BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A residential move can generate upwards of 80 pounds of cardboard waste. By replacing cardboard boxes with reusable plastic bins, Movers, Not Shakers! will save more than 1,000 trees this year. With the growing threat that climate change poses to the planet, the need for all companies and consumers to prioritize environmentally sustainable practices becomes vital. Movers, Not Shakers! has been leading the charge in green moving since 2007.
The Climate Impact of Reusable Bins
Movers, Not Shakers! largest green initiative is the use of plastic bins instead of boxes. They're reusable, durable, stackable, and perfect for moving. An average move's worth of cardboard is the equivalent of half a tree. That means each time a customer uses bins instead of boxes, an average of 0.52 trees are saved, 25 pounds of CO2 are removed from the atmosphere and 135 pounds of O2 are added to the atmosphere. In a typical year Movers, Not Shakers!:
- Removes over 40,000 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere
- Adds over 215,000 pounds of O2 to the atmosphere
Additional Green Moving Initiatives
While pioneering the use of reusable bins is the largest initiative Movers, Not Shakers! has taken to make moving sustainable, they have taken additional steps to further reduce the carbon footprint of moving and take waste out of the environment.
- All trucks run on biodiesel
- Provide textile & e-waste recycling
- Use environmentally-friendly cleaning products
Taking Green Moving Further
Movers, Not Shakers! has taken numerous steps to make moving green; however, founder Mark Ehrhardt is actively working to create zero-waste moving an economically viable reality. Further steps that are being pursued include:
- Replacing tape and bubble wrap with biodegradable alternatives
- Obtaining all energy from renewable sources
- Utilizing carbon offsets for customer contributions during the moving process.
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