DS Smith Plastics Sponsors the ARE YOU R European Project Initiative Aiming to Raise Awareness on the Importance of Recycling Plastics

DS Smith Plastics has joined a group of companies concerned with the plastic waste challenge to sponsor the European Facebook Page Are You R. The goal of the initiative is to educate the public on the importance of recycling plastics. Focused themes within this campaign include identifying ways to reduce the amount of plastic waste going to … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging News Briefs

Reusable packaging news briefs Spain’s Sediasa Alimentación uses IFCO RPCs for meat warehouse automation As a company specialized in slicing and packaging meat for distribution, Spain’s Sediasa Alimentación has to adhere to strict cold chain requirements. By applying IFCO’s foldable meat RPCs, Sediasa Alimentación meets this … [Read more...]

Kaufland is relying on reusable packaging for fruit and vegetables throughout Europe

Reusables offer greater efficiency and sustainability, the leading retailer reports Kaufland continues to pursue its sustained commitment and relies on reusable trays in the fruit and vegetable sector instead of disposable cartons. Since 2003, the company's customers have been receiving fruit and vegetables in green reusable Euro EuroGrade … [Read more...]

Cartonplast Group Invests in Three Service Locations

Service provider responds to the increasing global demand for efficient and sustainable reusable transport packaging solutions Dietzenbach, Germany, 12 April 2019 – Cartonplast Group (CPL) is investing in three service centre locations: Dietzenbach (Headquarters), Germany - Essen, Germany - Figueira da Foz, Portugal. After three years of … [Read more...]

CHEP Austria Automates Service Center with Modern Technology

Sustainable and of the highest quality: investment in automation satisfies increased demand for pallets according to the circular economy model Vienna, April 8, 2019 - CHEP Austria is expanding its service center at Vienna as a business location using state-of-the-art technology. The market leader in pallet pooling invested in the … [Read more...]

The green future of packaging

This article was provided courtesy of FachPack 2019. Although bio-based plastics are an important component of a more sustainable economy, they still only constitute a small proportion of overall packaging volume. However, the signs of the times stand in their favour. Bioplastics are expected to make a significant contribution to reducing our … [Read more...]

IPP invests more than £2.5 million in new Leicestershire depot

Bardon Hill facility set to be the largest IPP depot its kind in Europe Europe’s leading pooler and manufacturer of wooden pallets has committed more than £2.5 million in a new automated pallet inspection and repair service centre in Leicestershire which will initially process more than three million reusable pool pallets each year. IPP … [Read more...]

LPR takes delivery of 1,200 branded UPALL® protected pallets

LPR has taken delivery of 1,200 UPALL® protected wooden pallets, as the company begins a ‘real world’ trial of the innovative new UPALL® pallet guard system, developed by James Jones & Sons (Pallets & Packaging) Ltd. Major European pallet pooler LPR has taken delivery of 1,200 UPALL® protected wooden pallets, as the company begins a … [Read more...]

CHEP UK Has Introduced Bluetooth Sensors to Quarter Pallets

  CHEP, the leading FMCG and retail end-to-end supply chain specialist, has introduced small Bluetooth sensors to its quarter pallets in the UK, which are used as promotional displays by manufacturers and retailers. It follows the success of the technology in Germany where manufacturers have experienced significant upturns in new customers … [Read more...]

FEFPEB Statement: Preparing for a “No Deal” Brexit

In the absence of an agreement by the end of March, the UK’s departure from the European Union will mean that ISPM-15 requirements will come into effect, immediately. FEFPEB, in a release from 22 February,  called for a one-year phase-in period in general, and a two-year phase-in for pallet pools. Wooden pallets and packaging move the world, … [Read more...]