LOS ANGELES, CA – September 8, 2008 – Gas prices are high, the economy is in a slump and our negligence on the planet is at its worst. However, every cloud has a silver lining and UsedCardboardboxes.com (UCB) is definitely shining through.
Using a proprietary online system, UCB provides costconscious and ecofriendly customers with a gassaving alternative to finding quality moving boxes. Nearly half of today’s discarded cardboard boxes are being sent directly to recycling centers, so typical “dumpster diving” box seekers are at an alltime disadvantage.
Recognizing the tremendous amount of energy wasted by used box seekers Marty Metro, Founder and President of UCB, is educating consumers on the benefits of buying used cardboard boxes online, versus driving around aimlessly, searching behind grocery and liquor stores.
“With gas over $4.00 per gallon and most retailers baling their boxes for recycling revenue, people end up driving for hours, yet still not coming up with any boxes! It’s not like the old days,” said Metro.
Today, scrap cardboard is fetching over $100 per ton nationwide, so most companies bale their used boxes and send them straight to the recycler. This is great for the environment, but not so good for costconscious movers, looking for lowcost boxes.
Capitalizing on this economic sign of the time, Metro took his decade of technology experience and created a system to buy quality used boxes from large companies for more then the scrap recycling rate. UCB then uses the internet to sell those very same boxes to consumers, for less than new box prices. Through a national partnership with UPS, UCB offers free shipping to any residential address in the U.S.
As the only used cardboard box provider servicing the entire continental United States, UCB is quickly becoming a household name for the estimated 43 million Americans that move each year.
About Used Cardboard Boxes, Inc.
UsedCardboardBoxes.com (UCB) is North America’s cheapest, easiest and most earthfriendly way to get boxes for packing, moving, shipping and storage. Working with large companies in almost all industries, UCB acquires quality used boxes by the truckload. Those boxes are then inspected, sorted into kits, and are for sale with lowcost and earthfriendly 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 1888BOXES88.
Environmental statistics, facts and figures, as well as the corporate history and timeline for UsedCardboardBoxes.com can be obtained by calling 323-724-2500.