How long do plastic pallets last?

Across the logistics and supply chain industries, the choice of pallet material can significantly impact operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Plastic pallets, known for their durability, have a typical lifespan of eight to ten years, comfortably outlasting wooden pallets, which will only last three to five years.

Our comprehensive guide to the Plastic Packaging Tax

The Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) was dreamt up with good intentions as a policy lever to change behaviours around single-use plastics and encourage the use of recycled plastic instead of new plastic within packaging. The harmful impact of single-use plastics on the environment has been extensively reported for all to see. Something had to change.

The Complete Guide to Plastic Pallet Sizes

Plastic pallets are an indispensable component of the logistics and shipping industry. They provide a stable foundation for goods, ensuring their safe transportation and storage. With a wide assortment of sizes available, understanding the different dimensions and their applications is crucial. This comprehensive guide will delve into different plastic pallet sizes, whilst highlighting the various options we have available at goplasticpallets.com.

Stack/ Nest Plastic Containers Vs. Folding Boxes: A Comprehensive Comparison

In the dynamic and ever-evolving world of logistics, the choice of containers deployed across your supply chain plays a pivotal role in maximising operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability. Two prominent contenders in this area are stack/nest plastic containers and folding boxes – and many supply chain managers will spend significant time weighing up which product would be the best fit for their applications. Therefore, we have written this detailed guide which compares their different features, key strengths, and in which environment they would be best suited.

Black Friday Planning: Strategies for Retailers and Supply Chain Managers

Many Operations Directors, Logistics Managers and Supply Chain Experts would never have heard of Black Friday or Cyber Monday at the start of their careers, but fast forward thirteen years and they are now considered two of the most significant dates in the industry calendar, especially for those working in retail, for a fulfilment house or a delivery partner. But how do you prepare?

Are plastic pallets cheaper than wood?

To the average Joe Public, pallets are invisible. But, for supply chain managers and logistics professionals, pallets are the understated goliath of supply chains and are right up there with containers for delivering global trade.

For those in the know, the “plastic pallets versus wooden pallets” debate is the modern-day logistics dilemma. Although wooden pallets have traditionally been the go-to, plastic pallets have well and truly emerged as a superior alternative offering many benefits. 

Government must learn lessons from Plastic Packaging Tax debacle following EPR delay

I am disappointed by the government’s decision, announced at the end of last week, to further delay the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) scheme until 2025. While the scheme promises to hold packaging producers to account for recycling costs, this deferral is just another example of how this government has struggled to implement effective environmental policies in a timely manner.