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Save Trees: Recycle Your Moving Boxes

SAVE TREES RECYCLE YOUR MOVING BOXES The life cycle of a moving box: AN AVERAGE MOVE REQUIRES MORE THAN 1/2 OF A ONE TON %3D BOXES PINE TREE Trees are cut into logs 2. 42 RYEAR MILLION MOVES Logs become wood chips CONSUME: Wood chips are boiled to a pulp and mixed with recycled material. 28,560,000 Trees 132,720,000 Gal. of oil 11,760,000,000 Gal. of water The pulp is dried. 70,560,000,000 KW of energy CREATE: Dried pulp gets rolled into paper. 1,680,060 Gal. of air pollution 5,040,000 Cu. yards of landfill 6. Paper is glued together, made into cardboard, and formed into boxes. YOU ARE LIKELY TO MAKE Used or new boxes are packed up. 8. 11 moves in your lifetime Packed boxes are moved to new home. IF YOU RECYCLE 9. Boxes are recycled or thrown away. ALL 660 MOVING BOXES YOU CAN SAVE E 18,480 If recycled the boxes along with other recycled material are boiled into a pulp AGAIN. Trees KW of energy 35 26 Gal. of oil Gal. of air pollution The pulp is turned into new boxes, tissue, printer paper and MORE! 3,080 Gal, of water Cu. yards of landfil Can't recycle your boxes? RECYCLING CARDBOARD Use them around your home: • Reuse cardboard boxes for shipping or storage. REQUIRES ONLY 75% • Throw cardboard in your compost pile. • Line garden beds with cardboard and use it as of the energy used to make new cardboard. mulch for weed control It also lessens the emission of sulfur dioxide produced when making pulp from trees. Recycling Tips & Tricks • Find your local recycling center at: • Prepare cardboard for recycling by removing any other materials such as plastic wrap, polystyrene peanuts and other packing materials. • Break down cardboard boxes to save storage space. • Try to keep cardboard dry and free from food waste. Cardboard can get wet and still be recycled, but it's more difficult to carry due to the added water weight. • Use moving box alternatives like: Sources: mymove • US Census Bureau • * * • * Learn more at

Save Trees: Recycle Your Moving Boxes

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How many cardboard moving boxes will you use the next time you move? If your response is “a lot,” “dozens” or “so many I can’t count,” you need to see this infographic. Our research team...


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