Goodbye plastic pallet wrap
Recognising the need to eliminate wasteful single-use plastic pallet wrap was also on the project list. Our team at sister business PPL worked with Reusa-Wraps to find a reusable pallet cover solution that is secured using velcro. These covers not only do a better job at keeping our goods contained and protected during shipping, we estimate they will save 203,520 metres of plastic from going to landfill each year.
Again through PPL, we have introduced reusable plastic coils, designed and produced in-house for all our coiled products. These are also collected with ease by APL Direct as the coil unscrews in its centre and stacks neatly like traffic cones. In the event they are damaged or broken they can be reground, reprocessed and remade or commercially recycled.
It’s a journey
Although we are making good progress, there’s plenty more to be done. We’re aiming for a packaging process that contributes nothing to landfill, with everything either reused, repurposed or recycled. Furthering our efforts to design out waste, we have recently completed a total waste audit across all our sites, plus the sites of two of our manufacturer partners – with more to come.