REUSE &
REDUCE

How our fair priced, pre-used containers help you to reduce your impact

GIVING SHIPPING CONTAINERS A SECOND USE

Yearly, 3 to 6 million new shipping containers are produced. Roughly 13-18 % of newly produced shipping containers are not used for shipping. Instead they are mainly used for storage purposes on land. Which we think is a shame, because producing new containers has a high environmental impact and uses finite resources. Storage is a purpose that a used container can fulfill just as good as a new one. That’s why Eveon decided to focus on giving used containers a second chance, reducing the need for newly produced shipping containers.

REUSING CONTAINERS IS A LOGICAL ACT

Did you know that the production of one single container emit almost 12,000 kilos of CO2? Producing the containers we planned to sell in 2022 would emit over 36 million kg CO2.

These insights and astonishing numbers have resulted in our most recent decision: from now on, we will solely focus on the sale of used shipping containers.

11.807 KG CO2 EMISSIONS

The production of one single container emits almost 12,000 kilos of CO2.*

*based on a 20ft container

8 TIMES FROM HAMBURG TO ROME

That’s equal to transporting that container from Hamburg to Berlin, 45 times.

A SIGNIFICANT SAVING

Used containers are significantly cheaper than ones which are newly produced and fulfill most jobs just as good.

6 SUSTAINABILITY PRINCIPLES FROM EVEON

At Eveon, our main job is helping our customers seamlessly order their containers. But we think it’s important to do this in a sustainable way, so we’ve set up these sustainability principles we’d like to share with you.

01 WE'RE IN BUSINESS TO EXTEND THE LIFETIME OF CONTAINERS

Containers are extremely strong. They have to be. Imagine being in the Sahara Desert one day, then traveling to the arctic circle in a month. They need to be tough. We cherish this toughness and believe shipping containers should have a second life after their life with shipping companies. We’re here to help our customers give containers a second life.

02 WE TRY TO MINIMIZE OUR IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT

Our containers take the train rather than a truck. We take the train rather than the plane. When we must use planes or trucks, we do it consciously and minimally. We can't wait for electric trucks to deliver our containers! We realize our business has an impact on the environment, it is our goal to minimize this impact.

03 WE OFFSET OUR EMISSIONS

We minimize our emissions, but they’re not zero. One important way we offset our emissions is by including delivery of our containers to our customers.

04 WE PUBLISH OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

On a yearly basis, we publish our environmental performance. We measure what counts, which is why we measure our environmental performance. We publish these results because we think accountability is important.

05 WE BELIEVE IN BUSINESS AS A FORCE FOR GOOD

We want our business to flourish. We want our partners, team, our customers, and the world around us to flourish too. This is at the core of what we do every day. To work this mentality out into concrete action, we’re on path to become part of the global B Corp community.

06 WE SUPPORT AND FOSTER SUSTAINABLE IDEAS AROUND US

Whether it is supporting students with an internship or supporting a like-minded entrepreneur, we thrive on collaboration. Our dream is to have a network of container changers around us.

Customer reviews

  • Best Price and Service

    Eveon came in way cheaper than everyone else and a container in good shape was delivered with no hassles. Would recommend!

    James Hartridge

    Mon, 15 Nov 2021

  • 20' Container

    Seamless transaction with great delivery communication.

    Lane Robinson

    Fri, 17 Dec 2021

  • Everything was great from start to finish

    The man on the hotline was very friendly and helpful with all my questions. The deadline stated in the order was met. If I still needed containers I would buy them here again and again.

    A. Grandler

    Wed, 27 Oct 2021