GREEN MOVING BOXES: RecoPack makes your remodel storage eco-friendly

March 17, 2008

recopack green movingEarthFriendlyMoving is out to change the way American homeowners move with an environmentally friendly, do-it-yourself (DIY), packing and moving system developed entirely from recyclable trash mined from local landfills.  Something we all need when we are packing away for our remodel!

Spencer Brown came up with a very simple green idea to take our hard to recycle plastic trash (all of that stuff found under your kitchen sink and laundry room) and convert this waste plastic into RecoPacks (Recycled Ecological Packing Solution). 

Made from 74 plastic bottles, a RecoPack is a plastic moving container that you use instead of cardboard boxes for your remodel storage or move.  RecoPacks are rented through EarthFriendlyMoving.com.  

“When you do the math, we have removed over 740,000 bottles to make the first 10,000 RecoPacks,” says Brown.  “For every 100 RecoPack containers we manufacture, EarthFriendlyMoving removes an average of 256 pounds of trash from the country?s landfills!”  Brown also notes that it saves three healthy green trees from being cut down and made into disposable packing products like cardboard boxes.

How do you get RecoPacks for your remodel move or storage? 

To get your RecoPacks you call, email or fax one of the EarthFriendlyMoving.com eco-agents, and they will help determine the right number and sizes of RecoPacks and other supplies you?ll need to complete your move.  RecoPacks come in 5 homeowner friendly sizes  ? small (14″x14″x14″), medium (20″x14″x12″), large (22″x16″x14″) and extra large (28″x18″x20″).  A specially designed pallet made from recycled baby diapers called the ?Poopy Pallet,? is where you can stack your packed RecoPacks.

geami packing paper green The RecoPacks arrive at your home via a vegetable powered/bio diesel truck.  In addition, the delivery truck doubles as mini packing material factory.  The truck harnesses energy it creates while driving, and then powers a machine on the back which produces Geami paper packing material, eliminating your need to purchase plastic bubble wrap.

recocubes eco friendly packing materialThe company also offers RecoCubes to protect your valuables.  These packing cubes are made from recycled paper sludge.  They compress it into this cool powerful cube and add sugars, starches and B-12 (plant food vitamins). When you?re done unpacking, all you need to do is toss them into your garden and they become compost for your trees and plants!

RecoPack’s rent out at $1/wk for some sizes, and there is a small delivery and pickup fee that ranges between $29- $99.  EarthFriendlyMoving is currently operating in Orange County and Long Beach, California and will expand throughout Southern California in 2008 and ’09. For more on Spencer’s company, check out their RecoPack YouTube Video.
 

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