Supply and demand for used plastic pallets is already, by nature, organized chaos. Add in the recent global pandemic and the market is being thrown one curve ball after another.
First, inventory was scooped up by early panic buying. Then, trade restrictions forced import and export activity to plunge. As world economies responded to change, some industries came to a screeching halt while others ramped up to around-the-clock manufacturing. These unprecedented disruptions strained certain segments of the used pallet market.
Early in my career, I was introduced to the CEO of the company that had just hired me to help make plastic pallets. "Mr. Leo" as he was affectionately called, shook my hand and welcomed me to the team. To help me get my head around what I had just gotten myself into, Mr. Leo said, "Our pallets cost a lot of money. But remember. They are the cheapest product out there!"
Trying to decide which type or grade of plastic your pallet should be made of? With a variety to choose from, choices can be overwhelming. I hope this post helps you to make the best decision.
Are you looking for plastic pallets for sale but don't know where to start?
You're not alone. There are hundreds of plastic pallet designs available. Overwhelming, right? Well, we're just getting started. To add to the confusion, many plastic pallets look nearly identical. Costs can vary considerably too. But, don't give up just yet. Answer a few questions and you'll quickly narrow down your choices. Ready? Get started below.
These two plastic pallets may look similar, but they perform differently.
It has been a tough but successful year and you have decided to take the wife and kids to Disneyland. Yes, the original one in California. You're packing the kids into the hotel and you see this big sign next to the door that says something about the premises containing chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects.
WHAT???? Gloria! Grab the kids! We are outta here!
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.
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