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A Box Life?

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A Box Life? Photograph by Mark Watanabe

Today I came home to a pair of Columbia Drainmakers anxiously waiting to be opened on my front porch. Snatching them up as I walked into the house I didn’t pay any attention to the card board box they were shipped in. It’s a box; it doesn’t have a story… Right?

I’m not sure how many of you are aware, but Columbia offers a neat shipping option “A Reused Box”. On these reused boxes, Columbia attaches a “Keep it going” sticker with a bar code. You can scan the barcode with your smart phone or enter the code on the sticker to track the boxes travels.

Turns out that this was the first trip on my boxes reused journey, a mere 1,948 miles traveled from Portland OR, to Louisville KY. Hopefully the recipient of this box will do the same. Check out aboxlife.com to see how Columbia Sportswear idea is making a great impact on the environment.

aboxlife recycle

Next time you order from Columbia Sportswear or any of the other participating ABoxLife companies make sure you select a reused box so you can track a boxes life.


About the Author: Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com and the Founder of YakSushi Media. He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of two little "Sushi's" and everyday tech ninja.

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Mark Watanabe

Mark "YakSushi" Watanabe is the Co. Founder of YakAngler.com, "He built this site!". He considers himself a mediocre fisherman and an unexceptional writer. He's the devoted father of a ton of little sushis (Air Quotes) and everyday tech ninja.

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# adam 2011-07-22 13:18
Great post!
 
 
# The Nothing 2011-07-22 14:27
That's awesome
 
 
# YakSushi 2011-07-22 14:40
I'm currently talking to Columbia now about YakAngler participating in this program. Stay tuned for details.
 
 
# RSmith 2011-07-22 14:51
That a cool way to get people to recycle! It's also great YakAngler is going to join in! :lol:
 
 
# Kristin 2011-07-22 15:56
I work for Columbia Sportswear and I am so proud of this program. I just shared this on twitter and appreciate your story. Thank you!
 
 
# YakSushi 2011-07-23 18:33
Quoting Kristin:
I work for Columbia Sportswear and I am so proud of this program. I just shared this on twitter and appreciate your story. Thank you!


Thanks Kristin, we like the program too! So much so that YakAngler will be participating, we've already started the paperwork!
 
 
# Hammerhead 2011-07-23 14:16
That's a cool idea
 
 
# MiG-19 2011-07-30 18:23
Columbia has great stuff, and this program shows why it is a great company. I give them a big salute for starting this program!
 
 
# FishinChix 2011-08-09 14:04
This is a cool idea! I looked up the package in the photo. Looks like you reshipped it! But I couldn't find where it was picked up at.... :sad:

http://aboxlife.com/TrackIt.aspx?q=CjJ1uf%2fPk%2b2Lke3yP2O4sznORdBXGc%2fS4uLLr17z1wpO77d8mfIIl3YLVLRAclVhASHDp53BaMeSo3%2b959FtRQ%3d%3d
 

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