Have you ever wondered what kind of plastic is used in recycled plastic pallets?
Approximately 90% of the pallets manufactured today are made with recycled plastics. The blends are all different. Most are HDPE, while others use post-industrial scrap which may include rubber, polypropylene and even silicates. Ground up car bumpers are used in one of our pallet lines. While another line uses fiberglass in the manufacturing process.
When you think of a plastic pallet do you think about milk jugs and laundry detergent bottles?
Probably not… However several years ago, I toured a plastic pallet manufacturer in Canada and this company had truckloads of plastic bottles and containers that they used to create recycled plastic pallets. The process was very interesting:
The whole line was so efficient. Plastic pallets are just one example of what can be made by recycled plastic. Imagine what our landfills would look like if we didn't recycle!
Thanks to recycling, we can offer a diverse line of quality plastic pallets for every application. Recycling is just one way we help businesses shrink environmental impact when using pallets.
Does your company benefit from recycling? If so, please leave us a message below and tell us how.
Post by: Penny Peirce, Sales Representative
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