Statistics show that with a population of over 500,000 people in the Des Moines metro that there are over 35,000 home moves each year, and over 20,000 of these are in-county or local moves. If one were to assume that each of those moves used on average 30 cardboard boxes, that is over one million cardboard boxes that are being taped up, broke down, and eventually discarded, and that is just right here in our local area! Some of those one million boxes will get recycled, but unfortunately the majority end up in our local landfills. With over 14% of the U.S. population packing up and moving each year, we are filling our landfills with hundreds of millions of cardboard boxes. And that’s a lot of trees! How can you help do your part? Rent BlueCow Boxes™ for your next move! Blue is the new Green!