Respected Industry Publication Cites iGPS’ Commitment to Sustainability and Environmental Advantages of iGPS’ Lighter, 100% Recyclable Plastic Pallets
ORLANDO, Fla. – July 26, 2011 – Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company, LLC), operator of the world’s first pallet rental service to provide lightweight, 100 percent recyclable plastic pallets with embedded radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, has been named as one of the nation’s top 75 Green Supply Chain Partners. The award, given by Inbound Logisticsmagazine, recognizes “visionaries who every day demonstrate their commitment to sustainability.”
In citing iGPS for recognition, Inbound Logistics noted,
[iGPS’] plastic pallets are 35% lighter than typical multi-use wood pallets, and therefore require less fuel for transport. With less fuel consumption, plastic pallets reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
“We’re delighted to be recognized by Inbound Logistics for our commitment to sustainability,’ said Lewis Taffer, Chief Marketing Officer of iGPS. “iGPS customers know that, in addition to saving money, they are making measurable contributions to sustainability each and every day by reducing unnecessary deforestation, preserving fossil fuels and reducing pollution.”
Independent life cycle analysis has shown that iGPS pallets are dramatically better for the environment than wood pallets on every regularly measured dimension, including global warming potential, ozone layer depletion and eco-toxicity. In addition, iGPS is setting a new standard in pallet hygiene, as its pallets are easily cleaned, do not absorb fluids that can cross-contaminate food and never require treatment with toxic pesticides or fungicides. In fact, iGPS’ pallet is the world’s only rental pallet to receive Food Equipment Certification from NSF International, the foremost testing and certification authority with respect to food-related equipment
Switching from wood pallets to lighter-weight iGPS plastic pallets also yields game-changing operational savings. Studies performed by iGPS customers consistently show bottom-line savings of up to $2 per pallet load, thanks to lower transport costs, dramatically reduced production downtime, larger loads per pallet, reduced product damage and fewer rejected loads.
iGPS operates the world’s first pallet rental service providing shippers and receivers with lightweight, 100 percent recyclable all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags. Its highly engineered platform—the world’s most advanced shipping pallet—is rapidly replacing wood as the platform of choice among the world’s most innovative companies. Businesses that switch from wood pallets to iGPS realize game-changing savings—as much as $2 per unitized load—thanks to lower transport costs, reduced production downtime, reduced product damage and fewer rejected loads. The iGPS pallet is also a major advance in supply chain hygiene—a platform that is easily cleaned, will not absorb fluids that can lead to contamination and never requires treatment with toxic pesticides and fungicides. An independent life cycle analysis has documented that iGPS’ solution is dramatically better for the environment than both one-way and multiuse wood pallets. Launched in March 2006, the company has created nearly 2,000 new green jobs in the U.S. and is led by pallet and supply chain veterans with decades of experience. iGPS (www.igps.net) is headquartered in Orlando, FL and operates its state-of-the-art National Sales and Innovation Center in Northwest Arkansas.