The future of plastic recycling: an interview with Surendra Borad Patawari

19th International Electronics Recycling Congress IERC 2020 The new year still seems to be a long way off, but as we know, time flies. It's only another ten weeks until the 19th International Electronics Recycling Congress 2020 takes place from January 21 to 24, 2020! The conference will again be held in Salzburg. An extensive congress … [Read more...]

Corrugated Packaging Industry Promotion Program Gets a New Look

“Boxes. The Most Extraordinary Ordinary Thing in the World.”     ITASCA, IL  – The corrugated packaging industry recently unveiled a new look and feel for its promotion program, updated to reflect evolving market trends like e-commerce, printing technology advancements, and shifting dynamics in recycling and sustainability. The … [Read more...]

Understanding the GMA and recycled pallet grades

Tyson Steffens explains the basics of the GMA 48x40-inch recycled pallet Few things are more confusing to the novice than the recycled pallet market. There are a number of choices when it comes to the sort parameters of a GMA and virtually limitless options when it comes to remanufactured and combo pallets. On top of that, the nomenclature can … [Read more...]

Ideas for Getting Rid of Unwanted Pallets and Crating

Looking for wood packaging and pallet removal best practices? You can eliminate scrap pallets or crating material quickly, and perhaps sell those unwanted pallets, with a little planning. The accumulation of scrap wood pallets, dunnage and wooden crating is a problem for many facilities. In a perfect world, you would be able to reuse the … [Read more...]

Leap Toward Sustainability: Eco-Friendly Design Marks Crucial Step for Container Centralen Customer

Sustainability is a ‘hot topic’ which is also on the consumer agenda. Customers are more and more demanding, while product pricing is are coming under increasing pressure. It’s a tricky combination but that didn’t stop Celieplant/Bouquetnet taking a leap towards the future a few years ago. They opted for a brand new sustainable wholesale plant … [Read more...]

Free Pallets – Ten Places Where to Find Free or Low Cost Pallets

    Editor's note: Do you have pallets you need to be removed? People looking for pallets have posted their contact information in the comment section below. Wondering where to find free or low-cost pallets? I often receive inquiries about where to find such pallets to start a home craft project, or more steady sources of … [Read more...]

What To Consider When Renting A Flatbed Trailer

When you need to buy a flatbed trailer for your business, you must choose the appropriate trailer for your daily routes. Flatbed trailers are designed in several styles, and each trailer that you use should provide you with options that keep your drivers safe. The tips below make it easier for you to choose the trailer that will make your company … [Read more...]

Smithers’ ranks top 20 sustainable technologies driving future growth for foodservice packaging

Single-use foodservice packaging is increasingly having its future defined by the sustainability agenda. This is creating new opportunities for innovative materials and foodservice formats that can match the performance of existing pack designs with a lower carbon footprint, according to Smithers. Smithers latest market report ‘Sustainable … [Read more...]

Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc. Opens Manufacturing Facility in China

Economic conditions do not deter trans-Pacific pursuit  of delivering the pollution abatement technology China requires to meet its environmental goals Long Beach, CA, October 23, 2019 - Ship & Shore Environmental, Inc., a multinational environmental pollution abatement and energy solutions firm, announced that it has opened a new … [Read more...]

Plastics producers in danger of becoming household names for all the wrong reasons

By John Richardson, Senior Consultant Asia, ICIS THE PLASTICS or polymers industry was for many years a hidden industry. For most of its history, nobody has known much about the plastics business because it is sandwiched between oil and gas and a huge variety of finished goods. The meat cannot be seen because of the high visibility of the bread … [Read more...]