WHY WE ARE GREEN
“Going green” has not always been a part of the moving industry vocabulary. However, times are changing. With more and more businesses becoming environmentally conscious, understanding the impact of something as simple as a move is important to more people every day.
The moving industry produces a great deal of waste and pollutants as a byproduct of the work that has to be done. The trucks pollute the air we breathe. Cardboard boxes and styrofoam packing materials fill landfills after being discarded. Relocating adds to landfills, pollutes the air we breathe, and affects the overall health of the environment we all share. It is for this reason that “going green ” is catching on with the moving industry.
There are many things a moving company can do to reduce the negative impact on the environment. The use of eco-friendly, biodegradable packing materials, recycled plastics, and rent-able moving containers instead of cardboard boxes, are becoming the trend in the moving industry.
Another way to take care of the world we live in is through the use of environmentally friendly fuels. Many commercial vehicles use EPA certified Biodiesel fuel. In an effort to reduce the carbon footprint, biodiesel is becoming the go-to fuel for an increasing number of industries and is becoming very popular with many moving companies concerned about the future of our environment.
Engine testing reveals the ozone forming potential of biodiesel fuel is almost 50 percent less than measurements for standard diesel fuels. In addition, the sulfur oxides and sulfate exhaust emissions from biodiesel are essentially nonexistent when compared to regular diesel. This means the use of biodiesel cuts down on production of carbon dioxide and reduces sulfur and hydrocarbon emissions creating a cleaner atmosphere.
For all of these reasons, The Green Truck Moving & Storing has implemented eco-friendly practices throughout our entire business model. We provide an eco-friendly move by fueling our trucks with biodiesel, donating trees to local schools, making donations to the Tennessee Environmental Council, recycling all of our customers’ moving materials (within a defined radius), as well as offering reusable moving containers. We use all biodegradable materials such as furniture blankets, packing materials, and equipment. We want our customers to know that choosing The Green Truck Moving & Storage as their preferred mover helps contribute to cleaner communities across the entire Middle Tennessee area and the planet!