The planet is in trouble, as everyone on it knows, but the effects of people’s daily lives do not seem to prevent them carrying on regardless. If you want to reduce the impact that you are having on the earth, then perhaps it is time you looked in to how the things that you do regularly, will effect how your children’s children will live and enjoy the planet that they are on.
There are many ways in which you can change your daily life, as these actions are repetitive and will have the largest amount of change. But what about when you are moving house? Are there ways in which you could keep up the fight against climate change when you are moving to a new place? Of course there are, it just takes a little consideration and planning!
Firstly, think about where you will be doing the most damage. It is most likely that the largest environmental impact that you will take part in will be the van drive between properties. You will no doubt understand that the move is going to be fairly impossible if you do not use a large vehicle to transport everything between houses, as there are no completely green vehicles that have been designed to do such a job, unless you live by a river and have a large boat... So, how do you change this? It is worth looking out for companies that suggest that they are ‘green’ or ‘eco’ on their website or in their advertising. You will have to enquire as to how this is so, as sometimes the company will just suggest using recycled materials to customers in order to get away with the attractive moniker of ‘environmentally friendly’ whilst others will be offsetting their carbon emissions in order than their vans and lorries are carbon neutral. This is the kind of thing that you need, as they are very much the only way to view the van drive as anything other than deadly. Obviously, the damage will still be done, but by offsetting the carbon emissions, there will be less damage done elsewhere, which is an ok temporary solution to the crisis, but not one that will last long.
Secondly, consider your packing materials. Are you buying expensive new cardboard boxes and loads of bubble wrap? The production of new boxes and plastics is very harmful to the environment, both in terms of method as well as the materials used. You will no doubt understand that plastic production forms noxious gasses, much in the same way that burning fossil fuels does, whilst cardboard is produced through deforestation. Recycled materials are best, but the process of recycling still takes up power. So, actually re-using old boxes is by far the best way to keep your house move green. Old newspapers can be used instead of bubble wrap, whilst old bubble wrap can often be found if it is essential.
Are you moving soon or in the near future? Moving the traditional way puts an unbelievable amount of trash and other waste into our landfills which are harmful to the planet. Why waste time and money on cardboard boxes and tape that you’re just going throw away when you move into your new place? Instead, consider getting green plastic moving boxes from us at Rentabox. We’ll deliver them to you and pick them up from your new address so you don’t have to worry about it. With Rentabox, moving can be a streamlined, pleasant experience all the way around!