Nowadays, consumers are increasingly aware of the impact of the choices they made on the environment. Whether it is how they are using their desired products or the way those products are manufactured, stored, or processed, there is a sense of awareness.
To maintain a green environment, many consumers are choosing products that can be recycled or are manufactured by recycling used products. No wonder, pallet suppliers and those in the logistics business too are looking at ways to contribute to a greener environment.
In such a scenario, many are switching to plastic pallets for storing and transporting goods. So, it will be interesting to explore how these help in ensuring a greener supply chain.
Earlier wooden pallets were popular for shipping and storage of all types of goods because wood is a natural material and can be recycled. However, after the arrival of lightweight pallets manufactured out of plastic, it was found that plastic pallets are easier to recycle because of their low carbon footprint.
To manufacture wooden pallets, one has to cut trees, but for plastic pallets, there is no such need. Plastic is a man-made product that can be recycled again and again to manufacture pallets or any other useful consumer product. Some manufacturers ensure that a substantial amount of their manufactured pallets are made from 100% recycled plastic.