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Biennial recycling scheme statistics reinforce the longevity of plastic pallets

05 March 2021

Two years after launching its plastic pallet recycling scheme, Goplasticpallets.com has published statistics that reinforce the longevity of its recyclable plastic pallets. 



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Jim Hardisty, managing director of Goplasticpallets.com, said: “The fact that uptake of the recycling scheme has been fairly low to date is a clear sign of the durability and long lifespan of our plastic pallets and boxes. When customers buy our heavy-duty plastic pallets they are investing in a reliable product – one that will withstand the harshest working environments and last up to 10 times longer than a wooden pallet.
 
“Despite the tremendously challenging year we’ve all had, we’ve upheld our Responsibility Policy and not lost sight of our recycling goals. In November we widened our recycling scheme to take back and recycle any plastic pallets and boxes regardless of who supplied them – making it accessible to all pallet users. With this in mind we’ve set an ambitious recycling target for 2021 of more than 260 tonnes of plastic waste.
 
“We appreciate we have some way to go with increasing uptake to our scheme, but we’re proud of the progress we’ve made in just two years. Stopping expired plastic pallets and boxes going to landfill – or worse littering our countryside and oceans, is something we’re very passionate about. With our customers support we will continue to lead the way in this and driving further towards a circular economy.”
 
So, what has Goplasticpallets.com achieved in the last two years? In total the supplier has collected back and recycled more than 474 tonnes of plastic waste from customers’ used plastic pallets and boxes – 77 full truck loads. Each truck load sent to a recycling facility is returned to the UK with a full truck load of newly recycled plastic pallets and boxes – ready to support a new application.


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