Pallet companies continue to shoulder the load as COVID-19 crisis spreads

This story appeared in the March 2020 issue of Western Pallet Magazine. With Washington, Oregon and California following federal guidelines regarding the critical status of pallet provision, West coast pallet companies are reporting volumes ranging from business as normal to very high, based on conversations with WPA-members from March 24 to … [Read more...]

EPAL essential for the Europe-wide availability of goods and essential services

COVID-19 related updates The production and repair of EPAL pallets and Box pallets is essential for the Europe-wide availability of goods and essential services Düsseldorf, 30th March 2020 – The European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL) endorses the statements made by the European Federation of Wooden Pallet & Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB), … [Read more...]

Pallet Manufacturing is an “Essential Service” and “Critical Infrastructure” for Supply Chain Continuity and COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

Statement by the Global Wood Packaging Forum (GWPF) in response to the COVID-19 outbreak: As our global leaders across the world put in place emergency measures to protect the world’s population from the spread of COVID-19, we respectfully urge that policies being developed and implemented safeguard the ability of essential businesses to … [Read more...]

Important notice: how CHEP is preparing for COVID-19

On March 19, CHEP issued a precautionary measures statement in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak CHEP is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19/coronavirus health situation, and we would like to keep you informed about the measures we are taking as a business. Our focus is to ensure our people are safe and our products and … [Read more...]

Recycleye wins new investment from Grosvenor Britain & Ireland

Grosvenor Backs Two Innovative Start-Ups With £10,000 Social Impact Prize Two start-up businesses have received £10,000 from Grosvenor Britain & Ireland to further the development of their business. The teams, Recycleye and Tempo Market, are the joint winners of the Social Impact Award, part of Imperial College London’s flagship innovation … [Read more...]

Government is treating the symptom, not the cause of plastic pollution

In response to public pressure, the government is tackling plastic pollution by addressing individual uses of plastic, like some plastic bags and microbeads. While bans on items likely to damage the environment are necessary, this approach completely fails to deal with the root of the problem and, worse, is storing up new environmental issues for … [Read more...]

Machine Owners from Across North America Attend Rotochopper University 2020

Rotochopper owners and operators gathered at Rotochopper’s manufacturing facility in St. Martin, MN for training the last two weeks of February. The customer service department hosts Rotochopper University annually for companies that have purchased Rotochopper grinders during the past year. The two-day class includes a manufacturing facility tour, … [Read more...]

TriEnda Honored by Logistics Tech Outlook Magazine as a Top 10 Material Handling Solution Provider

Reusable packaging and pallet news briefs PORTAGE, Wis., March 18, 2020 - TriEnda, the developer and manufacturer of industry-leading cargo protection systems, has announced that Logistics Tech Outlook has named TriEnda to its Top 10 Material Handling System Solution Providers for 2020. The material handling industry plays a critical role in … [Read more...]

Renewable Energy and Cogeneration

Most people realize that it would be better for our planet and all its inhabitants if we were to make greater use of renewable energy. But if you ask them why that's a good idea, they might not get past saying that renewable energy constitutes an endless supply, in contrast to the finite amount of fossil fuels waiting to be unearthed in oceans, … [Read more...]

New coronavirus stable for hours on surfaces

March 17, 2020 What The virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is stable for several hours to days in aerosols and on surfaces, according to a new study from National Institutes of Health, CDC, UCLA and Princeton University scientists in The New England Journal of Medicine. The scientists found that severe acute respiratory … [Read more...]