The Pallet LOOP is celebrating after winning a top Sustainability Award from the UK-based Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). The Pallet LOOP beat off stiff competition from long-established industry players to win the BMF’s 2022 Sustainability Award at the BMF Annual Members Conference and Awards. The Pallet LOOP is a circular economy, pallet reuse program that is on a mission to eliminate avoidable pallet waste in the UK construction sector.
The 2022 BMF Sustainability Award was presented to The Pallet LOOP on Thursday 15 September, at the black-tie event at St George’s Park, Burton on Trent, by John Newcomb, Chief Executive of the BMF, and James Mitchell, Managing Director of Kerridge Commercial Systems. Paul Lewis, Founder of The Pallet LOOP, received the award, supported by colleagues Nathan Wride and Deb Dillon Foster.
BMF Sustainability Award: members have a vital role to play
“Sustainability is a core element of the work of the BMF and its members, so this is a hugely significant win for The Pallet LOOP,” said John Newcomb in presenting the award. “As manufacturers and merchants, BMF members are in the vanguard of the supply chain and have a vital role to play in championing and delivering the changes necessary for success in the move to zero carbon. We appreciate the work The Pallet LOOP is doing in supporting our industry’s transformation.”
“The theme of this year’s BMF Conference Awards was Aspire, Innovate and Thrive,” reflected Paul Lewis in his acceptance comments. “These three words neatly sum up our business and everything we are trying to achieve. At The Pallet LOOP, we aspire to change how building materials are delivered throughout the UK. We’re doing that with an innovative circular economy model, that will enable all businesses – throughout the construction industry – to thrive, while also doing the right thing for the planet. Thank you to John and the team at BMF for this award, and for their ongoing support. To be recognised by the BMF as a business that will drive fundamental, positive change in the sector – at this stage in our development – is absolutely amazing.”
The Pallet LOOP is the construction industry’s first-ever circular economy, carbon net zero, pallet reuse scheme. On a mission to transform the way building materials are distributed across Great Britain and Ireland, the business has designed a range of distinctive green, 100% FSC pallets that have been engineered to last, and can be used again and again.
Ahead of its pallets being rolled out in early 2023, The Pallet LOOP has organized a series of working groups with BMF members. Attended by key players from different vertical sectors across the construction industry, these meetings have given participants a chance to discuss how The Pallet LOOP works and the collective benefits it will bring to businesses and the construction sector as a whole.
The Pallet LOOP was also a runner-up in the BMF Service Member Engagement Award.
About The Pallet LOOP
The Pallet LOOP is a transformational, circular economy, pallet reuse scheme that is on a mission to eliminate avoidable pallet waste in the UK construction sector. Founded by some of the biggest names in the UK pallet industry, The Pallet LOOP provides construction companies with a greener, safer, leaner way of transporting building materials. Shifting the sector away from the current pallet practice of ‘deliver, distribute and discard’ to the principles of ‘recover, repair, reuse’,
The Pallet LOOP incentivizes pallet returns via a cost-effective, easy-to-administer system. Offering a 72-hour turnaround on the collection of its distinctive green LOOP pallets, via a network of more than 40 collection hubs nationwide, The Pallet LOOP is committed to helping the UK construction industry cut its consumption of timber, improve its sustainability credentials, and increase its contribution to the nation’s zero waste and zero carbon ambitions. \