has been named a finalist in the NSW Government’s 13th Green Globe Awards to be announced on 3 September 2012.
The Green Globe is the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s sustainability award, which recognises environmental excellence, leadership and innovation. CHEP has been named a finalist in the Environmental Innovation category for the development of its beverage tray equipment pool for the FMCG sector.
The Environmental Innovation award recognises new technology, design or research that results in significant resource savings, new approaches in sustainable practice or innovative change in environmental management.
CHEP’s innovative beverage trays eliminate around 1,250 tonnes of one-way cardboard packaging waste each year from the beverage supply chain.
Business Development Manager Frank Vittoria explains that the pool of reusable multipurpose beverage trays was the result of a collaborative project led by CHEP to ‘imagine a more innovative beverage supply chain’ with reduced environmental impact. CHEP’s beverage trays will hold either 1.25-litre carbonated soft drink bottles or 2-litre juice bottles.
He adds that the reusable beverage trays are also a ‘one-touch’ packaging solution, which combines storage, transportation and in-store display applications. Key benefits also include a lightweight, stackable tray design as well as reduced transport fuel use and associated greenhouse gas emissions.
CHEP is the global leader in container and pooling services operating out of more than 50 countries with 7700 employees. CHEP offers managed, returnable and reusable packaging solutions including pallets and containers for use throughout the supply chain by manufacturers, distributors and retailers.