We’re excited to announce that Reuseabox have pledged to plant 1 million trees over the next decade. We’ve joined the Million Tree Pledge (MTP), along with other like-minded businesses who want to do something great for the planet. According to the MTP, humans have already cut down over 3 trillion trees which is almost 50% of the world’s total. This is not sustainable. We need to reforest the Earth and restore biodiversity to slow down the effects of climate change and create a safer, more habitable planet.
What is the Million Tree Pledge?
The Million Tree Pledge was established by a group of individuals who wanted to plant as many trees as possible to help tackle climate change. One of the founding members, Marcus Hemsley, proposed a pledge site, where businesses can join forces and make a commitment to plant 1 million trees. Today, there are over 30 businesses who have taken the pledge and over 6.1 million trees have been planted.
How are trees planted?
Pledgers donate to the Eden Reforestation Project through the Ecologi platform. The Eden Reforestation Project works to reduce poverty by creating reforestation projects in underserved areas and employing local workers, often women, to plant millions of trees every year. Their projects focus on sustainability and biodiversity and are chosen to create the maximum positive impact on nature. For instance, a project to plant mangroves in the Madagascan rainforest absorbs 4x more CO2 than the average tree.
Why Reuseabox Has Pledged To Plant 1 Million Trees
Reuseabox is an environmental company, committed to creating a better world with less waste. With our Reuse Model we help companies reuse cardboard boxes, to save trees, carbon, energy and water. We’re already helping to reduce deforestation but we want to go even further.
We know reusing cardboard boxes isn’t enough to solve the climate emergency. As a business we believe it is our duty to give back to the planet for the resources we use and protect the Earth against the worst effects of climate change. We’ve therefore joined the MTP and committed to plant 1 million trees.
We’ll also be helping to promote the MTP, encouraging other businesses to take the pledge.
How You Can Help Us Plant 1 Million Trees
It’s easy to support us on our journey to plant a million trees…
Buy Used Boxes
If you’re a business who uses cardboard boxes to pack your products, one of the easiest ways you can help is by choosing to Reuseabox! Each time we get an order for our Used Boxes, we’ll donate a proportion of our profits to planting trees.
Divert your boxes to reuse
If your company produces used boxes as part of its production process, you can divert those boxes to reuse. By providing boxes for other companies to reuse, you’re contributing to our reuse model and helping us to plant even more trees! Find out how to Become a Supplier.
Donate to the Reuseabox Forest
Over the next few months we’ll be creating more ways to donate on our website. For now, you can donate directly to the Reuseabox forest through our platform on Ecologi. Any donation, no matter how small, is very much appreciated and will bring us one step closer to our target of planting 1 million trees!
As a business we believe it is our responsibility to take action to reduce our own carbon emissions. But we also believe it is important to mitigate the effects of climate change on a bigger scale. By joining the MTP and committing to plant a million trees over the next decade, we’re taking action to help fight the climate crisis, while inspiring other businesses to do the same.
Find out more about the Million Tree Pledge.