While moving is not something that we do every day, when we do move, we use a lot of supplies and equipment that are harmful to the environment. When not properly disposed of, certain moving supplies like cardboard boxes that are considered to be eco-friendly or ‘’green’’ because they are recycled, have a reverse effect. To make sure your move is as green as it can be, follow these 5 things!

Moving surplus material

Throwing your excess moving supplies in your trash or recycling bin is not always the most eco-friendly and practical way to get rid of them. Your bins will be overflowing and the supplies you put in them may not be properly disposed of. To make the disposal of your supplies easier, we’ve compiled a list of ways to get rid of them. Always remember to check if they're in good condition before proceeding with the following ideas. 

*If you’ve just started your search for moving supplies, Cartonnerie Montréal has a great selection of used and affordable moving boxes to facilitate your move! 

In 1938 Finland started a social project in order to provide all the mothers who had just given birth a starting kit to ensure that infant babies had everything they needed. At the time, the depression had increased the infant mortality rate. This box contained everything needed to ensure basic care for infant babies. The need for this set for newborns is still very relevant, and Finland has inspired other major cities around the world to follow suit. Studies have proven that the cardboard box is ideal to serve as a cradle for a newborn until the age of 6 months. Frankly, if you are unsure as to the quality of a cardboard box to be used as a cradle, let us share this new trend.

We have entered the season of rearranging and clean up. We all tend to accumulate stuff that clutters our spaces during the winter, especially if we have procrastinated for a while in the organization of our spaces. Yes, it can be very daunting, a colossal task for many, but if you want to make room for new, or prepare for a move, you will not be able to escape the reality. You need to proceed methodically and the result can be pleasurable.

Green financing to support sustainable development

Just two years ago, we shared an article with you on the new carbon exchange to explain in a simple way how this new economic instrument works. If you missed it, you can read it here. In fact, what is marvelous about this type of capitalism which has been adapted to the green economy, is that it rewards the efforts of companies that reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) and charges for those that exceed Reduction targets. A scholarship that deals with pollution is already a very big step. And here is another big step that is emerging: green financing!