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Moving With The Environment in Mind

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Green Moving - Moving Home With The Environment In Mind

More and more people are becoming concerned with the environment, and quite rightly so. We are treating our planet as if we believe that we have another place to go to. As we see how fossil fuels are being depleted, pollution is rising and wildlife has diminished by 50% over the past few decades, it becomes increasingly clear that we must go green. If we are moving home or business, therefore, we should also look into green moving. If you have made the commitment to reducing your carbon emissions as much as possible, then you need to implement this in your moving efforts as well, including trying to find the best green movers Richmond VA has to offer. Let's take a look at some of the things you could do in order to make your moving efforts more eco-friendly.

First of all, there are the boxes you use to pack your items in. Once upon a time, most movers Richmond offers would instantly provide you with brand new boxes. Although this may be convenient, it is not overly green. Hence, perhaps you could consider using storage items and boxes you already have. The moving company may also have some previously used boxes that they are recycling. It is likely that you will need at least some new boxes, however, at which point you should look into whether your moving company is able to recycle those for you afterwards. Check the material of the boxes as well. Recycled cardboard is generally the best option. Make sure you don't use too much plastic in your packaging either. If you do have to protect items such as glass or other breakables, try to wrap them in old newspapers or even some of your bedding for instance. If you must use plastic, try to see if you have some plastic bags left rather than purchasing new rolls of packaging plastic.

Then, there is the moving itself. Good residential movers Richmond has available are able to give you a breakdown on the emissions they have through their removal vans. More and more companies are committed to reducing this, meaning they use green fuels as much as possible. Additionally, the best green movers Richmond VA has to offer will always make simple efforts such as switching off their engine as they are loading and unloading their vans. Some now even have stop start technology, which means the engine switches itself off when they are waiting in traffic and automatically switches back on when they touch the accelerator. These are small efforts that have a huge impact. Don't be afraid to ask questions about sustainability. If anything, this may help them exert more efforts towards becoming greener themselves.

 

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