Move Greener, Save Green

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TORONTO, Feb. 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Moving can be a big hassle. Packing up your possessions and carting them to a new home, whether it's across the street or across the country, is a challenge. And then there's all those empty boxes…

Plastics can help. Whether you're moving yourself or bringing in the professionals, durable plastic crates can make the process a bit easier – and a lot greener.
Instead of scrounging cardboard boxes, you do-it-yourselfers now can ask Canadian companies such as FrogBox, BungoBox, GreenBoxRental to deliver durable, reusable crates made of plastic right to your home (on their truck fleet powered by bio-fuels where available). And once you've unpacked in your new home, the company will pick up the crates so they can be reused again. And again… The companies claim that 227 kilograms of plastic are diverted from landfills for every 100 crates rented, along with more than 159 kilograms of packing and moving waste.

According to the companies,

• Each plastic moving box will be re-used hundreds of times before being fully recycled. They are made of easy to recycle High Density Poly Ethylene, that is strong sturdy and all around the best choice for moving boxes.
• Cardboard moving boxes are used on average less than two times before being recycled or disposed of.
• Environment Canada states that reducing the amount of municipal solid waste we produce is by far the most effective way to reduce the flow of garbage into landfill. To be really effective, we have to incorporate the 3Rs – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle – into our daily routine. This means reducing and reusing materials and packaging wherever possible. Therefore using plastic crates greatly reduces your environmental footprint.
• Plastic moving boxes are a low environmental impact moving system –and are either re-used or recycled.
And when they're worn out? The old crates can be recycled into new crates with the addition of a little new plastic.
Reusable plastic crates can save clients money – up to 50 percent on your move. So you can move greener and save green.

Today's intelligent plastics are vital to the modern world. These materials enhance our lifestyles, our economy and the environment. For more information visit

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CONTACT: Darlene Gray Canadian Plastics Industry Association 905.678.7748 ext. 239

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