Re-use is big business. There is a lot of money to be made reselling things we already have
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2009
Marty Metro, Founder and CEO of the national, earth-friendly retailer UsedCardboardBoxes.com will speak at the 2009 Northwest Arkansas Green Expo sponsored by Wal-Mart, Toyota, NCR and other corporate leaders in the sustainability movement.
"Re-use is big business. There is a lot of money to be made reselling things we already have," Metro says.
Over $40 Billion in cardboard boxes are produced in the US, each year. But most of them are just used once, then recycled, or just thrown away. The EPA estimates that 14% of all municipal solid waste is made of cardboard.
A former "Big 6" consultant, Marty Metro began buying and selling used cardboard boxes as "earth-friendly moving kits" throughout Los Angeles, back in 2002. Driving the delivery truck himself, he offered a free pickup service to anyone wanting to get rid of unpacked moving boxes. On the flip side, he resold those same boxes to people looking for an earth-friendly, low-cost way to pack.
An idea was born…
Today, UsedCardboardBoxes.com is the only used box company able to service the entire nation. The company sells low-cost, earth-friendly moving kits and offers free delivery to any residential address in the US. In addition to its successful moving kit program, the company recently launched a used shipping box portal, http://www.UsedShippingBoxes.com. This innovative service allows large companies to buy quality used shipping boxes, at unprecedented prices.
At the NWA Green Expo, Metro will speak among leaders in the field, such as the Directors of Sustainability for Wal-Mart and Dell Computers. Metro's topic is "The Business of Re-Use" and he will describe multiple ways companies in all industries can profit from reuse.
"We've definitely come a long way from when I used to drive the truck myself. It's funny, I feel like we are just getting started!" says Metro.
About Used Cardboard Boxes, Inc.
Used Cardboard Boxes, Inc. acquires quality used boxes by the truckload, then resells them as low-cost and earth-friendly moving kits complete with packing paper, tape, box cutters and markers. The company guarantees delivery in 1-2 business days, anywhere in the US. UsedShippingBoxes.com does similar for large companies buying used boxes for more than recycling and selling those boxes by the pallet and truckload. For more information, visit UsedCardboardBoxes.com and UsedShippingBoxes.com or call 1-888-BOXES-88.
To learn about the Northwest Arkansas Green Expo, visit: http://www.nwagreenexpo.hillcreeklodge.com