Season’s Greetings! Everyone is busy making a list and checking it twice this holiday season, but I bet there is one name that you forgot to include on your list– the environment. Did you know that UPS estimates to ship 630 million packages this holiday season, and FedEx estimates to ship 317 million? That is a lot of packages! Give a gift to the environment this holiday season by using U-Haul’s Eco-friendly, sustainable products to ship your gifts.
U-Haul’s festive holiday boxes come in red and green so there’s no need for wrapping paper. Let your imagination run wild as you can create your own creative designs to dress your package. You may be asking how these holiday boxes are Eco-friendly? The boxes are composed of 90 percent post consumer material, meaning they are almost entirely made of recycled content. They also come with a 100 percent Buy-Back Guarantee if returned unused with a receipt, so no boxes go to waste. The holiday boxes meet UPS and FedEx shipping standards, so load up your boxes with goodies and send them to your loved ones.
Now that you know how you are going to send your gifts, it is important to protect the goods inside. Sticking to the Eco-friendly theme, our packing materials give a gift to the environment. Use U-Haul packing peanuts to fill the inside of your box. They are composed of potato starch and corn starch, and are 100 percent biodegradable. You can also use our Enviro-Bubble that is made from recycled polyethylene. For larger items like furniture and paintings, we recommend using furniture pads to cover and protect your items. They are made from recycled denim and will safely secure your items.
Keep in mind that giving a gift to the environment is not just around the holiday season, and should be done year long. After you unwrap your presents save your boxes and take them to a local U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box. This allows other individuals (as well as yourself) to pick up and recycle boxes for free. You never know, you may even find some holiday boxes for free. Happy holidays and happy hunting!
Do you use U-Haul holiday boxes and made a creative design? Please share your ideas in the comments below!