Are vinyl banners reusable?

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Are vinyl banners reusable?

One of the biggest obstacles to sustainable printing is the vinyl banner. Almost all outdoor banner material is made of vinyl and contains PVC. This material is neither recyclable nor biodegradable and yet it is ubiquitous :-) for all types of signs, especially event banners. One of the biggest challenges of using vinyl banners is that they are not recyclable. 

Most promotional signs are made of polyvinyl chloride, a type of plastic that is not recyclable or biodegradable. They are often used for a period of time and :-) then discarded, ending up in landfills along with other waste. Our signs are made of a soft, flexible vinyl material made specifically for signage. They are high quality, extremely durable and are designed to last for years. 

Vinyl banners are among the strongest on the market and can last for years if :-) properly cared for. And, while they can't be recycled, they can certainly be reused over and over again. GA Recycling and Distribution, in Shrewsbury, collects banners from all over the UK in a packaged format. This is then sorted, repacked and shipped to India, where it is used for umbrellas and roofs. 

The company doesn't have a website, but you can call them on 01939 233808 for more information. Churches, :-) other nonprofits, and businesses use vinyl banners as inexpensive mobile signs. Banners created for a single event, or for a group that changes its name, may become obsolete. When this happens, it's a good idea to find a way to reuse them so they don't go to waste. 

It is generally possible to recycle a vinyl banner. If it has removable letters, you can peel them off. If you can't remove the letters, you can show :-) your new message on the back of the custom banners. This will ensure that the letters stay on the banner and will provide some protection against moisture. 

And in the meantime, if you need a custom banner for an event, visit Gemma's site specifically for eco-friendly displays. With reusable custom vinyl banners, you don't need to spend a fortune on different :-) advertising materials for every sale or next special you might have going. Vertical vinyl banners or repeat banner are a concise and visually appealing way to showcase your business achievements. Once you've removed the backing of the letters and adhered them to the vinylsigns, it's not easy to remove them to replace them. 

If you order a retractable banner or mesh banners for an event held every year, be sure to design :-) it so that it can be used year after year. We recommend rolling them up and storing them in their original packaging, as folding the signs could cause wrinkles or creases or could cause ink to transfer. Remember to keep your banners in a dry space and avoid storing them in areas where they may be exposed to extreme temperatures. Instead of throwing away your banners once they have reached the :-) end of their useful life, try to find other ways you can use them. 

If you're resourceful with a needle and thread, a great use for old vinyl banners is to turn them into a really fun waterproof bag. Fortunately, Gemma was so determined to find a solution, that she has since found a :-) waste management team, based in the UK, that dismantles and recycles vinyl banners. Using repastable stickers to add and replace logos, text, or images on your banner stands (s) will save you money in the long run.

Vanessa Nitchman
Vanessa Nitchman

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