marlo marketing. fully integrated marketing, public relations, and creative services agency based in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City

From influencer engagement for luxury hotels to website design for assisted living communities to public relations for iconic beer brands, we cover a lot of ground.

In industry lingo, we’re considered a full-service integrated consumer marketing agency.

In our lingo? We just get sh*t done.

Banned in Boston: Plastic Bag Edition

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Banned in Boston: Plastic Bag Edition

Starting last Friday, Mayor Marty Walsh’s ban on single-use plastic bags in Boston went into effect. Since businesses will no longer be allowed to distribute any plastic bags to customers, we need to search for alternatives. So, what are your choices?

Businesses such as grocery stores and restaurants will provide recycled paper bags or give you the option to purchase reusable or compostable bags. But if you’re like me, you like to be prepared. Here are some options for bags to replace the plastic:

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These Jalousie 12-pack reusable grocery bags are a game-changer. They’re lightweight, can be folded into a pocket for convenient storage, and come with mesh drawstring bags for all your fruits and veggies. You can order a pack of six totes and six mesh bags for only $12.99 on Amazon.

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This next option is great for all the wine lovers out there. Large Planet E reusable bags come with reinforced bottoms perfect for transporting groceries and bottles from your recent Trader Joe’s run (gotta love that $5 wine, am I right?!). You can order a pack of three on Amazon for $24.99.

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Finally, these Lotus Trolley bags put more of a dent in your wallet ($44.95 for four, but currently on sale for $29.99!), but they honestly scream luxury, which is why I justified buying them. Not only do they stack perfectly on your shopping cart, but they have specific pockets designated for the delicate essentials: wine and eggs. The pack of four large bags also comes with an insulated cooler bag for all of your frozen groceries (ice cream, duh!). Another great reason to splurge on these bags: the company is family-owned and a portion of every purchase is donated to charity.

Now that you’re prepared to abide by the ban, the only question left is — will Katy Perry have to change her iconic lyric?

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