With Earth Day right around the corner, let's take a closer look at how pallets made from post-consumer material fit into the EPA's guidelines for making environmentally-conscious purchasing decisions. And, how things aren't always as they first appear.
If you're old enough to remember the 80s, you may recall that's when recycling became the next big thing. Here we are almost 40 years later, and although recycling continues to be an important part of the environmentally preferable hierarchy, we have learned a lot about what recycling can and cannot do.
If you read my last post, 6 Benefits of Using Plastic Pallets in Colors, you already know that black is the most popular color for plastic pallets.
In this post, we'll take a look at the top five popular plastic pallet colors, examples of how each color is used and why color costs more than black.
You've probably noticed most plastic pallets are black. Why? That's easy. They cost less to manufacture.
And, yes, that means blue plastic pallets cost more. So do plastic pallets made in red, green, yellow or any other color in the rainbow. (Find out why in my next post on the five most popular colors for plastic pallets.) For now, let's look at the many benefits of buying plastic pallets in a specific color and why it's sometimes worth it to spend more.
The market for used plastic pallets is strong and for good reason. Reusability.
Plastic pallets are generally engineered for durability. Even the ones manufactured for one-way shipping can often survive multiple trips. The staying power of plastic has increased circulation numbers and introduced an interesting opportunity.
Can we just say that 2018 will go down as a year that tested the patience of everyone and anyone shipping and receiving freight?
As the year winds down, we're finally starting to see the pressure ease. Lower freight rates and improved capacities top the list of improvements. But, before we get our hopes up in a volatile freight industry, let’s look back to when things started to unravel.
When I wrote my original post, 6 Freight Terms Everyone Should Know, I had no idea it would become so popular.
Since that time, a lot of interesting freight questions from all over the world have come my way. I guess I shouldn't have been too surprised. Shipping stuff seems easy enough, but sometimes it feels like you have to learn a secret new language just to get a freight bill paid. That's why I've decided to expand on my first freight terms post.
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