Food for Life-IFCO Partnership Takes a Bite Out of Food Waste

Donated IFCO RPCs – ‘little agents of change’ -- generate an increase in rescued food donations, meals served, efficiency, sustainability for Ontario, Canada, communities Tampa, Florida, December 10, 2019:  Food for Life, a food rescue organization in Ontario, Canada, reported the number of food donations from food retailers has increased … [Read more...]

Over 40 Years Service and Technology Leadership for Japan Pallet Rental

Japan Pallet Rental. (This story first appeared in February 2017, with updates.) With a pool of over 8.5 million pallets, Japan Pallet Rental Corporation is the leading pallet rental provider in Japan. And while it was launched as wood pallet rental service back in 1971, it began introducing plastic pallets in 2000. Today, plastic pallets … [Read more...]

IFCO launches new website and information hub for supply chain experts

Munich, November 21, 2019: IFCO SYSTEMS, a global provider of reusable packaging pooling solutions for fresh foods, has launched a new company website. The new webpage was designed as a unique information hub for supply chain experts and decision makers. The goal of the newly designed website is to stimulate discussion that goes beyond daily supply … [Read more...]

Pallet & Pooling News Briefs: Palletcentrale Group takes over Hergé Pallets

Pallet and pooling news briefs Netherlands-based Palletcentrale Group BV has acquired Hergé Pallets, located in Oudkarspel, Netherlands. Hergé Pallets has been independently active for many years in the purchase and sale of used pallets. The company's activities are now housed at Palletcentrale Noord Holland. This part of the … [Read more...]

NLP’s Plastic Pallet Pool and Smart Retur Deliver for Norway’s Grocery Industry

Long-lasting, lightweight RFID-equipped plastic pallets have delivered a 40% cost reduction for the Norwegian grocery industry. Loss/retirement rate has been less than 0.02% per trip - less than 50,000 pallets out of 1.1 million since the introduction of plastic pallets in 2010. Collaboration with Smart Return retrieval and repair provider … [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...]

Reusable Packaging: The Moose Is Loose!

The Reusable Packaging Association held its first Nordic meeting in Oslo, including representatives from several Nordic providers. Besides elk, the Nordic nations are also on the watch for even more opportunities to make the most of reusable packaging. The RPA, since 1999 the leading global non-profit trade organization promoting the use of … [Read more...]

Arla switches to climate-smart return pallet

  In October, Arla Foods will begin the conversion of its entire production in Sweden to the Svenska Retursystem (SRS) reusable plastic half pallet. It is estimated that there are about 650,000 pallets per year in Arla's external flows and just as many in the internal flows.  “The climate issue is the biggest challenge of our time and we … [Read more...]

SiCar Farms Extends Use of IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) Through 2022

Packaging Partnership Delivers Better Quality, Increased Efficiency and Improved Sustainability   Tampa, Florida, USA, September 17, 2020: IFCO, the world’s leading operator of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), announced the company and SiCar Farms, a Mexico-based provider of acidic citrus, fresh fruit and greenhouse produce, have … [Read more...]

IPP customer Richard Hochfeld celebrates as fruitful partnership strikes gold

A pioneering partnership between a fruit supplier from Kent and a Sussex-based gin producer has received a huge tonic after scooping a prestigious international drinks award. HYKE Gin, by Foxhole Spirits of Haywards Heath, hit the headlines after winning a gold award at the recent 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition … [Read more...]