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Why Use ZippGo?

Raise your hand if you hate the thought of buying cardboard boxes and then spending an evening on the floor taping them together. If you didn't raise your hand, there might be something wrong and you should get checked out immediately! :) Using cardboard boxes are not only a total pain, but they are very bad for the environment! Its insane how much energy is consumed into making just one cardboard box! Also, since they are made from paper, cardboard boxes can be re-used a maximum of three times before they break down. This sad fact makes Mother Nature cry herself to sleep every night. Since we hate to see Mother Nature crying we came up with our eco friendly green moving boxes that can be reused hundreds of times.

After you place your order online or over the phone, one of our charming ZippGo employees will deliver our ultra cool moving boxes to your home. We recommend ordering them about 1 week before your move and then schedule to have them picked up a week after you move in to your new place. Don't sweat it if you need more time. You can extend your pickup date for about $1 per box per week by sending us a quick email or calling us and saying "I got distracted by my pet rock collection and need to keep the boxes for an extra week". This will be the easiest move of your life because ZippGo's plastic moving boxes are simple to pack, cheaper, and totally awesome when compared to old school cardboard boxes.

A Better Solution Than Cardboard Boxes

According to the Waste Management company, cardboard that is not recycled makes up more than 40% of the composition of landfills. We did some research and found some alarming statistics. Each ton of paper consumed (1 ton = 2,000 pounds) uses these resources:

  • 17 trees
  • 79 gallons of oil
  • 7000 gallons of water
  • 42,000 kilowatts of energy
  • 60 gallons of air pollution
  • 3 cubic yards of landfill space
  • Increased tax dollars
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Using ZippGo Saves Trees

The average move requires about 60 cardboard boxes. With an average weight of 1.3lbs per box, the typical residential move would use approximately 80lbs of cardboard. We knew there was a better way to move that was not only more efficient but significantly reduced our carbon footprint. The ZippGo idea is simple. If just 100 people per month were to switch to using our delivered reusable plastic green boxes instead of cardboard boxes, then 4 tons less paper per month and a whopping 48 tons less paper per year would be consumed. Over the course of just one year, ZippGo customers would have a direct impact in saving:

  • 816 trees
  • 3792 gallons of oil
  • 336,000 gallons of water
  • 2 million kilowatts of energy
  • 2880 gallons of air pollution
  • 144 cubic yards of landfill space

According to the US Census, approximately 43 million people move each year in the United States. ZippGo's mission is to provide a cost effective service that reduces cardboard usage and helps to make our planet a better place for future generations.

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Each ZippGo reusable moving box replaces 500 cardboard boxes. Order today and save precious trees