Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Recycled Boxes

Because Sunday was Earth Day we want to talk about our cardboard boxes today.

FACTS ABOUT CARDBOARD (according to EARTH911.com):

  • Cardboard is used to ship 90 percent of all products in the U.S.
  • Most cardboard waste comes from big companies, such as department stores and supermarkets.

  • We're not one of the big companies but we do use a lot of cardboard; we use cardboard boxes to pack our product everyday.  We know it would look better if we ordered fancy customized boxes with our name & logo printed on the sides but we thought that was sort of wasteful considering there are plenty of perfectly good boxes out there that are made by other companies and then not used.

    Did you know boxes get custom made and then don't get used and are ultimately thrown away?!

    Well we buy them up. Our customers often receive their deliveries from us in boxes that other companies discarded - it reduces the carbon footprint and it saves us money, which we then pass on to our customers! 

    This one is from BIG TRAIN COFFEE

    On the outside it says "Sterile Solutions" but on the inside NUTS & BOLTS.

    Arg! Unfortunately you don't know what you're going to get.

    Every day is Earth Day at Freeway.


    1. The ID Boxes were our favorite.

    2. Dry And FrustratedMay 7, 2012 at 2:45 PM

      How can I order some of those boxes in the last picture?


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