More than 600 million EPAL Euro pallets are in use worldwide: on lorries, in supermarkets or in warehouses. But they are also used to make furniture, to decorate shops, as fittings in cafés and clubs, or as stages at open-air festivals. EPAL Euro pallets are in plain sight everywhere and are part of an international sharing economy. EPAL is celebrating 30 years of EPAL and 60 years of the Euro pallet this year and is marking the end of this double anniversary with an international photo contest.
Düsseldorf, 25 November 2021 – The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) is marking the end of a year of anniversaries by celebrating the EPAL Euro pallet with an international photo contest.
SNAP THE PALLET
Using the slogan SNAP THE PALLET, EPAL is inviting its community to share the most beautiful, the most outstanding and the most unusual photos of EPAL Euro pallets on the SNAP THE PALLET website. All photos submitted will be displayed in an online gallery on the website. The photos will also be published on Instagram under SnapThePallet.
The winner: the sharing economy
The EPAL Euro pallet pool is the sharing economy prototype. Everyone taking part in this international pallet exchange pool is a winner, as is the environment. Everyone can share their EPAL Euro pallet photos with EPAL and be in with a chance of winning with SNAP THE PALLET. Every month, EPAL is offering prizes of €1,000 for the best photo and five runner-up prizes of €100. The overall winner will receive €3,000 at the end of the contest. The photo contest starts on 1 December 2021 and finishes at the end of February 2022.
As an international association, the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) is responsible for organising the EPAL Euro pallet exchange pool. The EPAL Euro pallet pool is the largest open pallet exchange pool in the world and currently has over 600 million EPAL Euro pallets and approximately 20 million EPAL Box pallets in circulation. Founded in 1991 as an international association for exchangeable Euro pallets, EPAL is now active in more than 30 countries through national associations and representatives. More than 1,500 EPAL licensees produce and repair EPAL Euro pallets and other EPAL load carriers throughout the world. EPAL does not pursue a policy of economic gain.
The central focus of EPAL’s activities is the quality assurance of the production and repair of EPAL Euro pallets and Box pallets as well as supporting the many users of the EPAL Euro pallet exchange pool. The EPAL Euro pallet exchange pool has been an archetype of a sustainable circular economy for over 30 years. The reuse, exchange, repair, and recycling of EPAL Euro pallets demonstrate a responsible approach to the environment and resources. Wooden EPAL Euro pallets make an important contribution to protecting the climate by averting CO2 emissions. All over the world, the EPAL brand stands for quality, safety, and sustainability in logistics.
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