Giving Back to Build Better Communities

  During 2014, CHEP Australia staff gave more than 900 hours volunteering for charities and not-for-profit organisations in their local communities. CHEP Australia is part of the Brambles Group, which has an employee volunteering policy that offers employees three days of paid leave per year to volunteer with community-based … [Read more...]

Successful First Step: Common European Pallet Pool Agreement Reached Between EPAL and UIC

  EPAL, the European Pallet Association, is concluding a successful 2014 with another positive announcement. The railways association UIC and EPAL have now formally signed a letter of acceptance about common mutual exchangeability in the European Pallet Pool. Simultaneously EPAL presented to the UIC that it would provide overall … [Read more...]

New Transport Dolly for Reusables

Goplasticboxes.com has introduced a bright new transport dolly to its growing array of box accessories. The transport dolly is designed to promote safe and easy movement of stacked crates. Goplasticboxes.com says the transport dollies are lightweight, hygienic and suitable for use in cold stores, clean rooms and all types of retail … [Read more...]

Australian Supply Chain Looks for Nationally Consistent Pallet Process

A new best-practice Guideline on Pooled Equipment Management (pallets) has been released by the Australian Logistics Council with hopes of  underpinning greater efficiency in theAustralian supply chain. Some critics, however, feel that it misses the mark. “The Australian logistics industry is heavily reliant on Pooling Equipment and the new ALC … [Read more...]

CHEP Poland Recognizes Clients for Sustainable Development

To promote the importance of sustainable solutions in business, CHEP Poland for the first time hosted a ceremony, “EKO PARTNER CHEP 2014'' on June 11, 2014 in Warsaw, inviting its key strategic clients. The event was an opportunity for CHEP Poland to share and celebrate with its clients an important sustainability award that the company won in a … [Read more...]

Corporate Social Responsibility: LPR Publishes White Book

To celebrate the recent World Environment Day, the European pallet-pooling specialist, LPR–La Palette Rouge, released a corporate social responsibility white book. The aim is to provide all its partners and stakeholders with a better understanding of the fundamental values underpinning the company’s actions and decisions. In 2010, LPR-La Palette … [Read more...]

Wood Pallets Procurement Market Report Now Available

Wooden pallet prices have shown small and steady growth during the post-recession recovery period following the resumption of greater manufacturing activity; prices increases have been partly due to lumber price increases. To help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report … [Read more...]

Buckhorn® Introduces Intrepid™ 48” x 40” Bulk Box

Designed to transport and store food, liquids and powders Buckhorn Inc., a leading provider of reusable plastic packaging and material handling systems, has launched its new Intrepid 48” x 40” specialty bulk box at the 2014 MODEX Show. Intrepid is the perfect addition to Buckhorn’s extensive offering for the food and distribution markets. It … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging News, March 13, 2014

Click here to read the March 13, 2014 edition of the Reuable Packaging News. … [Read more...]

30 Million EPAL Pallets Produced Since August

The European Pallet Association e. V. (EPAL) has recorded production of the 30-millionth Euro pallet with the EPAL logo on four corner blocks. The pallets produced throughout Europe exclusively under the EPAL licence have been coming off the line since the 1st August 2013. Robert Holliger, president of EPAL, presented these results on Saturday 1st … [Read more...]