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.

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.

Top Tips for creating a Greener Warehouse

Warehousing has long been a critical element of the supply chain, ensuring the smooth flow of goods from manufacturers to consumers. Traditional warehousing strategies have primarily focused on efficiency and cost-effectiveness. However, the increasing awareness of climate change and the urgent need for sustainable practices have led to a significant paradigm shift within the industry, which has given rise to the concept of “green warehousing”.

goplasticpallets.com Launches FREE Nestable Pallet Promotion

goplasticpallets.com, the leading provider of sustainable plastic pallets and boxes, has launched a new promotion to help businesses better understand the benefits of nestable plastic pallets. UK-based companies are being given the opportunity to try two units completely free of charge.

Unpacking the Future of Materials Handling: Automation and Sustainability

Modern materials handling has undergone a significant change in recent years, as a result of ongoing digital transformation. The world is rapidly changing – from the way consumers now search, buy and pay for products, to how they are manufactured, transported, and delivered across the final mile. In this article, Jim Hardisty, Managing Director, explores what the future could hold…

Harnessing Life Cycle Analysis for Sustainable Logistics

In our ever-growing quest for sustainability, understanding the environmental impact of products and services has become non-negotiable. Across different industries – from manufacturing and construction to logistics and automotive – stakeholders are increasingly seeking holistic insights into the environmental implications of their decisions, which has seen a steep growth in Life Cycle Analysis (LCA).

Why use plastic pallets instead of wooden pallets for exports?

In 2023, cost savings in the logistics industry are now more critical than ever. Fuel and machinery market price increases and many other budgetary pressures are pushing up operational costs across the sector. Now, across the supply chain, organisations are doubling down to find ways to reduce their logistics and transportation costs – especially when it comes to exporting goods.