“How can we make our next move an eco-friendly one?”
Everyone is keen to reduce their impact on the environment, so what can be done when you’re moving house? There’s a role for the mover in this, but the transferee also has a part to play.
Movers are major consumers of paper and paper products. No one has yet come up with a better material to pack and protect furniture than paper – and lots of it. Fortunately, paper is recyclable and we do work hard to collect, package and deliver used packing materials to local recycling companies. We also make use of plastic bins, which, although less recyclable, can be reused literally thousands of times. Our electric consumption in our warehouse has been reduced by 30 percent in the past 24 months by using automatic timers connected to our air-conditioning and dehumidifying systems.
On your side, you could ask your mover if they have a supply of clean, lightly-used paper materials. Recycling carton boxes has a positive impact on the amount of material needed for a move.
Many movers, Asian Tigers included, have eco-related quality standards that formalise and standardise our environmental impact; plus, all our offices have plans on how to minimise that impact. We also established the Tiger Action Fund in 2000 to support worldwide environmental protection projects. Recently, we’ve been working with the WWF TX2 project that aims at doubling the number of wild tigers by 2022 – the Year of the Tiger; find out more at asiantigersgroup.com/doubling-wildtigers-with-asian-tigers-group.
Got more questions about eco-friendly moving?
Contact Asian Tigers for further assistance: asiantigersgroup.com/contact-us
This article first appeared in the Autumn 2020 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.