The UK's 1st Carbon Neutral Plastic Pallet Supplier
We’ve taken the next step on our journey to Net Zero by confirming our Verified Carbon Neutral status.
We are known and trusted for our sustainable solutions in the product handling industry, now, we have taken the next step. Working with Auditel we have been able to identify, demonstrate and strategically execute on our commitment to Sustainability and Net Zero.
We are targeting Net Zero by 2045
Our first step was to achieve ISO14001 which we did in 2015
Verified Carbon Neutral (PAS2060) was the next step, achieved in February 2023
Working with a carbon neutral supplier means you can be assured that sustainability is at the core of the business. Having provided product handling solutions for over 20 years to the UK industry we have gained the trust of thousands of businesses. Our range includes Plastic Pallets, Pallet Boxes, Pallet Collars, Storage Containers and a range of Load Securing options. We also offer a full warehouse and picking solution available for those companies with a larger project to tackle and we can also support with product customisation including in-house logo printing, custom product colours and RFID solutions. Providing these goods and services in a sustainable manner means hours of research and planning to ensure products are sourced from manufacturers with the same core values as ourselves at Exporta.
We are delighted to have our operations verified Carbon Neutral which is beneficial for our company, staff, and customers.
Creating a circular economy within our range.
100% of our plastic pallets can be recycled after use and 98% of them are made from recycled material.
Single use plastic is a very hot topic, and now more than ever it is vital for companies around the UK and the world to behave in a more sustainable manner. Reducing plastic waste is key, and by choosing to use a recycled plastic pallet, you are directly contributing to the reduction of plastic waste.
So how does this work?
Plastic pallets are not single use. They are made from recycled material, and when they come to the end of their use, they can be recycled. They are turned in to plastic granules and then ultimately into fresh new plastic pallets.
The fact is, that despite some claims, plastic is not actually always a bad thing for the environment. In fact, it can even be more beneficial than natural products from sustainable sources. It is how we use it and what we what we do with it after we have used it, that makes the difference.
Can Plastic Pallets be greener than Wooden Pallets?
Polypropylene is the most easily and efficiently recyclable of all plastics, with polypropylene products able to contain a higher percentage of recycled plastic. Polypropylene can also be recycled over and over again, whereas some plastics are limited.
98% of Exporta’s Plastic Pallets are made from recycled plastic and 100% of them can be recycled again at the end of their useful life.
Compare this with wood. Yes, timber is a natural product from sustainably managed softwood forests, but its usable life is shorter than that of polypropylene. Timber pallets crack and splinter, the joints loosen, the wood develops mould and rots. When they become irreparable, the only further use of them on a commercial scale is to be broken down for biofuel, and that can happen only once.
Pallet Recycling Buy-Back
Get credit to spend with Exporta when you recycle your Plastic Pallets with us.
Launching in October, Exporta now offer a unique Plastic Pallet Buy-Back recycling scheme. To try and further the amount of plastic pallets being recycled we felt we needed to go further in making it appealing for users to recycle plastic pallets at the end of their use. Whether you bought your plastic pallets from Exporta or not, you can now have them recycled with Exporta and in return receive credit on your next Exporta purchase. You can read more about the initiative on the Exporta website where you can also fill out a recycling quote form.
Your old plastic pallets will be taken to Exporta’s recycling partners. They will then be turned in to plastic granules, ready to be used to create more plastic pallets. In a world that’s increasingly turning to returnable packaging, you can keep the cycle going even after the plastic pallet has been used. Recycling your plastic pallets also ensures they won’t be discarded in landfill where they could have a harmful effect on the environment.
Eco Grading System
Understand your Plastic Pallets environmental impact.
To make it easier for our customers to understand the level of environmental impact made by the plastic pallets they use, we have introduced an eco-grading system.
Exporta Eco pallets are made from new plastic but can be recycled at the end of their useful life
Exporta Eco Plus pallets are made with recycled plastic, and can be recycled at the end of their life
Exporta Eco Max pallets offer the ultimate choice in eco-friendly plastic pallets.
Made from recycled plastic, they can be repaired to extend their useful life and then recycled.
We’ve introduced this grading system on our website and in our new brochure to make it easier than ever for our customers to quickly identify the environmental grading of our pallet range.