The 3 Men Movers recycling program conserves energy, reduce pollution and saves our customers time and money!
Drop off your old boxes at our Houston Location during normal business hours for FREE RECYCLING!
Over 90% of all products in North America are shipped in corrugated boxes. Not surprisingly, old corrugated cardboard (OCC) represents a significant percentage of the solid waste stream, with approximately 90% of OCC packaging coming from the commercial or non-residential sector. According to the EPA, “Corrugated cardboard is one of the easiest materials to reduce at the source, reuse, and recycle. “ By recycling your OCC, instead of discarding it you’ll be:
- Conserving energy usage
- Reducing the production of greenhouse gases; when cardboard breaks down in landfills it creates methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide
- Reducing the emissions of certain air pollutants such as hazardous air pollutants (HAP), Volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), and total reduced sulfur (TRS)
- Conserving water use
- Conserving natural resources (it takes 3 tons of trees to produce one ton of virgin cardboard); By recycling just two bales of cardboard 3 Men Movers will be able to save the equivalent of 3 tons of trees
Making cardboard products from recycled materials also uses up to 99 percent less water, up to 50 percent less energy, and produces only 10 percent of the byproducts created by making it from new materials, says Planet Ark.