What are plastic pallets?
This entry was posted on January 10, 2020.
If you are wondering what plastic pallets are, then you have come to the right place.
When it comes to plastic pallets, we are the experts. We have the largest range of plastic pallets in Europe and the largest stock holding in this industry in the UK.
So what are plastic pallets?
For us, they are the obvious solution to your logistics and goods handling needs but they are also the responsible and sustainable choice for your business.
96% of our plastic pallets are made from recycled materials, which also makes them the environmentally friendly alternative to wooden pallets.
Plastic pallets can also be recycled and turned into new plastic pallets, which means that they stay in a closed loop life cycle, which is an essential waste management for environmental protection. This is completely different to wooden pallets, which once broken cannot be remade into wooden pallets.
But why do we need plastic pallets?
Plastic pallets are an essential component of today's economic and socially responsible supply chain.
They are more than just getting goods from A to B.
Since pallets started life as 'skids' in the early 1900s, they have been adapted, redesigned and evolved into the pallets that we know today.
With technology ever changing, the last 100 years have seen the pallet completely overhauled to work with forklift trucks, mechanical palletization systems and industrial robots. And in 1964 we saw the first plastic pallet.
All of these advancements in both technologies and the humble pallet itself have seen huge gains in streamlining automation and supply chain processes across a wide range of industries.
The biggest difference in ‘the pallet’ is the invention of plastic pallet. This has ensured that regardless of application there is now a pallet that fits its purpose and specific requirement.
What types of plastic pallets are there?
Plastic pallets, unlike their wooden counterpart, also come in a range of colours, designs, weights, materials and sizes - each specifically to suit specific applications.
A quick browse of our application section will give you an idea of the different sectors that our products work tirelessly across.
Whether you require Hygienic Pallets, which are typically used within the pharmaceutical industry, Euro Pallets to conform with European import and export regulations or Heavy Duty Pallets which are incredibly strong and long lasting making them perfect for repeated use, there is a plastic pallet to meet your needs. Not to mention the bright orange plastic pallets to match your branding!
What's the future of plastic pallets?
Back in early 2019, we launched the first ever recycling scheme for plastic pallets - an industry first (you can read Our Responsibility Policy here).
Since then we have been working to ensure that every single plastic pallet (and box) we supply is returned to us at the end of its life, recycled, turned it into a new plastic pallet.
Our mission is simple! To create more sustainable supply chains by providing long lasting, reusable plastic pallets and boxes, and ensuring they are responsibly recycled at the end of their use.
The future is bright and whatever colour you want it to be!
If you would like to talk to one of our pallet experts, then drop us a line at [email protected] or call us directly on +44 (0)1323 744057.