Earth-Friendlier Packing Materials:
Packing materials are necessary to get your move completed safely and efficiently. Here are a few solutions to help you move a little greener when it comes to packing materials:
Reusable containers: You could start by calling some friends and family to borrow their empty plastic containers they might have lying around from their last move. You might not be able to get a-hold of enough to pack everything you own but every little bit helps to reduce the number of boxes you will need. Remember, boxes without lids require tape – most tapes can’t be recycled and it takes a very long time to decompose and most reusable containers have lids avoiding the use of tape.
- Frequent movers: A good investment would be to purchase all plastic containers that can be easily stacked and stored, so they’re always on hand for when the moving itch begins. If you move often, this might also be a good solution for you as it saves our trees and cuts down on our landfill waste. It also cuts down your running time to purchase moving boxes and ends up being a great long term investment. Besides you will be able to loan them to your family and friends when they get the moving itch.
- Recycled Materials: A great way to save money and your impact on our earth is to search through your local newspaper, store bulletins, or even Craigslist.com free ad section for used boxes. The online networks are a great source for finding used packing materials at a good price or even free. If you can’t find any consider posting your own want ad.
The whole world knows the environment is a very fragile entity that must be treated with care and respect. With all the latest news about being environmentally friendly and going greener, everyone is trying to figure out new ways to recycle and save energy and natural resources. Let’s all pull together and do our share to help preserve our precious planet. Although approximately 65% of our cardboard is recycled each year, and is the most recycled material in the United States, it is up to all of us to keep that number steady if not raise it. Who knew that something as simple as cardboard could be so complicated? It’s extremely simple and uncomplicated to make sure were being green when choosing packing materials for our upcoming moving adventure and recycle what is recyclable.