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How to make your move environmentally friendly

Environmentally friendlyYou can lessen the impact of your move on the environment by cutting down on the amount of waste that the relocation generates.  One of the biggest contributors to the environmental impact of moving is packing materials, but the reality is that they are required in order to get the job done.

You can achieve a greener move, however, by being aware of some of the options that are open to you.  One option is to reuse boxes and other packing materials such as packing paper and bubble wrap.  If you have kept the original boxes for items such as electronic goods then these are perfect for reusing, as they are also likely to have the internal packing needed to keep these items protected during relocation.

You should check out the durability of the boxes and make certain that they do not have any weak spots.  Family and friends should be contacted to see whether they have any spare boxes that you can make use of, and there are now a large number of online suppliers of pre-used cardboard boxes.  Should you have to buy new boxes then you should pick products that are manufactured using recycled material.

It is also a good idea to watch out for boxes that have been glued rather than stapled, as the use of glue means that they are 100% biodegradable.  Double-walled, high-quality boxes are generally a lot more robust, meaning that they could be used again after your relocation.

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