Let’s face it, we have no idea how we managed before Amazon. We now rely on it for just about all of our needs. When you ride that delivery train for long enough, you accumulate a respectable collection of boxes of all shapes and sizes. You are not alone. It is estimated that Amazon ships 608 million packages per year.
However, as we become more reliant on the delivery of those handy packages, we are also becoming increasingly environmentally conscious. With all the packaging, isolation materials, and papers within each box, we may start to wonder about the extent of our environmental footprint. We are certainly not going to stop ordering from Amazon anytime soon, so in the meantime, what do we do with all of those darn boxes?
- Donate: The most ethical solution to your cardboard box problem is to use it as an opportunity to donate to some of the charities and good causes in your community. Amazon and many other companies participate in the Give Back Box program. It is a pretty painless process. First, fill out a box with goods you wish to donate. Then print off a label at com and drop it off at your local Post Office! They will make sure it gets where it needs to go. This way you will get rid of the boxes while making the world a better place.
- Get creative! Social media is full of great ideas for repurposing your boxes. Have you ever noticed that kids often prefer to play with the box rather than the expensive toys that they hold? Take advantage of that. Turn it into a giant art project, either by painting them or combining them into a structure. The more boxes you have, the more room your budding architects have to build their creations. Help your kids build a fort or a castle.
- Recycle: this is the most obvious solution and many of us already do so. You are most likely required to do so by law. If you have too many boxes to fit into your recycling bin, you may have to take them to a central collection station. You may also want to save a few of the better boxes for your next move. Before you recycle boxes, you may want to save a few for your next move! That is the one time you can’t get enough boxes.
If recycling boxes is a persistent problem for your home or business, consider contacting Boston Junk Removal to address all of your recycling needs. Our offices are located at 166 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148. If you are more of a social media person, find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bostonjunk, or give us a call at 781-399-4808 to experience our excellent customer service. We also happily provide free estimates over the phone. We look forward to hearing from you!