Storage Containers: The Eco-Friendly Option

In a world where our carbon footprint is – quite rightly – becoming increasingly scrutinised, it makes sense to embrace eco-friendly lifestyle choices where we can. The decision to lead a greener lifestyle also extends to the choices we make about how to store our belongings, or manage large-scale events and construction projects. So, what are the environmental benefits of using storage containers?

Eco-friendly welfare units
If you’re starting a large-scale construction project, it’s likely that you’ll be looking to provide welfare accommodation for your team. As well as running water, toilets and well-insulated rooms are essential in providing sufficient welfare accommodation, but keeping costs down can be an issue.

One way to combat growing energy bills and do your bit for the environment is to consider hiring an eco-friendly welfare unit. Elite units are designed to save energy, with non-concussive taps, dual flush systems and optional waterless systems installed in each unit. Additional amenities include double glazed windows and timed heaters, to further help you to reduce your costs and your carbon footprint.

Personal-use storage units
As a home-owner, it’s worth thinking about how you can best store your belongings in the most eco-friendly way possible. For a start, de-cluttering or recycling unwanted and unused possessions are a great way to get rid of stuff that others might want (and that you don’t need!)

For your other belongings, using a storage container is one way you can keep your things safe and secure in the knowledge that you’re not adding to your carbon footprint. Many of us store our little-used possessions in card board boxes, which directly impact the environment due to the sourcing of the cardboard and the waste it contributes to.

According to, a leader in ‘Building Environmental Literacy’, “packaging represents nearly one-third of the total solid waste stream”, giving us all the more reason to choose re-usable forms of self-storage.

With 16 storage locations across the UK, Mobile Mini branches are easily accessible – meaning you won’t have to travel miles to find your nearest branch. This will help to save you time and money, and lessen the impact of your carbon footprint.

Build an eco-friendly home
Perhaps you’ve been inspired to build your own eco home? Shipping container homes are becoming increasingly sought after, and can offer an ideal solution for those looking for a ready-made structure from which to build a house as well as wanting to address their environmental impact. Storage units are available to purchase, as well as to hire, so it’s worth checking out the different sized containers available to suit your needs.

If you’re looking to proactively lessen your impact on the environment, whether it’s for storage purposes, welfare accommodation or for part of your self-build project, self-storage is the eco-friendly way to go.