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”. Launches FREE Nestable Pallet Promotion, 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…

Rishi Sunak Challenged to Review Controversial Plastic Packaging Tax

We’re taking action! It’s no secret that the Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) has been a hot topic for us here at We believe it’s important to raise our voice about issues affecting our industry and the environment. That’s why we’ve written directly to the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, inviting him to sit down with […]

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.’s Pioneering Recycling Scheme Surpasses 1,000 Tonne Milestone

In 2022, the organisation recycled more than 224,000kg (or 38 truck loads) of plastic pallets and boxes – transporting it from the UK to its recycling centre in Belgium. Starting the new year on a similar note, recently celebrated surpassing the 1,000 tonne milestone (or 185 truck loads) since 2019. Pallets Vs Skyscrapers; Recycling at new heights. Discover what that means.

A sustainable supply chain starts with plastic RTP

Sustainability is a hot topic. A recent IBM study revealed that sustainability is rising on the corporate agenda and CEOs are recognising sustainability as a business imperative and growth driver. Increasingly in the logistics sector, CEOs and MDs are investing in sustainability and calculating how they can reduce their business’ impact on the planet while operating efficiently and profitably.

Automation to dominate the supply chain of the future

If you attended IMHX last month, you would have seen how much automation dominated the event and how much the technology has advanced.

From self-guided robots to intelligent forklifts, the modern supply chain is going to rely heavily on this technology to drive efficiencies in the future.