Packing & Moving: Low Impact Solution

A Very Green Idea From Frogbox

Moving is something we have all done and will most likely have to do again (and again, and again). Whether it's for our home or our company doesn't the hunt for the right cardboard box feel antiquated? We love a company that can take a basic service need, like moving, and make an environmental impact. Read more after the jump. We’ve all been there: sorting through boxes behind the grocery store, begging for cardboard at the wine shop, being forced to purchase boxes from the moving company. For those of you in the Seattle and Vancouver, BC, area you now have a better option: Frogbox.

The idea is simple. You place an order online, they deliver the moving totes, you pack and move then Frogbox will pick up the empty boxes. The boxes, which can be reused hundreds of times, are actually cleaned after every pickup thus reducing the amount of dirt and bacteria that cardboard boxes can harbor. The trucks use waste stream bio-diesel (from recycled waste oils and cooking oils from restaurants) which lowers emissions and their website is powered by solar energy. And for those of you frog lovers, 1% of Fogbox’s gross revenue is donated to frog habitat restoration. Love it!

We recently wrote about a similar service in the Bay Area . Do you have something like this in your area? If so, let us know!

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