Monday, January 18, 2010

Tracking Recycled Boxes with Google Maps

A Box Life

Sponsored by Columbia Sportswear, A Box Life is designed to keep cardboard boxes in use longer, reduce the impacts of shipping products, and encourage people to engage around the concept of 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in a personal way'.

When ordering goods from Columbia Sportswear you can elect for them to be shipped in a “box for life” used box. Each box for life contains a QR Code that allows the box to be tracked.

When you receive a box with a box for life sticker on it, you can then enter the id into A Box Life's Google Map and view where your box has been. The home page of A Box Life also features a Google Map showing the tracks of the most travelled boxes.

Currently the most travelled box has been over 5,000 miles and has been reused four times.

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