World Environment Day: 10 Eco Promo Products + 10 Ways To Celebrate

May 21

June 5 is World Environment Day, a time to promote awareness and action for the protection of our environment. This year, Eco Marketing Plus is offering up 10 eco-friendly promotional products that...

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Eco-Friendly Kitchen Promotional Products: Elevating Your Brand with Sustainable Swag

Apr 29

Are you on the hunt for last-minute eco-friendly kitchen promotional products that not only showcase your brand's commitment to sustainability but also make excellent giveaways or corporate holiday...

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Grow Green: 5 Desk Plants for Earth Day Eco-Friendly Giveaways

Feb 08

As Earth Day approaches, it's time to infuse your workspace with eco-friendly vibes. Adding desk plants and small succulents not only enhances office aesthetics but also promotes sustainability and...

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Last-Minute Eco-Friendly Christmas Gifts / Merchandise

Dec 05, 2023

In the world of marketing and brand promotion, there's a growing emphasis on eco-conscious choices. This is especially true during the holiday season, as consumers become increasingly aware of the ...

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7 Reasons Brands Should Be Involved In Environmental Initiatives

Feb 16, 2023

By working to protect the planet, companies and organizations can better awareness, workplace culture, loyalty, and beyond. Obviously, a brand’s focus should be on its products/services, ...

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Sustainability Resolutions For 2023

Jan 18, 2023

This year, make plans to make sustainable switches in your life. When a new year rolls around, it is common to set new goals or intentions, and many may focus on environmentally friendly New Ye...

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New Eco-Friendly Corporate Gift Ideas for Employee Appreciation in 2022

Feb 21, 2022

As we move into 2022, the global expectation for eco-friendly products and sustainable business only grows stronger and more impassioned. Consumers and employees alike are continuing to shift their...

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WHEAT ALL BOUT IT – The newest sustainable material for promotional products!

Apr 29, 2021

We have all heard of recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), and recycled bamboo fiber, but have you ever heard of wheat straw before? Wheat is the newest sustainable material that is now bein...

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5 Eco-Friendly Back to School Products For Students & Teachers

Apr 16, 2021

With more and more Americans getting their Covid-19 vaccinations, it looks like students and teachers can start preparing to head back to campus for the upcoming school year. this means that studen...

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5 Eco-Friendly Housewarming & Closing Gifts for Realtors

Apr 09, 2021

With the housing marketing booming, there's no time like the present to be a relator. With houses selling and closing deal after deal, what better way to welcome your clients into their new homes t...

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Get Ready for Summer Vacation with these 5 Eco-Friendly Products

Mar 29, 2021

With the promise of vaccines available to the public in May, vacations and travel is starting to seem not so far off in the distance anymore. And after a year in isolation, I'm sure I can't be the ...

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3 Eco-Friendly Employee Engagement Activities for Spring

Mar 09, 2021

Spring has finally sprung! That means it's time to get outside, breathe in the fresh air, soak up the golden sun, and start growing a garden. After being cooped up in the house for an entire year (...

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Eco-Friendly gifts just in time for Earth Day!

Feb 25, 2021

With Earth Day right around the corner, now is the time to plan how you'll be celebrating our Planet on her big day if you haven't done so already! For the last 50 years, Earth Day has been celeb...

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5 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Office Eco-Friendly

Jan 06, 2021

Although working from home may be tiresome, it helps lessen the environmental footprint your company is making. However, we can all do more to help the planet on our own terms during this Pandemic....

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5 Simple Ways to Make Your Kitchen More Sustainable

Dec 14, 2020

If you're anything like me, you've been in the kitchen cooking and baking up a storm and pretending you're on your way to becoming the next Top Chef. While that clearly won't be my future career pa...

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Tools & Gifts For Medical Professionals

Mar 31, 2020

Doctors and nurses work long, stressful and sometimes dangerous hours, especially now, with COVID-19. Thank them with useful and thoughtful products! Due to the coronavirus pandemic, medical pr...

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Eat, Drink & Travel In An Eco Way

Oct 10, 2019

While out and about, make sure to eat, drink and travel in a green way! We live in a busy world and lead on-the-go lives. From morning commutes and summer vacations to just running errands, the...

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Get Ready To Celebrate Earth Day

Mar 05, 2019

Protect the planet and promote your business with these imprinted items! Eco Marketing Solutions is helping you to celebrate Earth Day with a roundup of some of our most popular products! All o...

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7 Ways To Go Green This Holiday Season

Nov 06, 2018

Here’s how your brand can help protect the environment! With the holiday season coming up, we want to encourage companies to go green. There are numerous ways to help protect the earth, a...

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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 countri...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 indo...

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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 Ch...

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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 goes into...

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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 com...

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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 names...

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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 imperati...

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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 imperati...

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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 ab...

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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 EPEAT ...

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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 Reta...

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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...

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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 wer...

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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 gallon by 2025 in...

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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 the clean ec...

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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 time?...

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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 Globa...

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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 reply was...

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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 s...

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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 s...

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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...

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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...

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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 s...

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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 p...

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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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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 acc...

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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 Whit...

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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 ...

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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 Climate...

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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 ...

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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, that is a ride-share program that ...

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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 S...

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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 pop...

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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...

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