Boxes are used for an innumerable amount of reasons, every day, everywhere, all over the world. Storage is possibly the most common use for boxes, where any item of any description would always have the perfect vessel to carry it in. Wooden and cardboard boxes were once very popular. Indeed, depending on cost and purpose, these are still very widely used. For instance, tea is stored in wooden boxes when shipping. Most electrical appliances are secured with rigifoam and packed in to sturdy cardboard boxes.
When it comes to durability, coupled with strength and attractiveness, there is nothing more versatile than plastic containers. You see those containing fresh or frozen fruits in the supermarket. You would see those holding medicines, with caps that are made such that a small child cannot open them. They hold bottles filled with drinks, as they can be made very strong and inflexible, so as to ensure that the fragile glass bottles remain in the intended number of pieces (usually 1 each).
As technology evolves and the designer’s imagination grows, the uses for plastic containers increases as well. One of the more modern uses of these tough boxes is as temporary storage when shifting house. Produced in a variety of sizes, based on requirement, these boxes prove invaluable in safely holding one’s belongings during the process of transit from one property to the other.
And it gets even better. These shifting boxes can be rented; thus enabling them to be used and then returned. This provides one with the ease and confidence of packing solutions his or her belongings safely for transport; while eliminating the need for the high cost that would otherwise be involved in outright purchases. Furthermore, no disposal is necessary. One need not worry about where to store these boxes, or who to give them away to. Nor do they have to wonder how to resell them with the hope of getting at least part of the money that was spent in purchasing them in the first place.
Such boxes also provide a happy answer to those who are concerned about the effects on the environment of the creation of these synthetic or semi-synthetic products. They are reusable, allowing less to be manufactured to begin with. With just a little bit of careful use, and lots of reuse, these boxes can be made use of many many times.
It has been found that the reuse of synthetic products is actually more effective in environmental conservation than the overuse of natural resources such as wood. Given the increased durability associated with synthetic boxes, reuse is a very viable possibility. It’s cheaper too, in the long run as less of these boxes need to be manufactured.
As the uses for packaging increases, so does the variety in which they come. What better vessel then, than one that is strong, durable, reusable and functional?