(Houston, Texas) – Sometimes going green means more than just saving the environment, it can mean saving money too. When the staff at Daryl Flood in Houston heard that cardboard packing material accounts for one-third of all landfill waste, they decided to do something to decrease their use of cardboard boxes during moves and to make a positive impact on the environment in the process. Instead of cardboard boxes, Daryl Flood Warehouse & Movers in Houston now uses plastic crates on all its office and industrial moves (an average of 75 moves per week).
By incorporating reusable plastic crates with an average lifespan of 17 years the company has significantly decreased waste – and their carbon footprint. And Daryl Flood’s customers actually prefer the reusable crates to traditional cardboard boxes. Why? Reusable plastic crates when compared to cardboard boxes:
• Demand 39% less total energy to produce*
• Produce 95% less total solid waste*
• Cause 29% less total greenhouse gas emissions*
• Reduce by 20% the time it takes to complete a move*
Plus, the efficiency of reusable plastic crates means the total number of van loads required to complete a move is decreased which saves moving companies in Houston and the surrounding areas fuel and lowers the customer’s total move cost.
“Deciding to implement reusable plastic crates in our operation instead of cardboard boxes was a small change that ended up making a big difference for the environment, our customers and our own profitability,” said Katherine Freeman at Daryl Flood’s location in Houston. “We’re glad to do our part to go green while also improving our performance on behalf of our customers.”
*According to a recent study commissioned by the Reusable Pallet & Container Coalition.