Energy crops provide biomass for UK paperboard mill, support local farmers

  The ability of local farmers to sell biomass to Iggesund Paperboard’s paperboard mill at Workington will return over 1.5 million pounds annually to the local agricultural industry. The initiative has created a totally new source of income for close to 200 farms in Cumbria and Scotland. It was recently given the Rushlight Bioenergy Award. … [Read more...]

Seven Tips on Outsourcing Your Business

In his book The Four-Hour Work Week, author Tim Ferris brings the power of outsourcing and automation to the forefront. As a result, there are so many people who are learning how to run a business on automation. Consequently, they get to enjoy a four-hour work week. If you're a business owner that wants to automate more components of your business, … [Read more...]

Schoeller Allibert: The next generation of foldable crates, the future of any sustainable supply chain

Interview with Ludo Gielen from Schoeller Allibert about the trends, challenges, and solutions for returnable packaging. In Q4 last year, Schoeller Allibert appointed Ludo Gielen as CEO. Ludo had been with the company since 2004 as Chief Innovation Officer. Under his leadership, many new products have been introduced and Reusable Packaging … [Read more...]

4 Smart Steps to Improving Your Pallet Wrapping and Packaging Process

When you are in the business of manufacturing and pallet wrapping your products, it is good practice to review your procedures and methods regularly to ensure that your operation is as efficient as possible. If your warehouse and shipping facilities aren’t as efficient as they should be you there is a potential that your production line can suffer … [Read more...]

Pallet Statistics: Pallet Sizes Becoming More Standardized in the U.S. Market

This article has been updated with the most recent pallet industry statistics available. Also read: Economic Impact Study Shows Wood Packaging Industry Supports 173,000 Jobs in the United States New wooden pallet industry statistics have been made available, resulting from cooperative research projects involving NWPCA, Virginia Tech and USDA … [Read more...]

Government review of IPCC methodology report final draft starts on 28 January

GENEVA, Jan 25 – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will open the final draft of its new methodology report, the 2019 Refinement, to government review on 28 January, bringing the report one step closer to consideration for adoption by the IPCC in May. The 2019 Refinement, whose full name is 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC … [Read more...]

End Shrink Wrap Expense by Using Reusable Pallet Containment Systems: Wraps, Bands, Straps and Nets

Reusable pallet containment systems, including pallet wraps, bands, straps and nets, can eliminate the cost of shrink wrap and stretch wrap, reduce solid waste, and provide better product protection. If you feel dizzy from the rising cost of stretch wrap, or the awkward ergonomics of hand wrapping stretch film to a pallet load, you are not … [Read more...]

The Importance of IoT for Cold Chain

The promise of real-time cold chain visibility has long intrigued cold chain leaders. For practical purposes, however, that initial excitement seemed to atrophy into many years of ‘hurry up and wait.’ The promise of real-time cold chain visibility has long intrigued cold chain leaders. For practical purposes, however, that initial excitement … [Read more...]

How Global Trends Are Shaping the Urgency for Reusable Packaging Systems

Single-use packaging and a throwaway culture have led to waste crises at a global scale. Speaking at PACK EXPO 2018 International in Chicago, Tim Debus, CEO of the Reusable Packaging Association took a global perspective, exploring how macro trends are directing us towards a more systems-based approach to designing and managing packaging. Climate … [Read more...]

Will the New War on Disposable Plastic Be an Opportunity for Reusables?

This article was originally published in January 2018. The urgency for fresh solutions to the disposable plastic problems continues to underscore the potential for the increased usage of reusable packaging. The hounds are in pursuit. The Guardian is reporting that two hundred cross-party MPs in the UK “are calling on the heads of the major … [Read more...]