Victoria, B.C. movers have noticed a growing trend of customers wanting to make an eco-friendly move. If you share the same concern for the environment, there are a few simple things you can do to keep your move “green”. The first step is to use recycled moving supplies rather than purchasing them. The next step is to lighten your load as much as possible by donating what you don’t need. And the last and most important way to “eco-boost” your move is to begin new energy saving habits in your new home. Check out this informative blog for more green moving tips.
If your resolution for 2013 was to curb your carbon footprint, you might find it a challenge when there’s an impending move: the dozens of cardboard boxes, rolls of packing tape, the white ocean of Styrofoam packing peanuts, reams of plastic bubble wrap. Then there’s the moving truck that’ll haul thousands of pounds of your household goods to the other side of the city, or—cringe—across the state or country.
However, if you’re moving, there’s a way to fulfill your resolution, celebrate April as Earth Month and take part in a popular trend: green moving. It’s household moving with a conscious effort to choose the most environmentally-friendly packing materials, share and reuse supplies, and reduce carbon emissions during transport.
Read our tips for making your move green, as well as interesting statistics about how moving affects the environment. Also, find out what you need to do to make your household energy-efficient and start things off right in your new digs.
Get Smart about Supplies
The average move uses 60 cardboard boxes—that’s the equivalent of a half-ton tree. If you consider that an American moves 11 times in his or her lifetime, that’s 660 boxes, or 5 1/2 tons of wood, per person. Reusing a friend’s cardboard boxes is a good first step. Depending on quality, a cardboard box can withstand three to 10 uses, at which point it will likely need to be recycled.
But there are some more eco-friendly alternatives to cardboard boxes, as well as other traditional packing materials. Click this link to finsh reading Green Moving Tips: How to ‘Eco-Boost’ Your Move.
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