why use greenbox?

about us - why use greenbox?

The idea behind Greenbox is simple.

  • There are about 25,000 inter-county moves in Addison and Chittenden counties per year, and the average move requires about 65 cardboard boxes.
  • With 1.3 lbs per box as an average weight, the typical residential move uses approximately 85 lbs of cardboard, which, in the aggregate, amounts to about 2 million pounds, or 1,000 tons, of cardboard per year!
  • Cardboard that is not recycled makes up more than 40% of the composition of landfills, and 40% of every box you recycle cannot be reused and ends up in a landfill as paper sludge.

For every ton of cardboard we divert from landfill, we save:

  • 17 trees
  • 79 gallons of oil
  • 7,000 gallons of water
  • 42,000 kilowatts of energy
  • prevent 60 gallons of air pollution from being released
  • and save 3 cubic yards of landfill space.