recycles 124 tonnes of plastic in 6 months – The Responsible Plastic Pallet Company – has recorded staggering recycling figures for the first half of 2019. Since making its Recycling pledge in February this year, promising to recover and recycle all of the plastic pallets and boxes it supplies to customers, the company has recycled some 124 tonnes of plastic waste.

Plastic granules coming out of recycling machine.

This plastic waste includes used or unwanted plastic pallets, pallet boxes and smaller containers and trays, which are recovered by and taken to its partner’s recycling factory in Belgium. Here the products are washed together with domestic plastic waste, then ground into granules and reused to make the next wave of high quality long life plastic pallets and boxes.

Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of, said: “I couldn’t be happier with the response we’ve had from customers following the launch of our recycling pledge. The 124 tonnes of plastic we have recycled to date is enough to produce over 7,500 new medium duty pallets; pallets that have a working life of up to 10 times longer than a wooden pallet. The support we’ve received from customers has been quite overwhelming and we hope to get even more customers on board with our Recycling pledge in the second half of 2019.”

From humble beginnings in 2001 with a team of just five, has successfully grown to become the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic pallets and boxes, today employing 26 members of staff (plus three in senior management), who between them boast a total of 160 years’ service to the company.

It’s a great example of a company that avidly invests in its people, which in the past 18 years has proven to greatly benefit both the business and its staff.

Jim said: “The whole team has really got behind our Recycling pledge, which has been very satisfying to see. Ultimately our mission is to help our customers create more sustainable supply chains by providing long lasting, reusable plastic pallets and boxes and ensuring they are responsibly recycled at the end of their use.

“We ensure we do this by issuing each customer who places an order with us Our Recycling Commitment certificate, which states our recycling guarantee.”

Comments (1)

  1. Marks Pallets:
    Aug 15, 2019 at 01:57 PM

    Absolutely superb effort. The numbers are staggering.

    We are a Sydney based pallet supply company, and the adoption of plastic pallets in Australia has been slower than other places in the world.

    If you don't mind we've posted this article up on our website to share with our client base.

    Marks Pallets -

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