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New Sustainable Shopping Platform Bagboard Rewards You for Giving Back to People and the Planet

The app and smart bags launch today in London with conscious brands like Georganics, allplants, TALA, Birdsong, Kind2, TOTM, Votch and UpCircle

Use your bag around London & earn conscious coins

Use your bag around London & earn conscious coins

SHOREDITCH, U.K.July 27, 2021PRLog — People across London can now earn as they walk to make shopping everyday sustainable products more affordable.  All while contributing to ocean-plastic removal. This is all thanks to a simple reusable ‘smart bag’ by tech startup Bagboard, connected to its new sustainable marketplace app, which will roll out across the capital from today.

Bagboard helps people become more sustainable in their everyday choices. Each time someone carries a free, carbon-neutral, reusable, water-resistant, paper ‘smart bag’ and scans it within the Bagboard app they are rewarded with points – or conscious coins (CCX) – that can be directly applied as money off sustainable brands including plant-based meal service allplants, planet-friendly period care TOTM, ethical skincare UpCircle Beauty and canned water brand CanO Water, along with 32 other conscious brands at launch. 25% of which are female-founded, and 15% led by people of colour. What’s more, Bagboard additionally rewards people by removing ocean plastic on their behalf each time they reuse their smart bag, via a partnership with innovative NGO Plastic Bank.

Smart bags are more eco-friendly and cost-effective to produce than traditional canvas totes. Unlike single-use plastic alternatives, they’re biodegradable and can be recycled with no harmful waste.

From today, Bagboard (https://www.bagboard.com/) smart bags are posted out completely free to Londoners after being requested via the Bagboard app and will be distributed from September via Bagboard’s network of 2000+ independent retailers across London, helping these retailers switch from the cheaper and more readily-available single-use plastic alternatives they currently rely on.

Ashleigh Bishop, co-CEO and co-founder of Bagboard comments: “We all want to make a positive change towards the future of our planet, but in today’s climate it can often feel like the individual changes we make as consumers are futile in the face of a problem so large-scale. We’re here to remind people that your small changes add up to something bigger. We’re all already carrying reusable bags; so why not carry one that gives back to you and to the planet?

How Bagboard works:

  • Download the Bagboard app for free on Android or iOS and request a free Bagboard smart bag to be posted to you
  • Link the Bagboard app to your smart bag by scanning the QR code on the side
  • Reuse your bag around London (anywhere within the M25) – scanning it in the Bagboard app at the start and end of each use
  • Earn reward points (conscious coins or CCX) to spend on eco-friendly brands featured in the in App marketplace
  • With every use and reuse, Bagboard removes ocean plastic on your behalf via the Plastic Bank

The cost of bag production, conscious coins and environmental plastic waste removal is covered through advertising from sustainable brands. What’s more, for the first time, people are being personally rewarded for their role in promoting and interacting with advertising. Users are able to control their data and how much or how little they share.

“There was £25.3 billion spent on advertising in 2020 in the UK alone, and we as the consumers of advertising, don’t benefit. And the planet certainly doesn’t either. We see a big opportunity to share the value of this advertising spend with consumers. By having people earn for carrying smart bags featuring advertising from sustainable brands, and by rewarding the brands that are doing good for people and the planet by encouraging people to spend their money back with them, it’s creating lasting change. We refer to it as a circular model powered by people,” says Bishop.

Any consumer wishing to be sent a free Bagboard (https://www.bagboard.com/) smart bag can order one from the Bagboard App available via the iOS or Android app stores.

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About Bagboard:

Bagboard is a purpose-led tech company on a mission to drive conscious consumerism on a global scale. Bagboard partners with brands who are kind to people and the planet by featuring their campaigns on eco-friendly smart bags, replacing single-use plastic bags. Through the Bagboard app, we empower people to reuse their smart bags, promoting those brands as they travel around the city. As a reward, they earn conscious coins, a new digital currency, and are incentivised to spend on the sustainable brands featured on our bags. Bagboard acts as a new type of sustainable marketplace that brings people and brands together for the good of the planet. Bagboard is backed by Sky Ocean Ventures and Innovate UK. www.bagboard.com

Mary Keen’s Fiction Novel

The Romanian Transport: Adventures of Jessie Lincoln, a new book by Marty Keene, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Following the adventures of Jessie Lincoln throughout many exotic countries, there is much mystery to be solved. After having a very secretive government piece of information given to Jessie by mistake, he must adjust his pride, goals, and motivation in order to do the right thing for his country.

About the Author
Marty Keene worked as an instructor and counselor in significant educational institutions and performed as an Ambassador of Friendship for the United States. He and his wife Kathy have developed, managed, and owned retail stores, golf courses, and different firms and services. Keene has been the owner and international distributor for the Regenerating PBS Wristband, LLC, which neutralizes the body from negative frequencies of the modern electrical world.

