When you read or watch the news, you’ll frequently see stories about plastics. Overwhelmingly, this coverage is negative. For this reason, while CEOs and logistics managers may be impressed by the benefits plastic pallets offer their warehouses, distribution centers, and transportation operations, they may hesitate to switch to plastic shipping platforms because of concerns about their environmental impact. What matters most about plastics, though, is how they’re used–and reused.
The plastics that are causing so much concern today are overwhelmingly single-use plastic items that are never recycled and never properly disposed of. That doesn’t have to be the case with all plastics. The iGPS plastic pallet is a durable, reusable plastic shipping platform that can be used dozens of times, then reground into a “new” recycled plastic pallet at the end of its initial usable life. This reduces plastic landfill waste and keeps plastic pallets out of the environment. In fact, reusable, recyclable plastic pallets have several advantages that make them more sustainable and friendlier to the environment than their wood counterparts.