What can plastic bottles be used for? First off, you often see people carting around a plastic bottle with their beverage of choice, whether it’s artisanal New York City tap water or carbonated, dyed high fructose corn syrup water. Once you’re done with your drink, you just toss it into the Columbia to let it make its way to the giant trash island in the Pacific, right? We sure hope not!
Nowadays, most of us understand the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling our waste. When you toss your plastic bottle into the recycling bin, there’s now a chance that it could be used to create an attention grabbing banner for your business. Witchcraft, you say? Please don’t get the angry mob together before you read a little more about banners made from recycled materials in Vancouver, WA.
Banners Made of Weaves of Green
We turn to Aurora Specialty Textiles Group, Inc. for our green banners. They have an environmentally-friendly line of printable textiles known as Weaves of Green. Specifically, we use the Act II banner stock made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled polyester. The polyester for these banners comes from plastic drinking bottles.
“No Way! Show Me What You’ve Done with This Material!”
Your wish is our command! We’ve recently completed three projects using Weaves of Green. A new restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Sandcastle, came to us for a construction site banner. They were opening a location in a city park and wanted a sustainable way to announce the new place to eat.
Also in Minnesota, this time in Northfield, we had clients in need of a way to congratulate the recent graduates of St. Olaf College’s Environmental Studies program. A single use banner made from scratch wouldn’t do. The post-consumer recycled polyester was just the ticket!
Our Latest Green Project
Our latest project was completed just last week. Methow Cycle & Sport of Winthrop, WA needed eco-friendly banners to help commemorate a decade of providing the Methow Valley with ski and bike products and repairs. Located on State Route 20, they offer services, knowledge, and items for skiers and cyclists of all skill levels.
For this job, Corin McDonald at EVRYBDY, a brand communication and design studio, supplied us with the design for the banner. We then rendered the graphics on a 72” tall by 24” wide banner featuring pole pockets at both the top and bottom for easy display. As you can see from the photos, this material looks more like fabric than the usual vinyl banners. Plus, Act II is a very tightly woven product, so even in the sun, Methow Cycle & Sport can count on the color holding and never getting washed out.
In the end, they were completely satisfied with the finished product, and the mighty sign makers at SGS were mighty please to do what we can to be more sustainable!
If you’re interested in using these lean, green branding machines to market your enterprise, contact SGS today for a free consultation on eco-friendly vinyl banners for Vancouver, WA.