Reuse, Return, Recycle

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Happy Earth Day! Though it falls on April 21, FruitGuys customers help the earth all year long by re-using and recycling their handy FruitGuys boxes of all sizes, which often find a second life as storage boxes for files, holiday decorations, art supplies, shoes, and dolls; wine bottle totes; critter housing and much more.

The FruitGuys stylish and eco-friendly packaging is part of our mission to reduce waste and conserve resources. FruitGuys boxes are constructed of post-consumer recycled cardboard. The ink is non-toxic and soy based. They were designed with re-use in mind: the large ones are just the right size for 8.5x11 file folders.

If you would like to have your box picked up for re-use by The FruitGuys, please contact us at 1-877-FRUIT-ME or info@fruitguys.com to confirm your route has box pick-up. We have an established box return program in the San Francisco Bay Area and are working on establishing one nationwide. In the Bay Area, simply leave your empty box where the courier usually drops your full FruitCase. If you’ve missed a pick-up or have a backlog of boxes - just contact us. Our couriers return boxes to The FruitGuys where we can re-use them up to four times. And if they aren't in re-use condition, we recycle them. The FruitGuys has had an overwhelming response to our box return program: at least 80 percent of our Bay Area customers will be participating in the coming months. That’s a lot of green people.

The fun and practical FruitCase used to deliver our 25-serving DormSnack and TakeHome products have been spotted living many other lives: The easy-to-ship cases have been used to send mending and other items home from college. Easy-to-carry TakeHome veggie cases make secure transport for homemade zucchini muffins or wine bottles. FruitCases and trays have stored white papers, red tape, purple prose, floppy disks, and hard drives. You name it. In fact, we invite you to name it. Send us a picture and description of how you re-used a FruitGuys box. The first person to respond will get a copy of Beth Lisick’s best-selling book, Helping Me Help Myself. The next 20 respondents will get a FruitGuys t-shirt. Send your boxes second life testimonials to info@fruitguys.com.

- Heidi Lewis

 

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