Relocating can be a stressful and complex process, with numerous tasks that require organisation. It is understandable that sustainability concerns are not always a top priority. However, there are several simple steps you can take to make the move more environmentally friendly by reducing carbon emissions.
1. Pack fewer items
Limiting the weight and number of boxes packed means a lighter load for the moving van, resulting in reduced carbon emissions.
Request cardboard boxes from neighbours or local supermarkets rather than purchasing new packaging materials. Instead of using plastic packing materials such as bubble wrap, opt for biodegradable alternatives. Use cloths, blankets or towels to safeguard large or delicate items.
Your removals company may not have electric vans, but when it’s time to replace their vehicles, newer models have better fuel economy. Within the next decade, it’s expected that most removal companies will operate greener electric vehicles.
If you’ve wrapped some things in towels or cloths during packing, simply wash them after use before reusing them again. If possible, give away cardboard boxes to someone who needs them or keep them stored in case you require them for future moves. Alternatively, take any leftover cardboard boxes to a recycling centre.
Finally, you can relax in your new home and order some lovely food (but don’t forget to recycle the containers).
At Merseyside Movers & Storers, we value environmental friendliness within our business operations. Contact us if you’re seeking an eco-friendly Liverpool removals company.