Eco-Friendly Greener Moving With 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 and greener moving:
Reusable containers: You could start by calling some friends and family to borrow their empty plastic containers they might have stored from their last move. You might not be able to get ahold 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 moving: A good investment would be to purchase all plastic containers that can be easily stacked and stored, so they’re always on hand for those that move frequently. 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. You will also be able to recycle them when they are damaged or no longer usable.
- Recycle Packing 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 used cartons, consider posting your own “seeking for” want ad.
The whole world knows our environment is a very fragile entity that must be treated with care and respect. With all the latest news about being environmentally aware, eco-friendly, and going greener, everyone is trying to figure out new ways to recycle, save energy, and limit our usage of natural resources. Let’s all pull together and do our share to help preserve our precious planet for our children and grandchildren. 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 we are going greener when choosing packing materials for our upcoming moving adventure and recycle what is recyclable.