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.

Englmeier Joins Rotom Europe

Rotom Europe has taken another step towards becoming the leading European provider of sustainable load carrier solutions following the acquisition of Englmeier Paletten & Verpackungen, headquartered in Hengersberg, Bavaria.

Plastic Pallet People: Lee Denyer

Welcome to Plastic Pallet People, our profile feature where we find out what makes the individuals in our fabulous team tick. This time, we chatted with Lee Denyer. Thanks for your time today, Lee. So, what is your position and how long have you been at goplasticpallets.com? I’m Finance Director and I joined the company […]

Social Responsibility in the Logistics Industry

In this insightful Q&A, our Managing Director Jim Hardisty delves into the growing role of social responsibility across the logistics industry.

He highlights the sector’s significant environmental impact, the importance of continuous innovation and collaboration across the supply chain and the need to invest in your people.

Plastic packaging tax hike is another kick in the teeth for sustainable pallet suppliers

As the Managing Director of goplasticpallets.com, I feel compelled to share my thoughts on the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement on Wednesday 22 November, which included a rise in the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT). This tax, initially set at £200 per tonne, was increased to £210.82 per tonne on 1st April 2023, and will now see a further increase to £217.85 per tonne from 1st April 2024.

We at goplasticpallets.com had anticipated an increase, so the news does not come as a surprise. However, the necessity and impact of this tax hike does warrant a deeper discussion.

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.

Hygienic Pallets: Everything you need to know

Hygienic pallets form a key part of our product portfolio at goplasticpallets.com. For many years, we have supplied some of the biggest names across multiple sectors with a range of hygienic pallets to perfectly fit their applications and work seamlessly within their supply chains. In this blog, Steve Penney, our UK Key Account Sales Manager, gives us the lowdown on these high-quality pallets. 

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.