the double post.. as I'm sitting around at work waiting for the boy who said we were leaving 45 minutes ago i started a browsing.. haven't been on Lovely Package for a while as I have truly been working very hard - therefor browsing blogs etc is now an evening only luxury - even though I can't sometimes resist a sneak peak! anyway...
look what I found.. ebay have made 100,000 of theses boxes and I was shocked by the stats written bellow. I try my best to recycle and reuse.. we have around 100 boxes sitting round here which one day will need to be used so what's the point in throwing them away.. and now even keener to hold onto my boxes after reading what you can save simply reusing a box 5 times! crazy... clever ebay raising awareness and clever Office for creating something that looks this cool!
“eBay just launched a new set of reusable boxes as part of a pilot program to make shipping a little greener.
Starting in October, the company is giving away 100,000 shipping boxes to eBay sellers, and encouraging reuse. According to eBay, if each box gets used five times, the program could protect nearly 4,000 trees, save 2.4 million gallons of water, and conserve enough electricity to power 49 homes for a year.
Designed by San Francisco-based Office, the boxes engage sellers by emphasizing potential benefits to the planet with friendly illustrations and copy. Tips for greener packing include finding “a new calling for old phone books.” A happy little bird asks, “Where to next?” And to track each box’s journey, there’s space to write a note so the next person to receive it can see just how far it’s come.
Each eBay Box is made with 100 percent recycled content, printed with water-based inks, and designed to require minimal tape. And once it reaches the end of its useful shipping life, it’s fully recyclable. From the box’s fine print: “Don’t worry, it will come back as something nice, like a birthday card or movie theater popcorn bag.”
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right now for a little more work.. still no movement from the desk opposite!