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Recyclable plastic packing boxes vs legacy cardboard packing boxes

When you are moving house, the most useful item to help you with the job at hand are boxes. They enable you to carry lots of smaller possessions at once, which saves you a lot of effort and time, and it enables you to organise your things according to what was in each room of the house, so that nothing gets lost and it makes unpacking easier too. So when it comes to choosing between cardboard packing boxes and plastic packing boxes, what are the pros and cons of each type for moving house?

House moving cardboard boxes

Cardboard boxes

Pros

  • They are much cheaper to buy, and are easily found online or second hand from high street shops
  • They can be flat packed, and so they are easy to transport in your car, or pack away to be re used in the future
  • They are lightweight as well as durable, which makes them easy to carry when moving home, which is one of the most important aspects!
  • They are recyclable, and looking after the environment is very important.
  • They can easily be written on in a permanent marker, so you can say what is in them, which makes organisation very easy

Cons

  • Although they are strong, especially double walled recyclable packaging, they are slightly less strong than plastic containers
  • You need extra strong tape to keep them together, or else they risk breaking apart during the house move

Plastic containers

Pros

  • They are strong, very strong
  • They are see-through, which means you can tell what is in them easily

Cons

  • They are much heavier than cardboard boxes
  • They cannot be flat packed, which means once you have moved home, they need to be thrown away or used for storage immediately because otherwise they will simply take up too much space
  • They are not recyclable packing boxes and so they are not good for the environment at all.
  • They are usually much more expensive, costing up to ten times the price of cardboard

So what would we recommend overall as the best and most popular type of box for house movers? Definitely cardboard, every time. They are the number one choice of box for house movers in the UK, and the main reason being price. Although, as mentioned above, there are many more benefits of cardboard too, making them the optimum type of box for everyone. When choosing the right number of boxes that you will need, it is best to count and measure your things precisely, or if you prefer a rough estimate (like most people!) then a rough guess of ten boxes per bedroom tends to work well for most people. Cardboard house moving boxes are cheaper to buy online too because delivery is much cheaper as they can be flat packed during delivery, where as you could end up paying the earth to buy plastic containers plus the postage on top. We hope your house move goes smoothly! Visit www.packingsolution.co.uk to know more.

Environmentally friendly packaging for green businesses

When choosing the best cardboard boxes for moving for your house move or office move, there are many different factors to consider, such as price, size, quantity etc. But something that you must consider and think carefully about is making sure you pick environmentally friendly packaging that can be recycled and re used after you have moved, creating wastage would be a catastrophe.

Re usable cardboard boxes

Here at Packing Solution our cardboard packing boxes are:

  • Recyclable
  • Re useable
  • We have contracts with a local recycling company
  • We use environmentally friendly courier services
  • We are based in Glastonbury- the home of green
  • Made from high quality cardboard
  • Made locally, also reducing emissions

Packing cardboard boxes can be re used again and again, for many different things. You can use it as insulation in your home, or you could make things out of them, for example you could make an outfit to look like a robot, or make a play house with them as a few ideas. You can use them for storage purposes too, or you could just flat pack them and put them under your bed until you need them again or ask friends and family if they need them at all as well. Here at Packing Solution we always encourage our customers to do this, because simply throwing them away is a waste that can be avoided.

Packaging accessories and boxes can be sent back to us to recycle for you, or just take them down to your local recycling centre to do it for you if you wish to do this because they are taking up too much room in the home. House removal packing boxes need to be purchased in the most accurate sizing as possible so that the number of boxes you need will be optimum, which will not only save you time and money, but it will reduce wastage of packaging as well- and this is vital. So if you need assistance with this, please phone or email us and a member of our experienced team will be able to advise you on quantity. Alternatively, take a look at our moving packs, which aim to give you some idea of how many you may need and these are discounted too so there are lots of reasons to pick them.

Get environmentally friendly cardboard boxes for your house move

House removal packing boxes are available from a wide range of retailers around the UK- many are overpriced and many sell smaller boxes so it looks like you are getting a good deal, when really you are not. Here at Packing Solution we offer the very best quality boxes, they are all made here in the UK from premium materials, and they are all one hundred percent recyclable too, and we would always encourage our customer to do this. You can even send them back to us to recycle for you if you wish. We have ongoing contracts with a local recycling company here too, and we do everything that we can to look after the environment.

 

reusable cardboard boxes

 

How can heavy duty boxes for house moving be environmentally friendly?

  • You could simply recycle them, by sending them back to us or sending them to a local recycling bin
  • Alternatively, you could find a way to re use them yourself before throwing them out. For example, you could use them for storage purposes, or use them to make things out of for you to use, such as for insulation in your home or for your children to play with such as a play house.
  • Here at Packing Solution we use the most eco friendly courier services around, and go out of our way to pick them based on this criteria
  • Many of our boxes have already been recycled in one way or another- but don’t worry they are not second hand or damaged in any way at all.

 

Moving boxes online are delivered flat packed, which ensures that they don’t take up much room in the delivery van, which makes sure that they can pack lots of other things in the same trip, which will save on emissions and will in turn help the environment as much as it can. You can then transport them flat packed as well, which may in turn save a journey or two. Boxes for house removal are sold in the natural brown colour, and so this saves a process of printing when producing the boxes, which again helps the environment that little bit. Every cardboard box that is used in the UK saves a plastic box from being produced, which are often non recyclable, and so this helps things too. We hope that you can find everything that you need here at Packing Solution in the world of Cardboard boxes for moving house, and we wish you all the best with your house move. Thank you for reading.

Environmental Benefits of Cardboard Boxes

There are many environmental benefits of cardboard packing boxes as opposed to alternative materials, such as plastic containers. The main being because they are all one hundred percent recyclable, and so they can be re used again and again without causing wastage, where as plastic cannot be recycled in most cases and this is very bad for the environment. Cardboard can be recycled and re used for many other purposes other than boxes too, so it is almost a guarantee that they can be recycled for something useful to somebody.

 

Environmental benefits of cardboard boxes

Cardboard packing boxes for moving house- never throw them away always recycle

  • If you simply throw them away, they will be more harm to the environment than anything else
  • Always put them in a correct recycling bin, which you can find near supermarkets for example
  • You could list them for re use on sites such as gumtree in the UK, where people can simply re use them if they are in good enough condition
  • Packing cardboard boxes are mainly bought online brand new, so why not offer them up to online retailers of packaging who can re distribute them

Boxes for house moving can be used for the house move, and then flat packed up and stored away, without taking up much space. You can then re use them when you may need them, or if a friend may need them too you could lend it to them. You could re use boxes for storage purposes, because you may want to keep something away in the attic or garage and they will be perfect for this purpose. You could also re use them to make things for your children to play with, for example you could make a children’s play house out of them, and paint them and make holes for windows too. Always ensure that the boxes you buy are recyclable too, which you can confirm with the retailer. Here at Packing Solution we ensure that all of ours are recyclable, and we work closely with a local recycling company here in Somerset too, so we do everything we can to look after the environment. Because we send our boxes flat packed, this makes transportation easier as well, which in turn looks after the environment because it reduces emissions as it allows more thing to fit in the van alongside the boxes.