Moving Is Environmentally Unfriendly

This became really obvious to me today moving my girlfriend to her new place. Just the sheer amount of junk thrown out is crazy. And it wasn’t just her, it was everybody, from electronics and posters to even vacuum cleaners and plastic bins and all kinds of food. Moving just from the basis of the amount of stuff thrown out is environmentally unfriendly it seems to me.

Now granted that if people bought items that they both actually needed and would last longer than a stay at an apartment would certainly help this problem. But it makes me wonder if anyone has done a study on the effects of moving and what are the environmental repercussions of a across city move vs. an across state/country move.

Justin Yost is a full-time Software Engineer and a part time educator. A graduate of Texas Tech University with a bachelor's degree in computer science, Justin relishes programming and learning more about anything and everything. When not working, Justin occasionally gives talks at the local PHP Meetup. In his free time, Justin enjoys backpacking and reading science fiction books.

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