eBay, the online aution place, have developed their own duarbale, reusable shipping box. It’s an interesting idea and suggests that suggests “if every box gets reused at least five times, we could protect nearly 4,000 trees, save 2.4 million gallons of water and conserve enough energy to power 49 homes for a year.”
Of course, it encourages people to use eBay more too, having the easy t ship boxes available to them.
According to the site:
“It’s normal for boxes to get a few bumps and scrapes as they travel, and some of you may be wondering what happens when a box reaches the end of its useful shipping life. Not to worry, we’ve thought about that too. All of the eBay Boxes are made from 100% recycled content, FSC-certified corrugated cardboard and are fully recyclable. But once you see the boxes up close (we’re giving you a sneak peek inside), we hope you’ll agree that they’re way too special to trash.”
They are printing 100,000 of the boxes in three different sizes, and each box features a way to trace the travels it has made through other users.
Read more on the eBay Green Team Blog.