With all the traditional practices, the words 'moving and eco friendly' can never exist together. From packing your priced possessions, cleaning your home to transporting your things to the new home, everything harms our fragile planet. The non-biodegradable packing materials make the environment unhealthy and the transport vehicles leave their carbon footprints very well. With all these enemies of environment taking there toll, our planet earth is losing its capacity to endure them.
But if someone really cares, an environmentally responsible mover can do a lot of things to contribute a little. Let us see how:
Green cleaning material: A great deal of cleaning is involved during a move. Whether it is related to your new home or the one you are leaving behind. Good amounts of cleaning products are required in this process. So, before finalizing the one you'll buy, read through the ingredients list to make sure they are all natural. They shouldn't be non-biodegradable and toxic in nature.
Don't pack what you don't need: Reducing the amount of things you take to the new home can significantly decrease the graph of the threat you pose to environment. Clothes, furniture, shoes and any unwanted item can be given in the charity or sold in garage sales. This will reduce the carbon footprints to a good amount.
Green transport: Eco-friendly moving vehicles are a bit costlier than the traditional ones but often contribute to the green world. Some of the good removal and storage companies use such practices. So before you track a moving company, make sure that it follow all the environment policies genuinely. Enquire about what kind of fuel they use in vehicles? Do they use shortest possible route to reduce fuel consumption? And many such questions should be asked by responsible citizens. This way you will be able to contribute a lot to your planet.
Use recyclable packing material: The major part of threat is posed by the non- recyclable packaging materials. They are used in plenty. Many removal and storage companies have started to provide eco friendly, reusable packing boxes. These boxes are not fragile and they make sure that even the most delicate possessions will make it to your home. By following this eco-friendly routeyou can not only save the environment but can also save some time.