August 11, 2011 | Deals for college students moving onto campus – Phoenix ABC 15
MESA, AZ – If you’re looking for cheap alternatives to boxes, there are two options. At BoxSmart, they sell boxes for half the price of what you would find at a regular store. “We carry the standard moving boxes, small, medium, large,” said Michael Hidder, a salesman for the company. The company recycles large amounts of boxes and then brings them back to a facility in Mesa, where they’re sorted and processed… Go To Article.
Jul 27, 2011 | Bakersfield Non-Profit Celebrates Innovative Recycling Partnership with Nestlé Dreyer’s and Complete Recycling – Reuters
Bakersfield ARC (BARC, a non-profit group supporting developmentally disabled peoples) celebrates a 1 year milestone of a unique corporate recycling program developed in partnership with one of the city’s largest employers. Last July, Nestlé-Dreyer’s began sending its recyclables to the BARC facility for sorting. The non-profit not only found a source of income but a project in which to engage the skills of its developmentally disabled workforce. . . . Go To Article.
April 24, 2011 | Boxsmart Sells The World A Green Bonus – Treehugger.com
Sometimes the most efficient path is often overlooked; until someone clever “steals their eyes back” and overcomes old habits. A case in point is “Boxsmart”, a Phoenix AZ (USA) company that is “Taking Recycling to the Next Level”, making a business out of keeping cardboard boxes in circulation. They don’t really recycle cardboard, which would involve: Collecting, Flattening, Sorting, De-labeling and de-stapling, and then Sending it all off for re-pulping with lots of water & energy inputs . . . Go To Article.
April 22, 2011 | Eco-conscious Company Sells Used Boxes – AZCentral.com
On Earth Day, we thought we’d introduce you to Boxsmart – a Phoenix company that has taken recycling to the next level. Boxsmart postpones the inevitable trip to the recycling plant by keeping products (cardboard boxes), thus saving trees. “We call ourselves a high-level recycler,” said Greg Hidder, co-managing partner of Boxsmart, “We don’t really recycle – We Reuse.” So how does it work? The company buys close-out, overrun, obsolete and used corrugated shipping and distribution boxes in large quantities . . . Go To Article.
April 22, 2011 | ABC 15’s Kimberly Cheng interviews Boxsmart’s Greg Hidder for Earth Day. – Phoenix ABC 15
In honor of Earth Day, ABC 15’s Kimberly Cheng interviewed Boxsmart’s Greg Hidder regarding the “Evolution of Recycling”. As you can see in this clip, traditional recycling uses massive amounts of fossil fuels, more trees and energy. Boxsmart’s method removes all the un-needed waste and helps save our planet by re-using perfectly good boxes. Go to Video
April 12, 2011 | Man injures leg after getting stuck in trash compactor in Phoenix – AZCentral.com
Boxsmart’s Reclaim-Resort-Reuse program eliminates the need for costly and unsafe balers and compactors. Check out this story that shows the dangers of traditional recycling utilizing compactors. Go To Article.
December 28, 2010 | Buying and Selling Used and Surplus Cardboard Boxes – Springwise.com
Cardboard boxes have been the focus of numerous innovations previously featured on our pages, including eBay’s initiative to reuse them. Continuing this eco-friendly, reusable theme: Boxsmart offers a place for companies to buy as well as sell used and surplus boxes. . .Go To Article.
September 23, 2009 | Columbia Sportswear Ships with Used Boxes to Help Save the Planet – Columbia.com
When you’re in the business of making and selling things, it’s easy to get focused on those two elements alone. But what opportunities to explore new ideas, and new ways to evolve the way in which business is conducted are you missing? Our company ships a lot of product – which means we use a lot of boxes, and we know that has an environmental impact. So, we asked ourselves . . . Go To Article.