The Environmental Benefits of Using Self Storage Facilities

December 19, 2023

The Environmental Benefits of Using Self Storage Facilities

Self-storage is the process of a company renting out storage units to customers for a variety of purposes. Within our self-storage facilities, we have people using our units for their business stock, during house moves and as workshops. This is quite well known but what isn’t known is the self storage environmental benefits.   

Self storage environmental benefits. Image shows a corridor with blue doors on either side leading to storage units.

With the growing climate crisis, sustainability is becoming more and more important to people and a growing number of businesses are working out ways in which they can be more environmentally friendly and sustainable. 

Within this article we are going to discuss the self-storage environmental benefits and how using self-storage could make your business and home life more environmentally friendly. 

Reducing Waste Through Efficient Space Management

Using self-storage in your domestic life or in your business will help you to manage your space much more efficiently. This will lead to less need for a larger living or business space which will help to prevent excessive building construction. 

It would also allow businesses to have excellent stock management as they would have the space in which to store everything in an organised fashion. This would lead to less issues with overproduction of some items. 

Promoting Recycling and Reuse Efforts

Recycling and reusing items is an important part of living a more sustainable life. Self storage will allow you to keep items for future use instead of throwing them away without you having to find somewhere to store them within your home. 

Many self-storage companies often have donation drives or recycling events, with certain self-storage facilities acting as drop-off points. Our Bicester store has acted as a drop-off point for Bicester Baby Bank when they ran an appeal of home-school equipment.  

Decreasing Carbon Footprint by Localising Storage

Another self storage environmental benefit is that you will be able to have your goods delivered directly to us which will lead to less frequent trips to transport your goods. This will reduce emission and your carbon footprint. 

Also, using self storage allows you to work or live within a smaller property which means you will buy less. This will greatly reduce your carbon footprint. 

Enhancing Energy Efficiency within Storage Units

Many storage facilities now use energy efficient technology in order to make sure that they are as sustainable as possible. This includes features such as  solar panels, passive building techniques, top rate efficiency mechanical equipment and energy efficient LED lighting. 

Supporting Responsible Consumption and Decluttering

By storing items within self-storage you will be able to limit the amount of buying you have to do as your goods will be stored in a safe and secure way. 

Self-storage will also help to make your decluttering session much more environmentally friendly. You can store your items within a storage unit and then carefully work through them deciding on what you can sell, donate or find a new use for. This will dramatically reduce the amount of waste created during a declutter.

The move to a more sustainable life is having a large impact on customer trends with more and more people looking for sustainable options. Around 57% of consumers are willing to change their purchasing behaviour to help the environment, and 66% of consumers are willing to pay more for more sustainable brands. Self storage can help you with your journey to a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Future Implications and Environmental Commitments

The future implications of using self-storage for environmental benefits are nothing but good. If more self-storage companies embrace energy efficient features it will help to contribute to a more prosperous future for the company, for the local community and for the planet as a whole. 

We know that using self storage has environmental benefits but we must all commit to make this industry much more environmentally friendly and sustainable. 

The Eco-Sustainable Journey of Self Storage

There are many environmental benefits to using self-storage. It allows you to manage your home or business space in a much more efficient manner whilst reducing waste. It can help you to recycle and reuse more items and reduce your carbon footprint. 

It is the responsibility of us all to adopt more environmental and sustainable practices to help put an end to the current climate crisis and allow our planet to heal. 

If you would like to know more about our self storage options, please head to our website to find your local store.


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