BoxGiver is a marketplace that allows users to buy, sell, or donate packaging materials locally.
Our mission is to inspire the public to reduce packaging waste by repurposing their cardboard and other materials through a new online exchange program that maximizes the life of these products and reduces our environmental impact on both land and sea.
By creating a practical communication nexus between those who no longer need these packaging materials and those who do, we seek to advance environmental stewardship to a higher level of personal involvement. BoxGiver is a practical and innovative conservation solution that also saves time and money.
The production of paper and cardboard leads to alarming deforestation, uses vast amounts of energy and water, contributes to air pollution, and accounts for around 26% of total waste at landfills. At the same time, thousands of plastic factories produce plastic products that are unhealthy for humans, deadly to marine life and may take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
BoxGiver allows us all to take action in a sensible and simple way. Although it’s only one step, it’s a big one!
We envision a time when we cease being a ‘throw away’ culture; when innovation provides consumers with ample options to take action against waste; and where BoxGiver becomes internationally recognized as a vanguard for practical environmental change.
Environmental Stewardship – We make it as easy as possible for consumers to participate in conserving our earth’s resources by offering them a simple and seamless solution that makes their use of packaging environmentally friendly.
Affordability – At a time when we are increasingly placing merchandise orders online, BoxGiver’s packaging exchange program is both practical and affordable. By creating a means of communication between those who no longer need packaging materials and those who do, we not only help reduce the waste that ends up in our landfills and seas, but we also reduce the costs that are typically involved in acquiring new packaging materials.
Convenience – Having our exchange mechanism at their fingertips means that people can more easily connect and collaborate with each other in ways that were never before possible.
Community – We hope to instill a sense of community through our BoxGiver exchange program as users increasingly join together for a common purpose.