German Sugar Producer Optimizes Pallet Handling with CHEP

Cologne, June 22, 2017 - Nordzucker, one of the leading sugar producers in Europe, is now using CHEP for its logistics processes: the supply chain supply company supplies the Nordzucker with its high-quality rental pallets. With around 3200 employees at 18 European locations, Nordzucker supplies the food industry, retailers, and consumers with its … [Read more...]

METSÄ BOARD’S WHITE KRAFTLINER CHOSEN TO PACKAGE ONE OF THE WORLD’S FINEST GINS

New gift pack emphasizes simplicity, focus on customer experience. (Something to keep in mind for reusables at retail!)   Metsä Board’s uncoated white kraftliner, MetsäBoard Natural WKL Bright, provided the ideal solution for Kyrö Distillery’s gift packaging for its premium Napue Gin brand. They were looking for a packaging solution … [Read more...]

U.S. Chamber Foundation to Host 2017 Circular Economy and Sustainability Summit, Resiliency Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center will host the 2017 Sustainability and Circular Economy Summit, as well as a half-day Resiliency Forum. The three-day summit will convene public- and private-sector leaders to explore solutions that businesses can implement to turn circular economy aspiration … [Read more...]

Paper and Corrugated Cardboard Pallet Buyers Guide and Suppliers List

Paper pallets, including corrugated cardboard pallets and honeycomb, are valued for a number of attributes, including ISPM-15 compliance, sanitation, their light weight and ease of recycling. Because they are so easily recycled, they provide an alternative to reusable pallets where reverse logistics is a challenge. They are great for one-way … [Read more...]

The Beginning of Paper Pallets – a Short History

The history of paper pallets began with an interest in eliminating the need to return pallets, as well as reduction of pallet weight and pallet cost. Paper pallets emerged as a product of interest in the 1940s due to challenges associated with wood and metal pallets. The benefits that pallet designers saw in paper pallets still hold true for … [Read more...]

Brexit not Brex-hate

The UK boss of a European supply chain company said that political posturing and pre-BREXIT antagonistic rhetoric does not represent the true state of the nation when it comes to cross-border trade. Phil Storer, the UK director of Pooling Partners, Europe’s largest pooler and manufacturer of sustainable wooden pallets to the supply chain, said … [Read more...]

Transforming last night’s leftovers into green energy…in days

ITHACA, N.Y. – In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new Cornell University-led study. “Food waste should have a high value. We’re treating it as a resource, and we’re making marketable products out of it,” said lead … [Read more...]

Roundup: RePack Updates Carbon Footprint Analysis, K. Hartwall’s BigBox

RePack Updates Its CO2 Analysis - Reduces CO2 by 80% Versus Disposable Bags or Boxes Reusable RePack packaging reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80% when compared to disposable bags or boxes, according to the company, thanks to reuse and efficient reverse logistics through the post. In comparison to the manufacturing and waste treatment of 20 new … [Read more...]

What Came First, The Pallet or the Forklift?

The history of the forklift and the pallet is intertwined. Did the pallet come first, or was it the forklift? This question was posed decades ago by the earliest pallet industry pioneers such as the late Bill Sardo, the first president of the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association and it still comes up today. The correct answer … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging and Pallet News From Around the Web

Pallet and Reusable Packaging Headline Roundup From Around the Web June 18, 2017, PA Businesses Hit by Rash of Wooden Pallet Thefts. June 15, 2017, Rethinking the Use of Wooden Pallets Across Global Supply Chains. Makes a case for the Sumo Glove forklift tine attachment, aimed at reducing related damage. June 14, 2017, Peli doubles the size of … [Read more...]