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Environmentally Friendly Removals Plans

When it comes to planning your domestic removals, it is a good idea to try and apply certain rules to the move. From keeping costs low to ensuring that you remain calm, plenty of things can be worked in to the planning stages to ensure that your removal goes smoothly and efficiently. However, few people consider the environmental impact of their domestic move, and this is not something that can really be ignored. The planet is deteriorating faster each year, and the rate at which humans are making changes is not really fast enough, so everyone needs to ensure that every aspect of their lives is devoted to ensuring that they are doing what they can to help with this growing issue. But how do you apply green thinking to a removal? The issue is of course that the main part of moving house requires one of the least green elements of human life on this planet; the van! Moving things in a van means a high volume of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere, which is a real issue for the ozone layer. Sure, you won’t be doing the same as the national grid is in terms of emissions, but it is not helping one bit! One way to combat this is to use petrol vans, rather than diesel. There are certain types of van that have been developed in order to ensure that they use the fuel to its utmost efficiency. You will find that these emissions are a lot less than the diesel vans of old. You could then look in to carbon offsetting, which sees a company neutralize a certain amount of the carbon in the atmosphere in your name. This essentially means that you can pay to have the amount of carbon dioxide that you emitted on your move taken out of the atmosphere, essentially making it as if you had never done the move in the first place. It’s not an overall solution, but it certainly helps, and does not contribute to the problem!Secondly, you can look at where you source the materials that you use. Packing for a removal uses up a lot of material, which is usually then discarded, and this means that there is a lot of waste. Everyone should be recycling as much as they can anyway, but what if you were to cut that part of the process out in the first place? Recycling cardboard can take up a huge amount of energy, which comes in the form of fossil fuels in many instances. Whilst recycling plants are good for saving deforestation and the like, it is even better to cut them out yourself by re-using materials. There are plenty of places to find second hand packing boxes and the like online, it only takes a minute to look. You will also find that you save a fair amount of cash on such things as well, which is always a bonus! Whilst saving yourself cash and looking after the planet is paramount, you also need to beware cutting corners that could be essential to the process. Old boxes that are falling apart may lead to serious accidents that can cost you a huge amount in terms of broken belongings. The fact is that you need to be aware that the environmental impact of a cardboard box will often be less than that of an object that has taken longer to make, and with the use of many more processes, so be careful!