SANTA MONICA, CA – September 13, 2007 — Used Cardboard Boxes, Inc. shows “clean tech” isn’t always complicated. The words “clean tech” often evoke visions of solar panels, wind turbines and other complex technologies the public seldom truly understands. As clean tech seems to get more complex each day, one company uses technology to green the planet in a simple way: selling quality used cardboard boxes. Used Cardboard Boxes combines advanced technologies with traditional logistics to create an earth-friendly used marketplace for the estimated $120 Billion of cardboard boxes produced annually, worldwide.
Today, Used Cardboard Boxes officially opened its 5th US distribution center. Located in Atlanta, it enables the Company to service 47 of 48 contiguous states with 1-2 business day delivery.
“We were green before green was cool,” says Marty Metro, CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes.com, a fast-growing company rescuing used boxes by the truckload, then packaging them into earth-friendly moving kits. “Big companies use us, rather than recycle their boxes. We pay more than recyclers because we don’t destroy boxes or ship them overseas. We resell them, here in the states.”
Twelve months after Metro’s business entered the Acceleration Program at Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Funk Ventures, UsedCardboardBoxes.com went from a local “mom and pop” to a national brand name.
“They had a great concept and powerful proposition for consumers and the environment. They just needed resources and capital to leverage technology and address inefficiencies in the industry. UsedCardboardBoxes.com isn’t just solving a problem; they’re creating and dominating an untapped marketplace”, says Andy Funk, Chairman of Funk Ventures.
Metro and Funk aren’t the only believers. Metro was recently invited to present UsedCardboardBoxes.com at the 2007 Dow Jones Alternative Energy Innovations Conference in Redwood City, October 23rd & 24th. This conference – generally filled with attendees paying $2500 watching presentations on the latest energy sources and alternative vehicles – will include a new topic this year: Metro’s plans to re-green the cardboard recycling industry.
“You don’t have to cut down a tree to make a used cardboard box,” Metro boasts.
About Used Cardboard Boxes, Inc.
UsedCardboardBoxes.com acquires quality used boxes then resells them as low-cost and earth-friendly moving kits complete with accessories like tape, box cutters and markers. All residential orders are shipped via UPS, for free. For more information, visit www.UsedCardboardBoxes.com or call 1-888-BOXES-88.