Here is a really nice idea that eBay have come up with to help reuse packaging. The company gave away 100,000 shipping boxes to eBay sellers to encourage re-use. According to eBay if each box were to be used five times the program could protect 4,000 trees, save 2.4 million gallons of water and conserve enough electricity to power 49 homes for a year.
There are in fact really nice illustrations on the outside and in the inside of these boxes. The box is made from 100% recycled material and are printed with water-based inks and designed to require the minimal amount of tape. Once it reaches the end of its shipping life it is then fully recycled.