Product Safety & Social Compliance Statement

Apr 04, 2016

Eco Marketing Solutions is committed to conducting all of our business activities with integrity, social responsibility and in compliance with all legal and ethical standards of each of the countries ...

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Business Success 101: Keeping Business Simple - And Thriving

Jun 20, 2014

Key to Business Success: Keep It Simple Austin, Texas: This is the 6 year anniversary of my company Eco Marketing Solutions and my 32nd year overall in this industry –and as I reflect on thes...

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Another CPSC Clothing Recall: When Will They Ever Learn?

Dec 16, 2013

Does Your Promotional Products Company Know How to Help Avoid Costly Consumer Product Recalls? Austin, Texas: I just read about another clothing recall for girls hooded sweatshirts –recalled be...

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How Do You Help Your Employees to Enjoy Nature on a Regular Basis?

Oct 09, 2013

How Do You Encourage Your Employees to Spend More Time Outdoors? Austin, Texas:  As the weather starts to turn cool (or cold..depending on where you live) — we will be spending more time i...

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Choosing Recycled Holiday Gifts: It Is a Reflection on Your Company

Sep 17, 2013

Do You Plan to Hand Out Recycled Holiday Gifts This Year? by Robert Piller Austin, Texas:  Believe it or not, even though we are just halfway through with September, I have written up dozens of...

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Are You Familiar With California's New Safer Consumer Products Regulations Yet?

Sep 10, 2013

Time to Get To Know California’s Safer Consumer Products Regulations By Robert Piller Austin, Texas: On October 1, 2013, California’s new Safer Consumer Products Regulations go...

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4 Steps to Becoming a Green Corporate Leader

Jul 17, 2013

Are You an Industry Leader on Environmental Issues? Austin, Texas: I have been blogging for years on ways to stand out and become known as a green corporate leader in your industry and in your commun...

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The 50 Greenest Companies in the World

Jun 12, 2013

New List of Top 50 Greenest Companies Shows Perception Ranks As High As Performance Austin, Texas: The 2013 Best Green Global Brands announced their Top 50 green global brands– and the nam...

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Study on the Value of Promotional Pens, Pencils and Other Writing Instruments

Dec 29, 2012

The Value of Promotional Pens and Pencils Austin, Texas: The Advertising Specialty Institute recently did an international study on the value of promotional products — and this infographic...

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CPSIA: Understanding The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act

Dec 28, 2012

Are You Familiar With The CPSIA and How It Can Affect Your Promotional Items? Austin, Texas: Eco Marketing Solutions has Product Safety as one of its tenets in its Code of Conduct. It is imperative ...

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Understanding CPSIA: Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act and Promotional Products

Dec 27, 2012

Are You Familiar With The CPSIA and How It Can Affect Your Promotional Items? Austin, Texas: Eco Marketing Solutions has Product Safety as one of its tenets in its Code of Conduct. It is imperative ...

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Eco Marketing Solutions: Code of Conduct

Dec 27, 2012

Eco Marketing Solutions: Code of Conduct     Code of Product Responsibility Conduct ECO MARKETING SOLUTIONS’ COMMITMENT TO ETHICAL AND RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT  Eco Marketing Sol...

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There's No Place Like Austin, Texas

Oct 29, 2012

Why I’m So Glad to Be Based in Austin, Texas Austin, TX: I get envious looks every time I meet someone new and tell them I am from Austin, Texas. I tell everyone and anyone that inquires about...

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New Study:The United States Has Just 1 Company in Top 20 Greenest Companies

Oct 23, 2012

New List of Green Companies Shows That America is Falling Behind the Rest of the World in Clean Energy Austin, Texas:  Newsweek just released their annual Top 500 Greenest Global Companies list,...

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Apple Does a Quick About Face and Rejoins EPEAT Standards

Jul 16, 2012

Apple reverses course-rejoins EPEAT ratings standard Austin, Texas:  Less than two days after removing themselves from EPEAT standards, Apple has done a complete 180 and has rejoined the EPE...

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Shame on Apple for Its Decision to Be Less Green

Jul 11, 2012

Editor’s comment: In less than 48 hours after this report and others like it, Apple reversed this decision and has decided to re-join the EPEAT standard system. Thank you to all the green acti...

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Should Government Be Allowed To Mandate

Oct 26, 2011

Austin, Texas: My home town of Austin, Texas is considering a plastic bag ban, as several other cities throughout the country have done so far. Not surprisingly, a poll sponsored by the  Texas R...

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Watered Down CPSIA Bill Finally Passed

Aug 22, 2011

Austin, Texas: Nearly three years after Congress passed the original (CPSIA), President Obama has signed a separate bill modifying the controversial legislation. The amendments to the law, recently p...

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Going Green: LEED-Certified Hotels

Aug 16, 2011

Austin, Texas: Our family took a few days to vacation in Seattle before embarking on an Alaskan cruise last week, and we were amazed at what an eco-friendly town Seattle is. Recycling stations were e...

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12 Simple Ideas To Cut Your Organization's Carbon Footprint In Half Using Small Steps

Jul 29, 2011

Pain-Free Ways to Cut Your Companies’ Energy Consumption Austin, Texas: The automotive industry is being required to double their fuel economy standards to 54.5 miles per gallo...

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New Study Shows Growth of Clean Green Jobs

Jul 19, 2011

Austin, Texas: A New study by the Brookings Institute gives a detailed study of clean jobs in America, and it shines some new light on its impact to the economy. The report  shows that...

