Pall-Ex, a leading palletised freight distribution network, is introducing a new environmentally-friendly service that will see thousands of tonnes of recyclable waste being removed from its customers.
The company has teamed up with waste and recycling specialists the green house to form Eco-Pall, a cost-effective Recycling Take-back service that will see Pall-Ex members collecting cardboard and plastic wrapping materials from customers.
Adrian Russell, Pall-Exs managing director, commented: From an environmental point of view, this system has a number of benefits and will go some way to reducing carbon footprints.
Collecting waste materials at the same time as delivering goods, means that the network is even more environmentally friendly and the customer does not need to pay a separate fee to have the waste removed by somebody else.
The scheme is being trialled by Pall-Ex Nottingham, Mini Clipper Limited, based in Leighton Buzzard, J Long & Sons Limited, based in Leeds and CJ Express Limited, based in Hull.
Network members taking part in the scheme will return recyclable waste to their depot, where it will be baled using specialist equipment supplied to them.
Adrian continued: By collecting packaging materials, members will be solving a number of issues for their customers and have a positive impact on their environmental policies something that should please customers and shareholders alike.
Another major benefit of the scheme is that the collection of waste by the network member will result in less dedicated waste collection lorries on the road.
Philip Mossop, development director from the green house, commented: Recyclable waste has a value and when enough material is collected, we will then send a trailer to collect it and sell it on. The members of the network benefit and so do their customers.
If the three-month trial is successful, the scheme will be implemented throughout the UK, with many of Pall-Exs 100 member companies taking part.