This week with a city council vote of 13-1, Los Angeles became the largest metropolis in the United States to ban plastic bags outright and also impose a charge on paper bags. Although the ban has been met with controversy and complaints from both plastic bag manufacturers and Los Angeles citizens, the city council hopes it will be a positive step in making the city a healthier and greener environment. Mixed Bag Designs’ reusable grocery bags are made from the same plastic used to make yogurt cups and up to 40% of the plastic used in our bags is recycled from post-consumer use. These reusable bags are recyclable anywhere #5 plastic is collected (the same place you can recycle those yogurt cups and hummus tubs) – including Whole Foods locations across the country.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! In honor of the unofficial summer kick-off weekend, our staff picked their favorite must-have bags for summer. You can also see some of our favorite summer bags on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/mixedbagdesigns/summer-bags/
We are always interested in promoting ways to go green, and are often happily surprised at how much we can save (both in the recycling bin and in our wallets) by making a few eco-friendly changes in our everyday routines. As we love our reusable grocery bags and eco-friendly products, it’s no surprise that our list of the 10 Easy Ways to Go Green involves some of these colorful alternatives. But this list also includes some ideas gathered from our staff on how they try to go green. Check it out!
Though they are usually the ones hyping up their classmates and supporting their teams from the sidelines, now you can gather and support the Charter Oak High School Cheer & Mascot Team from Covina, CA. In an effort to promote their team, they have chosen Mixed Bag Designs to help raise funds for their Cheer Camp with an eco-fabulous team fundraiser.
Fundraising letters are a great way to let parents know about your goals and how they can give their support. It can be difficult if you’re not sure where to start, but we’re happy to help out! Make your letter short and to the point, and use these tips for writing a successful fundraiser cover letter.
We LOVE our fantastic fans! We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without all of you! We’d like to give a shoutout to two lucky fans this week. Recently we have decided to share all the love that YOU give us by offering up fun contests and giveaways on our Facebook page. We like to highlight those great fans that are constantly sharing, commenting and giving us great feedback! Stay tuned for future fan giveaways!
Grassroots organizations have sprouted up all over the United States and efficient, sustainable green programs are blossoming with help from schools and community leaders. The Green Village Initiative in Ridgefield, CT has introduced successful green programs in their elementary schools and middle schools. Read on about how you can support a school fundraiser to help raise awareness about recycling and eco-friendly habits.
Mixed Bag Designs is excited to announce their new partnership with the non-profit organization, Grades of Green, as part of their campaign to best promote green living and help organizations meet their fundraising goals with affordable and sustainable products. Find out why we love this eco-friendly company and how you can support them through a fabulous green fundraiser with Mixed Bag Designs!
The stories behind the fundraisers and the subsequent fundraising success stories motivate us to work harder each season to provide fresh and fun designs that will increase profits for every fundraiser we work with. For Pete’s Sake is one of those stories that makes us pause, reflect and also inspires the fundraising team to help raise money for the cause.