Introducing Sustainable Packaging from Globe Guard (Plus an Exclusive 10% Discount!)
Are you as overwhelmed as we are to think of the amount of boxes and plastic wrap we use when we’re moving? The average move uses 60 cardboard boxes, rolls and rolls of plastic tape and various amounts of packing paper, plastic wrap and Styrofoam packing peanuts. Are there any less wasteful, more environmentally friendly alternatives? The answer, according to Dennis Salazar, president and co-founder of Globe Guard Products, is yes!
Globe Guard’s mission is to make green packaging products available and affordable to anyone seeking them out. "All of our products are the greenest packaging products available at this time," Dennis says. "That only means that the sustainable packaging market is constantly changing so we are always in search of products that are even greener. It’s events like Earth Month and Earth Day that remind people we still have a long way to go in terms of eliminating waste and being truly sustainable. However, it also serves to remind us that if we each do a little, it makes a big difference."
Dennis and his wife Lenora started the company in early 2007 and decided to focus on sustainable packaging: namely, biodegradable, highly recycled content and reusable packaging products. They looked for a brand that would encompass a wide variety of eco-friendly packaging products, and the name Globe Guard stuck. "Soon after, we created the very first web store focused on green packaging products," says Dennis.
Dennis says that although there are many online companies dabbling in sustainable packaging, what separates Globe Guard is that green packaging is their major focus. "We firmly believe that if you give consumers a choice, and if quality and cost are competitive, most people will choose greener packaging products," he says.
The company's most popular product is their corrugated boxes, which are either 100 percent recycled content or 100 percent post-consumer waste (PCW). Both are 100 percent recyclable. In addition, Globe Guard also offers mailer envelopes, cushioning materials, box sealing tapes and other green alternatives to “standard” packaging products. "As our business has evolved, we have developed green packaging solutions in the area of reusable, custom/branded and temperature-controlled packaging," says Dennis.
In addition to the corrugated boxes, stretch wrapping film and tape, Dennis says the company's most unique product designed for the moving industry is the Globe Guard® Reusable Box Sealer™, which slips over the major flaps of a box, making it simple to pack and unpack at the other end. (Check out the video to see how it works).
Dennis says that there are two major motivating factors for using green packaging products: For the eco-minded, these products minimize the negative impact on the environment by reducing carbon and water footprints. For the financially motivated, Dennis says that in most cases, green packaging products actually reduce costs and save money.
Dennis has offered a 10-percent discount for My Move readers who would like to visit the Globe Guard store and try any products. Use the promo code MYMOVE at checkout—even on sale items. Also, if anyone mentions the My Move blog, Dennis and his team will provide a free, no-obligation consultation when it comes to ordering a custom product (rather than a stock item).
Let us know in the comments about your experience with Globe Guard.
RELATED: Buy Boxes and Other Moving Supplies