April 13th, 2012
Are you ready for square beverage bottles? Turns out the square-sided sports bottle is so much more than eye-catching.
- Square bottles actually hold more liquid than round bottles of the same height and width.
- The square shape actually allows for a more efficient use of storage space. This is valuable for both shipping and storing.
- Square sports bottles are stackable, and they don’t roll.
According to the design and environmental blog Inhabit, designer Andrew Kim developed this biodegradable concept bottle to show the impact Coca-Cola® could have simply by changing the shape of its bottle design.
This design change is coming to promotional products as well. Here’s the first example: Our exclusive PolySure Squared-Up Sport Bottle. The 24-ounce promotional water bottle comes in vibrant colors, both translucent and opaque.
The trend towards square shapes in sports bottles is still pretty new. So, be square. Your promotional items will really stand out from your competitors.
October 7th, 2011
In recent years, both consumers and corporations have started to change their behavior in an effort to preserve our world for future generations. Corporations have introduced products made with alternative materials like biodegradable corn plastic and repurposed tires, or redesigned packaging to be less wasteful. As consumers, we can opt for reusable shopping bags instead of plastic, replace bottled water with refillable bottles or use public transportation to cut down on vehicle emissions.
One of the most impacting eco-friendly decisions we can make is recycling. It sounds simple, but have you ever been confused about what you can recycle, and how? I have! The little arrow triangle and number system in place now can be overwhelming and downright baffling.
Not to worry! A revamp of the familiar recycling codes is rolling out now on select grocery products as part of a nationwide pilot program. The new symbols clearly identify what parts of a product can be recycled and provide better instructions, like “recycle if clean and dry,” or “empty & replace lid”.
The organization behind this new program is called GreenBlue Sustainable Packaging Coalition, whose goal is “[to create] a clear, well-understood and harmonized label that enables [the] industry to convey to consumers how to recycle a package.” The GreenBlue Sustainable Packaging Coalition has an informational site at http://www.how2recycle.info/. Keep your eyes peeled for this new feature at a grocery store near you!
At 4imprint, we do our best to provide a hearty selection of recycled promotional products to support green initiatives, community clean-ups, local recycling centers or any event that makes environmental responsibility a priority.
July 25th, 2011
Here’s a sneak preview for a really exciting new addition to our range of drinkware.
Made of Tritan (a newer material I’ve posted on before), this bottle includes a cap that twists off and doubles as a drinking glass.
The glass is large enough to put ice cubes inside.
This is a great giveaway because it’s both eye-catching and practical. It’ll be a great promotional product for an office environment. And, it’d make a great gift for conference or workshop attendees.
In fact, when you give this away, I’ll bet the first response you hear is, “Wow!”