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Green Marketing Tip: Send Receipts by Email-Capture Contact Info

Jul 15, 2011

Data Capture or Go Green Movement? Depends on the Retailer Austin, Texas: Retailers, are you looking for an easy way to capture your customers’  email addresses and go green at the same ti...

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Starbucks Trying To Improve Their Cup Recycling Program

Apr 22, 2011

An article in Resource Recycling notes that Starbucks has released a report outlining its plans to make all of its cups reusable or recyclable by 2015, as contained in their report, Starbucks Glo...

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Greener Products vs. Green Products

Apr 19, 2011

I came across a great interview of consumer products maker Johnson & Johnson’s Al Iannuzzi, senior director of Worldwide Health & Safety, where he was asked about greenwashing. His repl...

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GM is Now 52 Percent Landfill-Free

Dec 15, 2010

52 percent of General Motors facilities worldwide are now landfill free, meaning that all waste generated from their normal operations is reused, recycled or converted into energy, according to a stat...

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LA County Bans Plastic Grocery Bags

Nov 18, 2010

Kudos for Los Angeles for passing an ordinance that bans supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies from giving customers single-use plastic bags. The new LA County law, which also requires stor...

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Newsweek Issued Environmental Ranking of Top 500 US Businesses

Oct 18, 2010

Kudos for Newsweek for ranking the environmental record of America’s Top 500 companies in their latest issue. From their list, it is clear to see that the high-tech community has taken a lead i...

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Green Economy Improving, According to Industry Survey

Jul 19, 2010

Budgets and hiring in corporate environmental departments are on the rise. Those are core findings of the twice-annual “Green and the Economy” survey, conducted by GreenBiz Intelligence. W...

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3 Aspects to Improvements in Sustainable Manufacturing Around the World

Jul 16, 2010

While various businesses are resorting to sustainable manufacturing and are taking many CSR plans progress is falling way short of the challenges of change in climate, energy security and dearth of na...

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Get Dirty...For a Healthier Planet

Jun 25, 2010

If you haven’t seen the documentary, Dirt! The Movie yet, now is a great time so you can get an eye-opening understanding of how dirt forms a protective skin around the planet. It tells the stor...

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Green Promotional Products Will Position Your Company More Favorably

May 03, 2010

I was at an environmental trade show today and was surprised at the number of “non-green” giveaways that were being handed out at the booths. Plastic light up yoyos, imprinted plastic pens...

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Can You Market Without Catalogs?

Apr 26, 2010

Do you continue to use printed catalogs and flyers? Do you print the same number of catalogs each year - regardless of the trend away from print media? If so, it is time to consider a few thoughts. ...

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Clean Energy Trends for Coming Decade

Mar 17, 2009

A report from Clean Energy Trends 2009 has just been released–which provides a very interesting analysis of the future of clean energy over the coming decade, in terms of job growth and potentia...

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New Tax Laws Affecting Alternative Energy

Jan 20, 2009

The US Department of Energy has recently updated its general information site called Tax Breaks for Businesses, Utilities, and Governments. There are huge savings available for both commercial accoun...

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Demand Response: A New Profit Center For Green Businesses

Jan 19, 2009

Many businesses are now taking advantage of a new tax incentive vehicle, known as demand response. According a recent article entitled How to Take Charge, Rack Up Revenue, Earn Incentives and Whittle...

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Dell Announces 4-Year Plan to Reduce Packaging by 20 Million Pounds

Dec 22, 2008

According to a recent press release, Dell is implementing a plan to modify their computer packaging in hopes of eliminating approximately 20 million pounds of packaging material over the next four yea...

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Strict Green Initiatives Set Forward By Business Community For a Change

Nov 29, 2008

According to an article in ClimateBiz, such firms as Nike, Starbucks, Sun Microsystems, Levi Strauss & Co. and The Timberland Co. have created a organization, called Business for Innovative Climat...

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How to Choose the Right Custom Imprinted Tote Bags For Your Next Trade Show

Oct 15, 2008

When it comes to environmentally friendly trade show give-aways, few items give more bang for the buck than imprinted tote bags. Trade show attendees are constantly looking for quality bags to pu...

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Avego: New Ride Share Program-Is this a Viable Program?

Oct 13, 2008

From time to time a like to comment and report on companies that are promoting green products or services. I came across a website the other day called Avego.com, that is a ride-share program that lin...

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Going Green...A Large Scale Green Development Project in Mexico

Oct 07, 2008

Forget about the United States as the hub of the solar powered technology future, as Mexico is seeking to become a leader in this competitive industry. A $250 million project named Silicon Border Scie...

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Find Your Green Spot Today

Oct 01, 2008

I found another green spot website and it was really cool. FoundMyGreenSpot.com sells 100% organic cotton T-shirts and baby onesies with cute graphics and quotes on them. Then, on top of that,with eac...

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Applied Materials New Solar Panel Project-Largest in the US

Sep 20, 2008

Applied Materials has built a 2.1-megawatt solar panel system on their campus A recent article by Bob Keefe, Cox Newspaper’s West Coast Bureau Chief, reports that Applied Materials has just...

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Are Americans Willing to Pay More for Environmentally-Friendly Products?

Aug 04, 2008

In my discussions over the years with clients, one question seems to pop up more than any other: Are Americans willing to pay more for environmentally-friendly products? For the segment of the popula...

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Green Business vs. Environmental Activists

Jun 19, 2008

Is Going Green Good Enough Anymore? Advanced Micro Devices Inc. was planning to open a $270 million campus in Oak Hill, Texas on some environmentally sensitive land. In 2005, in order to help get ap...

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