Most states prohibit plastic pallets in landfills. What are you going to do with yours?
Plastic pallets have become very popular over the past ten years. They are being used in just about every industry including Pharmaceutical, Medical, Electronic, Chemical, Rubber, Food and Food Additives just to name a few.
Rules and regulations affiliated with ISPM-15 guidelines, plus the growing number of “clean” or “paperless” production facilities have made plastic a smart choice. In fact, the industrial packaging industry has seen the “one-way” or “export” pallet market grow exponentially from year to year making plastic one of the fastest growing sectors in the pallet industry.
With plastic pallet prices as low as $9-$10, who can blame companies for choosing to use a clean, lightweight, nestable alternative to the traditional wood pallet?
So now that all these plastic pallets are coming into your plant, how can you get rid of them?
If you are like most companies, your pallets are stacked in corners or stored in empty trailers until someone figures out how to get rid of them. Unlike wood pallets, you cannot burn them or grind them into mulch. Getting rid of them starts to become a big challenge. What do you do?
Here are my top 3 ways to get rid of used plastic pallets:
Getting rid of your used plastic pallets does not have to be a daunting task. On the contrary, you can help your bottom line by reusing them in-house, reselling them as used pallets, or selling them for plastic scrap.
Not sure what to do with those unsightly stacks of plastic pallets? Call us at the Nelson Company and let us give you some ideas.
Post by Mike Cunneen, Director of Sales & Marketing
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