eBay shipping goes green

The mission of the eBay Green Team is to “inspire the world to buy, sell and think green every day.” With the roll out of their newest product the team is putting their mission into practice. Simple green shipping as the product is called is a durable box that has been designed to be used, reused and used again. eBay recognizes that the concept is simple but that the idea is powerful.

The company estimates that if each box (100,000 were produced) were used at least five times 4,000 trees, 2.4 million gallons of water would be saved and enough energy would be conserved to power 49 homes for one year.

One interesting feature of the box is that everyone who receives it has space to write a personal message to the next person in the chain. It’s like tracking the history of each box. Once the box has reached its useful life it can be recycled.  

Source: earth911.c0m 

Photo: ebay.com

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