Traditionally, the drive to reduce waste in the supply chain has been focused on recycling. Plastic pallets and wood pallets can both be recycled, and wood and plastic pallet recycling is certainly effective at reducing waste, but is it as effective as reusing plastic pallets? Reusable packaging solutions are the wave of the future, and there are a number of important reasons why.
Benefits of Reusing Plastic Pallets Over Recycling
One of the important realities about recycling is that recycling does produce some waste. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to retain all of the material during the recycling process, and that process in itself can create some hazardous byproducts. Reusing a product as many times as possible before recycling becomes necessary, therefore, and has definite advantages for the environment.
It also takes an effort to create a new plastic pallet, whether it is made from recycled materials or not. Having to make fewer pallets due to reusing them can save money and mean less hazardous waste from the manufacturing process released into the environment.
Finally, if you work reusable pallets into your logistical plan, you have the opportunity for a much more streamlined supply chain process. You don’t have to constantly worry about where your next pallets are coming from and how to work them into the system because they are already in the system.
When it comes to effective workflow, plastic pallets come with a lot of advantages beyond their reusability. Automation is becoming a greater and greater requirement in many supply chains, and plastic pallets, with their uniform dimensions, are well-suited to automated systems. They can be molded to exact specifications, meaning there is no need to recalibrate every time you insert new plastic pallets into the chain.
Plastic pallets are much easier to clean than wood ones and don’t retain moisture or prove susceptible to bacteria in the way that wood pallets might.
A Commitment to Sustainability From Polymer Solutions International Inc.
At Polymer Solutions International Inc., we have a strong commitment to sustainability and environmentally-friendly solutions when it comes to our packaging. We are a plastic pallet designer, manufacturer and supplier who understands the benefits that sustainable, reusable packaging solutions can bring to your business and your industry and we are ready to bring those benefits to you today.
We will not only provide you with reusable products, but we will also buy them back from you at the end of their usable lifespans and recycle them ourselves. That means you never have to worry about the impact of your pallets on the environment.
We have a wide range of reliable bottled water racks and hygienic plastic pallets to suit your needs. To learn more about the benefits of our reusable packaging and how we can put them to work for you, or to order your own bottled water racks or hygienic plastic pallets right now, just call us at 610-325-7500, contact us online or visit our website and talk to us via Live Chat today.