPET, is one of the most popular materials for promotional products. RPET is made from used packaging and bottles. Choosing RPET over virgin plastic saves a lot of energy and raw materials.  It also demonstrates a commitment to environmental production and ethical marketing. Why is RPET one of the perfect materials for promotional

first-steps

The first stage in a project is seeing the client and figuring out their needs. The truth is a lot of clients don’t know what their needs are. They haven’t been asked the right questions, and they’re not used to telling the stories that will get them the long-term results they want. Typical promotional products

3d printing

There’s a lot of buzz going around about 3D printing. People are saying that it’s going to be the next computer in everyone’s home. It’s a cool technology, but I’m not fully sold. Why? One word: plastic. Plastic is the raw material used by (most) 3D printers. And plastics (as you know) last pretty much

snowboards-producing

Today I’m going to tell you about one of the experiences that set me on my current path. Early in my career, I worked with Grant Wellington, producing high-quality snowboards in Vancouver. This was top of the line equipment, made in a well-maintained factory with high safety standards and well-paid workers. I was about to

consulting-manufacturers-sustainability-safety

I get really excited when I have the opportunity to help a manufacturer become more socially compliant. The reality is that a lot of manufacturers have the desire to build better, but might not have the resources or knowledge to do it. When I go to meet suppliers, I always send an email beforehand to

plastics-recycling

Maybe you already buy recycled poly or PET. Lots of great companies do. Maybe you just think you do. Unfortunately, not all producers do a full chain-of-custody audit. They don’t know where their bottle recyclers, mills and yarn suppliers might be cutting corners. When you don’t know where your plastic is coming from, it’s not

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