GIVE BACK BOX – Amazing way to help others for free!

South San Francisco, CA  December 22, 2020 by Angelique Presidente, ESC

Tis’ the Season to help give to those less fortunate than us. With online ordering the go-to way to shop these days, check out this program to help reuse those shipping boxes while helping those in need.
“Give Back Box® provides vendor services to retailers and charities, giving each and every cardboard box a second life to help people in need. So it is also a ‘green’ solution! Reuse your online shipping boxes in which you received your purchases, or any other cardboard box you may have, to donate your unwanted household items: such as gently used clothing, shoes etc., to make a major difference in the life of another person.”
1) Simply unpack your merchandise from the shipping box and Obtain the prepaid label from the site listed below.
2) Pack your box with clothing, shoes or other household goods.
3) Attach the prepaid label and Send your box!

Did you know?

Approximately 100 billion boxes is manufactured every year in USA. Over 95% of all products in the U.S. are shipped in cardboard boxes. If stacked end to end they could wrap around the Earth 570 times! The world now consumes about 80 billion new pieces of clothing every year. The single best thing we can do for the planet is consume less and reuse more. 50,000 lb of LEGO® bricks were donated in 2019 as part of the LEGO Replay program. A step towards creating a circular business model by encouraging consumers to pass on LEGO bricks to children in need of play.

How GIVE BACK BOX started:

Give Back Box® was founded in 2012 by Monika Wiela, who at the time was running an online shoe store. The idea was inspired by a homeless man she encountered in Chicago, who was holding up a sign saying he needed a pair of shoes. Wiela returned later that day with shoes for him, but he was gone. She spent that night thinking about what she could do with all the empty boxes in her warehouse and also help people like that man, and a new social enterprise was born. As Wiela researched further, she learned that, an estimated 11 million tons of clothing, footwear, towels, bedding, drapery, and other textiles end up in U.S. landfills every year. In addition, online shopping is now the preferred method for much of the buying public. Corrugated boxes are the dominant packaging method for e-commerce. With this knowledge, Wiela’s mission crystalized. If online retailers would use Give Back Box, shipping boxes and other items could be used a second time prior to being recycled. The impact would be remarkable. {MORE HERE}

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