Craigslist For Movers? Ruh Roh!

Craigslist is a terrific resource for a variety of products and services, but it can also be the very embodiment of the maxim caveat emptor – buyer beware.

For many years we used Craigslist as part of a collective strategy to promote our business in the Labor/Moving section of Craigslist Vancouver. About six months ago C/L started making changes to the posting process for companies in this section. Regular posters’ were deleted daily in what appeared to be a push back against those who had been on C/L over the years and who no longer fit the bill as small,
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The Worst Of 2011: Plastic Moving Boxes

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The moving business in Vancouver is beset with all manner of disingenuousness. Little however comes close to the merde de taureau perpetrated by companies promoting plastic moving boxes. Billed as an environmentally user-friendly alternative to cardboard boxes, these round trip totes are nothing more than greenwash writ large. I’ve written extensively about this scourge before, so for brevity I will articulate in point form.

(1) The refrain is generally the same for all companies promoting plastic moving boxes; they are “environmentally friendly”, but is this true? At first glance the idea of taking recyclable plastic and creating multiple use boxes …
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