As we enter a new decade, it is especially important for us at The Markey Group to create less waste and reduce single-use plastic.

As we began to research what this means for our company, we quickly learned that this is a large priority for many others, as well. This is evidenced by the single-use plastic bag ban put in place by eight states—California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New York, Oregon and Vermont. Even Cuyahoga County, where we are located, has started a ban, which is intended to reduce plastic litter in the waterways, protect wildlife and keep storm drains clear of obstructions.

By reducing the need for plastic bags, bag bans create an immediate need for reusable shopping bags.  This increased demand creates a market for brands like yours  to create more durable alternatives for your employees, prospects and clients. Having a spare reusable bag on hand is becoming a necessity. Add your logo and use as your next promotional item! 

Here are a few of our favorite reusable totes:

Plain and Simple with Logo

Available in multiple colors, this branded grocery bag measures 12” x 10” x 15” and holds even the heaviest grocery items. The bag contains an inner bottom board to prevent wear and tear. 

Insulated Branded Tote

If you are anything like our Director of Digital Marketing, you love to grocery shop at multiple stores each week. This insulated tote is perfect for just that, allowing you to leave cold beer or ice cream in your car when running errands and hopping from store to store! 

Large Tote with Logo

Our favorite for large trips; set two of these bags into the grocery cart and load them up. Unload to pay and set the items right back in – easy peasy! 

While the plastic bag ban doesn’t include ziploc bags, we still love these options to help make your packed lunch and snacks more “green”:

Reusable Fabric Sandwich Bag

Who doesn’t love a PB & J or turkey and cheese for lunch? Using a reusable bag for your lunch on a daily basis saves 5 bags a week, 20 a month! Hand wash or throw in the washing machine to keep clean!

Reusable Clear Snack Bag

Made from FDA grade PEVA, this eco-friendly and reusable bag is also biodegradable. Perfect for sandwiches, fruits, veggies and other snacks. 

We hope you’ve found inspiration to do your part to reduce single-use plastics. If you have any questions or would like a quote on any of these products, contact us today! 

We’d love to know, what do you think of the plastic ban and using reusable totes? If you have any tips or tricks to help with the transition away from plastic, let us know and we will share on our Instagram account!

(Learn more about the benefits of reusable totes here!)