The Romanian Transport: Adventures of Jessie Lincoln is a 146-page paperback with a retail price of $14.00 (eBook $9.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6376-4061-6. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/the-romanian-transport/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/the-romanian-transport-adventures-of-jessie-lincoln/

Chesapeake, VA Author Publishes Inspirational, Powerful Book

My Journey: A Pathway to Recovery, a new book by Oliver W. Joyner, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

My Journey: A Pathway to Recovery invites the reader to journey with the author into a path of honesty, self-examination, and reflection. The purpose is to enable the reader to mirror themselves through the writer’s personal experiences and realizing that there is a path out of the darkness of abuse, neglect, and addiction that leads to God’s marvelous light of life and love.

Transparency is what makes the story interesting. Throughout the land, men, women, boys, girls, young, old, rich, poor, white, and black are silently suffering from the pains, hurts, and disappointments that they constantly have. For so many, the thought of this only happening to them, continues to keep them confined to a spiritual, mental, and physical imprisonment. It is the author’s hope that his story in its transparency grants the reader permission to unlock the secret doors of their suffering.

About the Author
Oliver W. Joyner is an ordained Baptist minister and has been sober for thirty-two years. He is a former mental health worker at First Hospital Corporation in Virginia Beach, Virginia, a former after-care (drug/alcohol) facilitator at New Beginning, Serenity Lodge in Chesapeake, Virginia, a former Sunday School Teacher and Youth Minister, and an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Joyner has been married for fifteen years. He has three sons and two step-daughters, one grandchild, and four step-grandchildren.

My Journey: A Pathway to Recovery is a 124-page paperback with a retail price of $13.00 and eBook ($8.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6480-4083-2. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/my-journey-a-pathway-to-recovery/

Wait – A Collection Of Poetry

Wait, a new book by Denise Ayala, has been released by RoseDog Books Publishing.

You will find her in a small cottage surrounded by trees in a small town in Oregon. After a busy day of daily work, she will brew some tea, grab a cozy blanket and a good book, and cuddle up with her cat. For the past few years Denise Ayala has been encapsulating memories as poems. In Wait, you will find a few of her favorite memories and thoughts she has compiled when escaping the mundane.

Wait is a 30-page paperback with a retail price of $9.00 and eBook ($5.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6366-1048-1. It was published by RoseDog Books Publishing, Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/wait/ or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://rosedogbookstore.com/wait/

Lightning’s Children

Lightning’s Children is a #1 Amazon Bestseller! #1 in Religious Mysteries (Kindle store) and #1 in Teen & Young Adult Law & Crime Fiction eBooks on Amazon.com the week of 7/19/21!

Lightning’s Children, a new book by John Logue, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Alec Spotsworth lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has been a newspaper reporter of minor events for seven years and a columnist for eight. His columns lay flat on the page: a cat with five toes, a hair compound of quince seed, the city’s new one-way sign that has been pointing the wrong way. Typesetters in the composing room scream curses when handed the day’s Spotsworth column. And then comes today.

He sits down and writes one name: Skeebo Wescott III. He stops. He thinks, and remembers the panties on the bus, visible for the full forty-five minute ride. He types, with no thought of stopping: The smooth bone under the skin of her legs and the deep, rising, altogether softness of her body join inside the rare, thin, swollen, breathing elasticity of soft white panties. Spotsworth’s world, and Atlanta, will never be the same.

About the Author
John Logue was a sportswriter for ten years with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and he was a founding editor of Southern Living magazine and editor-in-chief of its book division, Oxmoor House. He has published seven Morris-and-Sullivan mystery novels, and one political novel, Boats Against the Current. He also helped the late Auburn football coach Pat Dye write his autobiography. He and his wife Helen Logue live in Birmingham, Alabama. He also likes to sneak in that he earned a basketball letter at what is now Auburn University.

Lightning’s Children is a 142-page paperback with a retail price of $14.00 (eBook $9.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6491-3442-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/lightnings-children/

North Chesterfield, VA Author Duo Write Book For Beginner RVers

RV Primer – How to Start and Enjoy RVing, a new book by Michael and Marcy Vreeland, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

In 2008 Michael and Marcy Vreeland started RVing and in 2017 sold their home and began the adventure of full-time RVing. Over the years they have learned valuable lessons about this unique lifestyle while trying to help other RVers avoid the mistakes they have made. They wrote RV Primer to give those just starting out tips and tricks to avoid the mistakes they had made.

Readers who are beginner RVers will gain valuable insight that will save them time and money while they enjoy the Vreeland’s story-filled, humorous prose. Among the topics covered are how to select the right RV, how to properly maintain your RV, and how to wisely stock your RV. Whether you are considering RVing or are merely interested in what it is like, RV Primer is the go-to book.

About the Author
Michael Vreeland is a graduate of University of Maryland University College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. He was in the U.S. Navy for ten years, where he was an Electrician Mate serving on World War II-era submarines. He transitioned into a position as a Communications Technician working in the classified Navy program Classic Wizard for six years. As a civilian he continued to support the program until he retired in 2008. His experience in the Navy allowed him to refine what he calls his “developed analytical approach to life,” which prepared him to become a full-time RV’er and to write RV Primer.

RV Primer – How to Start and Enjoy RVing is a 106-page paperback with a retail price of $18.00 and eBook ($13.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6495-7185-4. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com/search.php?search_query=rv%20primer§ion=product or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at https://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/rv-primer-how-to-start-and-enjoy-rving/