Many of us adopt green living practices because they add to our quality of life. Today, the eco-friendly lifestyle has gone mainstream. According to Forbes, 77% of Americans actually want to learn how to live more sustainably. That said, has your commercial business considered other organic ways to reduce your carbon footprint, especially during a relocation? Yes, it can be tempting to overlook eco-conscious practices in the midst of change. However, with some key tips, you can enjoy a successful yet sustainable move.
What Does It Mean to Carry out a Sustainable Move?
Simply put, the sustainable lifestyle is focused on the longevity of our planet. Many green-living proponents believe that making small (but important) lifestyle changes can help preserve our earth’s natural resources.
When it comes to moving, this means making environmentally-friendly decisions and using biodegradable materials. Recycling, reusing, and repurposing will not only help our planet but also benefit our pocketbooks. Use less = spend less.
Tips On Making a Sustainable Move
Research Eco-Friendly Moving Companies
Research local moving companies that focus on sustainability. You’ll want to choose a company that recycles materials and is conscious of its carbon footprint. Moving companies, like Mesa Moving and Storage, generally have a website outlining the conscious efforts they make to be socially responsible. For a sustainable move, you must work with a company that promotes sustainable fuel consumption and waste policies.
Declutter, Recycle, and Donate
A commercial relocation is the perfect time to sort through all of your possessions and assess your needs. Whether moving a home or business, relocating unnecessary items wastes truck space, resources, and fuel.
In that light, Mesa Moving and Storage offers many suggestions for handling unwanted items. Before discarding an item, consider whether a donation may be the better choice. Your generosity can benefit someone in need and also save landfill space. Also, Mesa Moving can help businesses connect with potential furniture and equipment buyers to further extend the life of your assets. If commercial items can’t be sold or donated, Mesa Moving can assist with ethical disposal choices.
During office moves, Mesa Moving consciously uses items that are produced from recycled materials. Our purchasing paper, polynite floor protection (a sustainable alternative to masonite), moving crates, and dollies are all composed of recycled materials.
Reuse Instead of Buying New
Moving boxes typically are only used on moving day and can be a chore to recycle after you’re done unpacking. However, Mesa Moving has a solution: we can pick up corrugated boxes (after your office relocation) for future customer use. On commercial moves, Mesa Moving eliminates the need for corrugated boxes by deploying reusable office moving crates and dollies.
For other moving supplies, turn to the Internet. An online community search may turn up surprising finds. For example, websites like Facebook, Nextdoor, and Craigslist are great for finding free or affordable moving items.
Re-Consider Fuel Consumption
Experts believe that gas and oil are non-renewable resources, which is why it’s important to be cautious in terms of consumption. To improve fuel usage and decrease pollution, Mesa Moving has joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay program.
According to the EPA’s website, this “program helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking, and improving freight transportation efficiency.” In conjunction with this program, Mesa Moving also utilizes 15-passenger vans to minimize the number of vehicles on the road.
In all, Mesa Moving and Storage has been providing reliable moving services to its clients since 1981. Its green moving initiatives for commercial moves involve reusing materials, recycling, and deploying products made from recycled materials. For more information about Mesa Moving and Storage, contact us today.