New report explores challenges and opportunities for plastic ‘optimisation’

PALLET wrapping and stability specialist Lindum Packaging has warned that now is the time for businesses to take the opportunity to reduce plastic consumption in advance of the introduction of the Plastics Tax.

To highlight ways to reduce the 140,000 tonnes of pallet stretch wrap used annually in the UK, Lindum has published the Transit Packaging Report, described as an examination of the challenges and opportunities for plastic optimisation. The move follows Lindum’s launch of the UK’s first mobile pallet stability test lab.

The report includes contributions from the likes of logistics expert Professor Amar Ramudhin from Humber Development Institute, and Stuart Foster CEO of Recoup, as well as specialists in legal and insurance issues affecting transit packaging.

Bernard Sellars, MD of Lindum Packaging, said, “As specialists in the field, we believe innovative transit packaging products can significantly reduce plastic usage and drive business profitability. The introduction of the Plastics Tax, a growing focus on sustainability and increased concern from consumers about plastic use, mean all parts of the packaging and logistics industry are under increasing scrutiny to improve their environmental performance. Now is the time for businesses to look carefully at their transit packaging and ask if they’re using it efficiently and sustainably.”

The Transit Packaging Report explores how to solve the challenges surrounding transit packaging reduction.

Mr Sellars added, “The Plastics Tax will apply to material with less than 30% recycled content, and with plans to tax UK businesses £200 per tonne of plastic that does not contain the minimum recycled material, businesses should now be implementing plastic reduction measures. I hope our report will help draw attention to the real opportunities to reduce plastic improve pallet stability and save businesses money.”

Lindum’s mobile pallet load stability test lab provides on-site, real-time pallet stability testing.