First Mile and KeyKeg kick-start a closed-loop recycling programme for plastic beer kegs

London: Keeping plastic beverage kegs out of the landfill   Most plastic beverage kegs in the UK are not recycled and often end up in the landfill. To overcome this problem, First Mile have teamed up with KeyKeg and OneCircle to create a circular programme which recycles plastic kegs, turning them into new, useable plastic … [Read more...]

Global Grocery Markets Forecast to Create $1.9 Trillion Opportunity by 2023

The leading 20 global grocery markets are set to generate an additional US$1.9 trillion in sales, growing by 28% between 2018 and 2023, new forecasts from global research organisation IGD predict. IGD’s forecast anticipates: Nearly half (44%) of the extra sales will be created in Asia, which will add more than Africa, Europe and Latin … [Read more...]

IFCO donates environmentally friendly RPCs worldwide

IFCO SYSTEMS supports food banks worldwide by provisioning free RPCs and co-financing refrigerated vans PULLACH, GERMANY, 11. December 2018: Since the beginning of its initiative for the support of food banks in 2009, IFCO SYSTEMS, the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions, has donated more than 280,000 RPCs (Reusable … [Read more...]

Interview with Antón Fernández Gutiérrez, CEO of Nortpalet

The Spanish plastic pallet manufacturer's 600,000 pallets are manufactured 100% with recycled materials and are present in four continents This interview, translated here from Spanish, appeared at E3 Media. Q. What were the beginnings of the company? AFG. Nortpalet was born in 2006 in Asturias by the hand of a group of entrepreneurs … [Read more...]

$50+ Billion Returnable Packaging Market – Global Forecast to 2023

Increased demand for returnable packaging from various end-use industries is expected to drive the overall growth of the returnable packaging market across the globe from 2018 to 2023 Dublin, Dec. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Returnable Packaging Market by Product Type (Pallets, Crates, Intermediate Bulk Containers, Drums & Barrels, … [Read more...]

Wilmington Machinery Installs Second Complete Custom Pallet Molding Solution for European Customer

Wilmington Machinery introduced the company’s first Pallateer molding machine in 2010 because of an increased demand for plastic pallets. Recently, a European company who had no experience in making plastic pallets was looking to mold plastic pallets in-house which lead them to install their first Wilmington Pallateer to mold plastic pallet … [Read more...]

CHEP Automotive wins prize in the category “Supply Chain Solutions” at the Automotive Global Awards

Automobile logistics solution for a strong inbound supply chain moves global goods flows for Ford of Europe Cologne, December 4, 2018 - CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions has won one of the prestigious Automotive Global Awards for the third year running. This year CHEP Automotive was recognized in the category "Supply Chain Solutions" with … [Read more...]

Waterdrinker, on transitioning to the new CC TAG5: “Keep it all in your own hands”

In the next few weeks, Container Centralen will dispatch its new CC TAG5 label to all legitimate members of the pool. So that includes Waterdrinker, one of the biggest export and wholesale companies in Holland’s horticultural capital, Aalsmeer. Bert Broekhof, responsible for container administration and transport, has a lot of experience in dealing … [Read more...]

Schoeller Allibert’s Combo Combo Excelsior® Wins Major European Packaging Awards

The Combo Excelsior®, Schoeller Allibert’s new standard foldable intermediate bulk container (IBC) has been awarded the Best Industrial Packaging Prize at the French G.I.S.I. Group’s “Packaging Innovation Awards” and the 2nd prize at the Dutch “Gouden Noot” Packaging Contest.   Since launch in October 2018, the Combo Excelsior®, designed for … [Read more...]

Conad, CPR System win award for “green” plastic pallet

  Reduce product damage, limit disservices at the point of sale, avoid food waste and the consequent production of waste. Conad, an Italian food retailer, identified these objectives as underlying a project it developed together with CPR System, a cooperative pooler and historical partner in the joint management of pallets and … [Read more...]