SANTA MONICA, CA – March 19, 2008 – UsedCardboardBoxes.com revealed that from today until Earth Day 2008, it will match all donations made to TreePeople.org, via the UsedCardboardBoxes.com website.
“We put our money where our mouth is. Our customers care enough to plant trees with their hard-earned money, and so do we,” says Marty Metro, Founder & CEO of UsedCardboardBoxes.com.
UsedCardboardBoxes.com (UCB) is a great example of a company showing that going green can actually generate green. The self-proclaimed “nation’s cheapest, easiest and most earth-friendly way to get boxes for packing, moving, shipping and storage” grew from a startup to a national company in just 18 months. UCB is making waves in the recycling industry by paying companies more for quality used boxes than typical recyclers pay for scrap. These quality used boxes are inspected, sorted and packed in moving kits, then shipped to customers as a low-cost, eco-friendly way to move.
A portion of UCB’s revenue has always been donated to TreePeople.org, a nationally acclaimed non-profit dedicated to planting trees and educating citizens about the environment. UCB customers can also plant trees via TreePeople at the time of checkout. Although 100% of those proceeds are donated to TreePeople, from now until Earth Day (April 22, 2008), UCB will match every donation, dollar for dollar.
The EPA reports the US commercial sector generates more cardboard than any other material in the nation. If all cardboard was discarded by dumping, the resulting 457 billion square feet of trash could blanket 9.5 million football fields! UCB is doing its part to stop the madness. Metro estimates the volume of used boxes they’ve sold (vs. new boxes from virgin pulp) is equivalent to saving over 6,700 trees, 2.6 billion watt-hours of electricity (or 1,600 barrels of oil) and 17 million pounds of CO2.
“You don’t have to cut down a tree to make a used cardboard box,” Metro boasts.
About Used Cardboard Boxes, Inc.
Used Cardboard Boxes, Inc. acquires quality used boxes then resells them as low-cost and earth-friendly moving kits complete with packing paper, tape, box cutters and markers. The company offers free shipping on all orders and guarantees delivery in 1-2 business days, anywhere in the US. For more information, visit www.UsedCardoardBoxes.com or call 1888-BOXES-88. To obtain this info or to schedule an interview with Marty Metro, please call 323-724-2500 or send an email to MartyMetro@UsedCardboardBoxes.com
About Tree People
Tree People is a nonprofit organization serving the public for over three decades. They offer sustainable solutions to urban ecosystem problems, focusing on: training and supporting communities to plant and care for trees; educating school children and adults about the environment and; working with government agencies on critical water issues.