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  • George Hampson

The Benefits of Reusing or Recycling Packing Materials When Moving House

Updated: Nov 7, 2023

Moving to a new home is an exciting new venture, but the process of packing up everything you own and relocating can also generate a significant amount of waste. Fortunately, there's a sustainable solution that benefits both you and the environment. What is it, you ask. It's using reused or recycled packing materials.

By opting for these eco-friendly options, you not only reduce your environmental impact but also enjoy several other practical benefits, too, that can make your move smoother and more efficient. So, let's explore why opting for recycled packing materials is a wise idea.

Eco-Friendly packing: a win-win for you and the planet

With environmental consciousness is on the rise, making eco-friendly choices even during the process of moving can have a positive impact on both your wallet and the planet. But that's not all, join us as we go through all the benefits going eco-friendly can bring.

Less waste, less stress on landfill sites

While traditional moving supplies like cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper do a superb job, they also generate a significant amount of waste that often ends up in landfills. By choosing reused packing materials, you actively reduce your carbon footprint and help decrease the demand for single-use resources.

It's really easy to do, too, if you're the one moving, ask around before you go out and buy these materials. You'll find that plenty of shops have boxes going spare from deliveries and friends and family almost always have packing materials lying around.

The same goes if you have recently moved and are looking to get rid of all your materials. Ask around first, see if any friends, family or local removal companies are in need.

Reduce your carbon footprint

Every year, countless tons of cardboard boxes, plastic packaging, and other disposable materials end up in landfills. So by putting less in landfill and using reused or recycled packing materials, you actively contribute to reducing the demand for new resources and lessen the burden on our environment. This small choice can make a significant positive impact on the planet.

Save money without sacrificing quality

Reused or recycled packing materials are often more affordable than purchasing new supplies. Largely because you can often get your hands on them for free or very cheap. The best part? The quality is just the same. Generally speaking, people won't offer their used moving materials if they're not in a good enough condition to adequately protect or hold your items. So you don't need to worry about reused materials not being up to scratch.

If you don't have any friends or family members that have recently moved, you can check out

local community initiatives, online marketplaces or local shops.

Tailor to your needs

When you go out and buy moving boxes and other moving materials, you'll be limited to a certain size or number. For example, you might have to buy ten packing boxes at a certain size. But this might not suit your needs. It's likely you're going to need all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Plus, when it comes to protective materials, sometimes bubble wrap may work better than styrofoam, and so on.

But when you source reused materials, you can pick and choose exactly what you need without having to buy in bulk. Sounds perfect, right? That's because it is.

Support sustainable practices

By choosing reused or recycled materials, you actively support the concept of a circular economy — where resources are reused, recycled, and repurposed rather than simply discarded. This encourages others to adopt eco-friendly practices and contributes to the broader movement towards sustainability, too.

Our packing promises

Here at Saint Removals, we're passionate about doing our bit for the planet. One of our packing promises is to always reuse packing materials when we can. And if we can't, because we use recyclable materials, we make sure we dispose of our materials in an ethical way.

Find out more about our packing promises.

Start your Saint Removal Journey today!

If you're looking for a packing and removal company that adopt eco-friendly practices, then you've come to the right place. We have a range of packing, removal and storage service that can be tailored to your needs. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us now to find out how we can help.

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