Packing isn’t anyone’s favorite activity, less so when trying to simultaneously reduce your carbon footprint. From cardboard boxes to Styrofoam packing materials, moving is certainly not an eco-friendly task, especially when you consider the average move requires about 60 cardboard boxes, or the equivalent of a half-ton tree.

As a company deeply invested in the health of our planet, our team at Mont-Rose Moving Systems is always striving to make moving greener by sharing eco-friendly advice with our customers. Here are several packing and hauling items you should consider using during your next relocation to reduce your environmental impact:

  • Recycled Plastic Bins:  While you can reuse cardboard boxes, they aren’t as sturdy as recycled plastic bins, which can be used up to 400 times.
  • Biodegradable Fillers:  Plastic bubble wrap and packing peanuts are useful for protecting your items, but they aren’t helpful to the environment. Instead, look for green packing peanuts made from bioplastics. Bioplastics are made using sources like corn starch and vegetable oil.
  • Blankets:  Use blankets to wrap large items like furniture and mirrors for green protection. Our moving services in San Jose include padded blankets to protect your most valuable possessions.
  • Recycle Your Items:  When packing, you may feel the desire to simply trash things that you no longer want. Rather than tossing usable items you no longer want, sort them into donate and sell piles. You might find that, even though you don’t want something, somebody else may.

When you need eco-friendly, reliable, and reputable moving services in San Jose, contact the experts at Mont-Rose Moving Systems. Call us today to discuss your upcoming move or fill out our convenient online form to request your free quote today!

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