Environment 2017-05-30T10:56:15+00:00

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Plastic boxes are better than cardboard boxes, and here’s where we explain why.

Do You Use Paper Plates When You’re Eating At Home?


Of course you don’t.  Plates serve the same purpose day in and day out, so you use them, clean them, then use them again.  Its the same for moving boxes – why buy cardboard boxes, use them once, and then throw them away?  Sure cardboard boxes can be recycled, but the process is energy and water intensive, and it produces toxic by products.  Beetleboxes can be reused hundreds of times, before being finally recycled and made into new Beetleboxes, and it is this reuse that is such a great help to supporting Australia’s sustainability objectives.



But Cardboard Can Be Reused, and Recycled, So Why is it Bad?

Cardboard boxes can be reused, up to around four times on average.  Problem is, most of them are not.  The other problem with cardboard reuse is that the paper based material makes a nice home for bedbugs, and other insects.  Do you really want to share bed linen with the last guy that used your cardboard box?  Beetleboxes are thoroughly cleaned and hand wiped after each use (with an environmentally friendly solution, of course!)

port_slide_6Cardboard boxes can be reused, up to around four times on average. Problem is, most of them are not. The other problem with cardboard reuse is that the paper based material makes a nice home for bedbugs, and other insects. Do you really want to share bed linen with the last guy that used your cardboard box? Beetleboxes are machine cleaned and hand wiped after each use (with an environmentally friendly solution, of course!)

Only about half of the cardboard that Australians use is actually recycled. The cardboard that is recycled, is turned into pulp by combining it with water and other materials. The mixture is continually compressed and water removed until it turns into what we recognize as cardboard. The process uses energy, water and produces toxic by-products. Each time cardboard is re-processed, the wood fibres become weaker, after about 7 times, they are no longer able to be used to make new cardboard, and get filtered out as sludge.

Beetlebox donates 1% of revenues to Landcare Australia Limited. Beetlebox is a member of the the Better Business Partnership, which is a project designed to improve the sustainability of businesses on Sydney’s North Shore.

Why Choose Beetlebox?

      • Sustainable moving can save you money
      • Green moving boxes are more convenient than cardboard
      • We are a member of the Better Business Partnership
      • Because you want to help to support Australia’s sustainability objectives.