It’s no secret that reusable packaging helps reduce carbon footprint. The key reason for this is that the single-time carbon footprint involved in making the package or the pallet is spread over the lifetime number of trips the package takes. The more trips that a reusable takes, the smaller and smaller the manufacturing impact becomes. If the reusable is used enough times, the footprint on a per-trip basis approaches the reverse logistics footprint required to retrieve and prep it for the next use.
No surprise, IPP states that its pallet rental model reduces the footprint compared to one-way pallet use by up to 80%, making them a valuable asset in increasing the sustainability of customer supply chains. IPP pallets are constructed from certified timber and are well-maintained to last for a long time.
IPP footprint calculator
To provide more insight into this footprint reduction, IPP recently created an online footprint calculator that estimates the potential savings in CO2 reduction, energy, and raw materials. To make the results more tangible, the data is translated into more concrete metrics such as the number of trees saved, vehicle kilometers driven and liters of diesel saved.
The online calculator can be found on the homepage IPP and the user only needs to enter the type and quantity of pallets used as well as the average transport distance, to see the footprint reduction of our pooling pallets versus one-way pallets.
Visit www.ipp-pooling.com to learn more or to try the calculator.