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Green Moving: Top Eco-Friendly Moving Tips

Green Moving: Top Eco-Friendly Moving Tips

“I had assumed that the Earth, the spirit of the Earth, noticed exceptions – those who wantonly damage it and those who do not. But the Earth is wise. It has given itself into the keeping of all, and all are therefore accountable.” – Alice Walker

The importance of reducing our footprint on the Earth is becoming clearer by the day. Increasing greenhouse gasses trapped beneath the atmosphere are responsible for the increasingly severe weather events like droughts, typhoons, earthquakes, and hurricanes. And these severe weather events are responsible for the destruction of large parts of human settlements, forests, and agricultural land.

A typical example of the large-scale damage that is caused by a devastating drought is the rampant, out of control fires that are currently burning across New South Wales and Queensland in Australia.

At this juncture, it is possibly worth noting that Wikipedia.com noted that “in 2013, the non-profit Climate Council reported that global warming is increasing the frequency and severity of bushfires.” Thus, it makes sense to do everything possible to reduce the greenhouse gasses in order to slow down and reverse the negative consequences of global warming.

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Consequently, here are several moving tips to help you plan an eco-friendly move:

Partner with an environmentally conscious removalist

It is vital to hire a removals company like the friendly removalists Neutral Bay who prioritise eco-friendly moving. A single move has the potential to cause substantial damage to our fragile global ecosystems in that cardboard boxes and bubble wrap are used as packing materials.

Furthermore, household goods and furniture are potentially transported long distances via trucks that burn fossil fuels (petrol is manufactured from oil), and their exhaust fumes have the potential to add to the current greenhouse gas levels.

The company’s carbon footprint can be reduced by using packing materials made from recycled raw ingredients, and they can purchase trucks that burn fuel more efficiently to reduce the greenhouse gas by-products emitted during the transport process.

Recycle unwanted household goods

Before packing up your home, it is vital to sort out all your possessions and dispose of unwanted, broken items by recycling their components in an environmentally friendly manner. The Balance Small Business website notes that it can take up to 1000 years for plastic waste to decompose in landfills. Therefore, it is critical that as much as possible gets recycled and not thrown into the rubbish which ends up in local landfill sites.

Use recycled materials to pack up household items

This point has been highlighted above (and is included in the tips on packing electronic devices). However, it is so essential that it is worth a second mention. Using packing boxes, wrappings and claddings made from recycled materials are a significant part of the “eco-friendly move.” Thus, it is vital to check that your removalist has an adequate supply of these materials available to use when packing up your home.

The less the cost of the move, the less its carbon footprint

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People tend to hoard goods. The rationale behind keeping as everything is simply a case of ensuring that the items are available should they ever be required again.

However, on the other hand, the more household items that are packed and loaded in the truck to be moved, the higher the financial cost and environmental cost. Therefore, it is vital to recycle as much as possible and move as little as possible to reduce the move’s carbon footprint.

Bill Chen

Meet The Author - Bill Chen

Before 2008, Bill was working with a local removalist company in Sydney and was witness for a number of deformities and wrongs in the working of the company. Observing the atmosphere, a thought came to Bill’s mind that he could do much better if he were the owner of the company, by offering a fully transparent service to the clients with a friendly and trustworthy staff and no hidden fee structure; and thus, in 2008, AAA Bill Removalists Sydney was formed with just one truck and only Bill as staff. Even if Bill Chen began the company as just one man, the company grew fast. The operation expanded beyond the Sydney suburbs and to the surrounding cities: Wollongong, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Coffs Harbour, Canberra, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, and other.

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