Lighter weight, transport savings, reduced emission sand superior hygiene are among the pallet’s features cited
ORLANDO, Fla. – July 31, 2009 – Intelligent Global Pooling Systems, operator of the world’s first all-plastic pallet rental service with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, announced today that its revolutionary pallet, manufactured for it exclusively by Schoeller Arca Systems, has been featured on the “Our Planet” television series, which documents ways businesses are positively affecting the environment.
“We are delighted that “Our Planet” has highlighted the unique and superior environmental benefits of iGPS’s all- plastic pallet,” said Bob Moore, CEO of iGPS. “Our revolutionary pallet is more environmentally responsible than wood pallets in so many ways. First, it is 30% lighter than the typical multi-use wood pallet, which translates into lower transport costs and less fuel for transport, reducing our dependence on foreign oil and associated pollution and green house gas emissions. Our pallet’s light weight and durable construction means it is also easier and safer for workers to handle. Unlike wood, iGPS’s pallet is non-porous so it cannot absorb harmful bacteria. Last, our pallets do not deplete our precious forest and they are 100% recyclable.”
Recently, an independent life cycle analysis examined for the first time the environmental impact of three types of pallets commonly used today (pooled multi-use wood; single-use wood; and iGPS’ pooled all-plastic pallet). The analysis found that—even with conservative assumptions—iGPS’ all-plastic pallet had significantly less environmental impact than the wood pallets tested. This analysis is available on iGPS’s web site: www.igps.net
To view the Planet TV video, click here.
About Our Planet
Our Planet airs during the day on a variety of well-known news networks throughout the country. Mr. Greg Gumbel narrates each new story and each show’s theme which is selected to educate viewers by providing new information that will impact their lives. Topics include a broad range of subjects from business to health to lifestyles, however, a large focus has been given to the latest in sustainable living, including alternative fuel sources and featured “green” company success stories.
About Schoeller Arca Systems
Southfield, Michigan-based Schoeller Arca Systems’ flagship product is used exclusively by iGPS, the country’s only pooler of plastic pallets. Schoeller Arca Systems is an industry leader in developing and providing revolutionary industrial packaging systems for the safe and efficient transport of products and components. The company custom designs packaging systems with the applicable logistics and customer needs in mind. For more information, please visit http://www.schoellerarcasystems.com or www.igps.net
iGPS is the world’s first company to provide manufacturers and retailers with an all-plastic pallet pool with embedded RFID-tags. iGPS’ state-of-the-art pallets are 30 percent lighter than wood, which saves on transport costs, are easier to handle and eliminate protruding nails and splinters that cause workplace injuries, damaged goods and damaged equipment. In addition, embedded RFID tags enable shippers and receivers to track and trace shipments in real time. Launched in March 2006, the company is led by pallet and supply chain veterans with decades of experience. iGPS (www.igps.net) is headquartered in Orlando, FL.