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Plastic pallet specialist drives recycling initiative

A plastic pallet specialist is urging customers to reuse and recycle pallets and boxes to help meet circular economy aspirations.

Goplasticpallets.com said it was issuing the advice following a “difficult” year for the wooden pallet sector, with timber shortages and price rises “affecting availability and causing serious concern” amongst pallet users. 

Jim Hardisty, managing director of Goplasticpallets.com explained, “Our plastic pallets and boxes can be reused time and time again; recycled once they reach the end of their working life; then the recycled plastic can be fed back into the manufacturing process to create new, high quality, reusable plastic pallets and boxes – closing the loop and creating a circular economy.”

Following the company’s recent pledge to recycle all customer plastic pallets and boxes, Goplasticpallets.com revealed it has had a “lot of interest” in its recycling scheme. 

Jim Hardisty

Users often ask is how exactly it works. Jim added, “We’ve tried to make it as simple as possible for our customers to recycle their plastic pallets and boxes. Depending on the volume that customers wish to recycle, they can choose from one of our two recycling solutions. 

“For volumes in excess of 1500kg, customers can take advantage of our hassle-free collection service, where we will arrange a collection and transport the products straight to our partner’s recycling facility in Belgium. Customers can arrange for smaller loads to be dropped off at our warehouse at their own convenience, where once consolidated we will transport in full truck loads to Belgium – ensuring our trucks are running at their maximum efficiency.

“Our partner’s recycling factory in Belgium is one of only three in Europe with a pallet recycling facility adjacent to the manufacturing plant, and is the closet one to the UK. 

“By recycling our customers’ plastic pallets and boxes in Belgium we guarantee that they will not only be ethically recycled by a fully licensed facility, but also that the recovered material will be reused to make the next wave of high quality, long-life plastic pallets and boxes.”

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