The Plastic Pallet Experts

Here you will find everything that you need to know about plastic pallets, plastic boxes and containers.

  • 19 years of ISPM15 and what the regulation means for the UK!

    On 1st January 2021 it became a legal requirement for all wood packaging material moving in both directions between the UK and the EU to be correctly treated and marked to certify compliance to the International Standard for Phytosanitary Measures No 15. Although a new post-Brexit rule for the UK, ISPM15 is by no means a new regulation; in fact, next year will mark 20 years since it was first introduced! In this article we look back at the history of ISPM15, why it was introduced, the reasons why so many countries have implemented the regulation and what ISPM15 means for the UK.
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  • Plastic pallet prices remain stable as wooden pallet prices soar!

    It might sound like déjà vu, but the price of new wooden pallets is expected to soar a further 18% this month, on top of the 18% rise we saw in January. Continued pressure on the availability of timber and issues with log felling licenses in Ireland have been cited as the main reasons for the nearly 40% price increase according to a letter from a major supplier of wood packaging material.
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  • Are your pallets export compliant?

    Post-Brexit trade rules mean that all wooden pallets carrying goods between the UK and EU must now be heat treated and certified in accordance with ISPM15 regulations to avoid being rejected at the borders. This coupled with the dwindling availability of timber and continuing price rise of wooden pallets is causing a major headache for firms. Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of Goplasticpallets.com explains.
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  • The Responsible Euro Pallet

    We are currently talking to a lot of businesses about making the switch from wooden pallets to plastic pallets. With the wood shortage raging on and the post Brexit regulations on ISPM15 heat treatment challenging efforts to keep supply chains moving in and out of Europe, businesses are looking for alternatives to the wooden euro pallet.
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  • Plastic Pallet Product Focus: APB 1210 Pool 5R

    The APB 1210 Pool 5R Pallet is one of the most popular pallets in our range; used across automation systems to efficiently keep supply chains moving whilst it can also generating income! What more could you want?
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  • Plastic Pallets, Birds of Prey and Reaching Mars...Why 2001 was a Year to Remember!

    Take yourself back 20 years to the year 2001. The year Apple introduced its first ever iPod, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was the biggest movie blockbuster, Will & Grace was the top sitcom and a pint of milk cost just 36p! For plastic pallet experts Goplasticpallets.com, 2001 was the year we were founded but it also marked an industry first – as we were the first (and only) wooden pallet supplier to successfully transition to plastic pallets. 20 years on, we’re reflecting on how far we’ve come and looking back at some of the other great UK achievements from 2001!
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  • Our range of Folding Large Containers just got larger - but are still optimising your valuable space!

    Folding large containers (FLCs) are designed to optimise your supply chain; protecting the cargo they are carrying, saving space and reducing transportation costs by folding flat when empty.
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  • Biennial recycling scheme stats reinforce the longevity of plastic pallets

    Two years after launching its pioneering plastic pallet recycling scheme, Goplasticpallets.com – The Responsible Plastic Pallet Company has revealed some interesting statistics that reinforce the longevity of its recyclable plastic pallets! Since launching the scheme in February 2019, Goplasticpallets.com has received tremendous support and praise from its customers for being the first plastic pallet supplier to act on recycling unused and retired plastic pallets and boxes. Yet uptake to the scheme remains relatively low, at just 0.56% of the company’s customer base.
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  • Are you still using cardboard? Think outside the box!

    Lockdown and Brexit have contributed to a shortage of cardboard boxes, which has seen retailers being forced to find alternatives to their usual packaging material. Increases in home shopping driven by lockdown has meant a dramatic increase in online ordering, which has then had a knock on effect in the demand for cardboard packaging. Add Brexit into the mix and you have the perfect storm. We've seen a huge surge in enquiries from companies looking for alternatives to the usual cardboard boxes.
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