Sustainable Moving with U-Haul Products
U-Haul places great value on sustainability and prides itself on being your sustainable, shared-use moving and storage resource. Some sustainable moving options available with U-Haul are:
U-Haul Ready-To-Go Box℠ makes moving faster and unpacking easier by allowing you to move at your own pace. These plastic moving boxes can be rented, kept as long as you like, and then returned back once your move is completed. They are also reusable and recycled to make new boxes. Some advantages of using Ready-To-Go Box℠ include:
- Faster packing and unpacking – no assembly needed
- Pack at your own pace
- Cost effective – save on boxes and tapes
- Secure your items – water resistant and durable
- Space saver – no need to store empty boxes at home
Click here to learn more about U-Haul Company’s plastic moving boxes and to see if this new product is available in your area.
100% Buyback Guarantee
Another way U-Haul Company promotes sustainability is through the 100% Buyback Guarantee program. This program allows you to receive a full refund on your unused boxes. Keep in mind that your original receipt is required.
Take a Box, Leave a Box
Do you need boxes but don’t want to spend money? You can drop off your used U-Haul boxes at a company store for other customers to take and use for FREE! Plus, it promotes reuse and aids in our sustainable moving initiatives.
Not sure what to do with your used U-Haul boxes? The U-Haul Box Exchange allows you to trade, sell or buy reusable boxes and moving supplies at a location nearby. This is also a form of source reduction because, for every box reused, a new one is kept from entering the cycle.
Another sustainable initiative of U-Haul Company is the use of furniture pads where we process pre-consumer textile waste cut from the material used to manufacture jeans. The textile waste is made into nonwoven pads that are durable, soft, cushiony, colorfast, thick, and big enough to protect your belongings. Some environmental benefits of furniture pads are:
- Annual diversion of 2.4 million pounds of recyclable materials from landfills
- No additional water, pesticides, or dyes used to create brand new furniture pads
Biodegradable Packing Peanuts
Biodegradable packing peanuts contain mostly corn and potato starch. Thus, the peanuts biodegrade making them an eco-friendly alternative for the purpose of protecting fragile items. As a result, switching to biodegradable packing peanuts in lieu of polystyrene (Styrofoam) peanuts will decrease the potential environmental impact from the company’s products, services, processes, and facilities. Advantages of using biodegradable packing peanuts are:
- Nontoxic and reusable
- Dust free, anti-static and abrasion resistant
As a well-established brand since 1945, we take it upon ourselves to put time and energy into conserving the environment. Thus, it is these small efforts that will make a huge impact in the future. We will continue to offer innovative, eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives for moving and storage to make this planet a better place to live for current and future generations.