Recycling - We think green
All Supplies For Sunset Moving cardboard boxes are made from 100% recycled material. This is important to know, because when you are moving you can rest assured that you are supporting the use of recycled products when buying boxes from Supplies For Moving. This helps our environment.
Cardboard and packing boxes are reportedly the largest single source of recovered paper, comprising 51% of all paper recovered for recycling in the U.S. (American Forest and Paper Association, 1999). If reducing the amount of cardboard used for packaging is not feasible (source reduction), then it should be recycled or composted. Sunset cardboard is made from strong, good quality wood fiber and includes un-waxed cardboard boxes and brown paper bags. Paperboard cartons such as cereal boxes, waxed cardboard used for packaging fresh vegetables, and other non-corrugated boxes cannot be recycled as cardboard but may be recycled with mixed paper products. Waxed cardboard can be reused.
The simplest and most cost-effective method for reducing the amount of cardboard is through source reduction. Many suppliers over-package goods because they assume customers prefer heavily packaged products. If an item can be delivered with less cardboard or other packaging, it is recommended that the end user negotiate with the supplier to minimize the excess packaging.
However, many people do a good thing by purchasing recycled products like Supplies For Moving's moving boxes, and moving supplies, and then just throw them in the trash when they are finished. This does not help our planet.
The great news is after you move into your new home, you can recycle your boxes by either by reusing them or recycling them. You can also recycle your kitchen packing paper, and your padded packing wrap. This beautiful planet is the only one we have, so while we are moving, lets get our boxes moving into a good cause.
Recycle Boxes for your Move - Yourself
- Appliances Cardboard - Small heavy items and electronic appliances are are safe in this double walled, reusable box.
- Suitcase Box - Fold them as you would in a normal suitcase.
- Archive Box - Used for documents, A4 ring binders and files are strong, double and perfect for storing your paperwork.
- Computer boxes - Holds up to 20 10 inch plates. A quality to keep your crockery safe.
- Furniture - Holds Pillows and blankets.
- Double walled boxes
- Book And Video boxes
How to Recycle Moving Boxes
Call your local recycling company in the new city you moved to and find out how to recycle boxes in your local area. Some cities offer curbside pickup of moving boxes, while others do not provide the service. Many cities require that you make an appointment to have moving boxes picked up. Sometimes people think they are recycling their moving boxes when they put them on the curb and they are picked up. However, in many cities if you don’t make an appointment to pick them up by the recycling company, it is the trash company that actually picks them up. NOT the recycling company. So you think you are recycling when you are not!
Make a quick phone call and find out if there are local recycling areas where you can drop off your moving boxes to be recycled. It is easy to locate these areas by going to Earth911 in California.