We believe in doing our part to help make Earth a better place to live. As a result, Element Moving & Storage makes moving more environmentally friendly by tweaking our moving operations and packing materials to reduce waste. We’re committed to “green moving,” and it’s one of the reasons we’re the next generation in moving and storage.
At Element Moving & Storage, we believe in lessening our impact on the Earth and actively making it a better place to live for generations to come. When you think about it, moving companies go through cardboard like a hot knife through butter; and every ton of cardboard not properly recycled takes up almost 10 cubic yards of landfill space (or around 900 square feet). When it comes to production, each ton of cardboard uses 17 trees, 380 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water, and 4,000 kilowatts of energy. Yikes!
One of the many ways Element Moving & Storage minimizes our impact is by using recycled materials and offering eco-friendly crates for our customers. By using recycled reusable products, we dramatically decrease our carbon impact over time and truly make a difference. Along with using recycled materials, Element Moving & Storage is highly involved with our North Texas community and promoting a green future. Here’s a few examples:
Green Cleaning Products
Your everyday household cleaning products not only contain harmful ingredients, but often contain animal products, finite resources, and harmful production and packaging processes. This goes for laundry, dishwashing, hand wash, feminine care, household cleaners, and even baby care products. There are many green companies available to choose from to improve the quality of your home and the environment, such as:
- Seventh Generation
- Green Works
- Simple Green
If every household replaced just one 12-pack of regular toilet paper for recycled toilet paper, we’d save two-and-a-half-million-trees.
Element Moving & Storage encourages using cleaning products made with plant-based, recycled materials to dramatically decrease our dependence on unhealthy, damaging chemicals both inside and outside the home. To learn more about green cleaning products and how they benefit the environment that we all live in, call a representative at Element Moving & Storage today.
Donate Your Unwanted Items
Not only do you save money on your move by donating extra clutter, but you enrich the lives of countless vulnerable families in DFW. In fact, Element Moving & Storage will come pick up your donation of gently used items and take them to non-profit organizations throughout North Texas. These items may include:
- Children’s items and toys
While unwanted clutter may be a burden on you, it’s an absolute treasure to families in need. Contact an Element Moving & Storage representative to find out what you can do to help families in DFW today, or to schedule a donation pick-up.
Smart Use of Materials
When you think about it, it’s the little things we do every day that impact our environment; and adjusting them—even just slightly—makes a huge difference. For instance, consider using newspapers or old towels to wrap around fragile items instead of bubble wrap. Because bubble wrap is made of plastic (polyethylene to be precise), if not recycled properly will end up in a landfill, the ocean, inside a marine animal’s stomach, or even in our own stomachs when we eat seafood that ate plastic (grim, we know, but true).
Element strives to be part of the solution—never part of the problem.
Another green approach to moving is to consider reusing cardboard boxes. If your friends or family don’t have any cardboard boxes available, check your neighborhood businesses; chances are, they’ve got a ton waiting to be picked up. This doesn’t only save you money on the move, but reduces unnecessary waste. Once you do find the cardboard boxes you need, save them—you or your friends/family may need them in the future.
Element Moving & Storage proudly offers eco-friendly crates upon request. Our eco-friendly crates are made entirely from recycled materials instead of mass-produced rubber/oil products, dramatically reducing our carbon footprint—every time. Our reliance on plastic products is a hard habit to break, but with our green initiatives and community involvement, we believe we can transition to a greener lifestyle. Call us today to speak with one of our certified relocation specialists about our eco-friendly moving crates.
For more information on how you can help us in our mission to make the world a better place for everyone, contact us today.