In 2011 more than 30 million people moved homes in the United States consuming almost 1 billion cardboard boxes at an expense of over $5 billion. Only half of the paper in the United States gets recycled and cardboard represents 18% of all landfill waste. Even the half that does get recycled is not the ideal solution because the process of garbage collection and recycling costs a lot of money and expends a great deal of energy and other natural resources in the process.
We created an initiative called ‘Zero-Footprint Moving’. The goal of this initiative is to minimize the waste which would normally be generated from home and office moves. This starts by eliminating all of the limited lifespan, single use packing materials from the moving equation; such as cardboard boxes, tape, bubble wrap and Styrofoam packing peanuts.
We will achieve this goal with the help of our EZ Bins, wardrobe boxes and other Eco-friendly packing materials. Our EZ Bins are strong, water resistant plastic boxes that provide a far better alternative to cardboard. Since we we rent our supplies to customers, pick them up and then rent them out again we are creating a self sustaining zero waste solution.
We currently operate in the Greater New York area providing free delivery and pick up to areas including New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx additional service areas include Northern New Jersey, Nassau and Westchester county and we will be expanding to new locations soon!