Viscount's Nallyenviropal pallets are made from around 70% plastic milk bottles and 30% stretch wrap
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As mentioned earlier in the week, we are going to take a slight detour in our discussion of sustainable consumer packaging solutions to discuss a unique alternative to traditional wooden pallets manufactured by Viscount Plastics .
Viscount Plastics is a packaging, supply chain and logistics solutions provider that specialises in rigid plastic containers, food packaging, plastic materials handling and industrial products.
While we have discussed plastic pallets on Ferret.com.au before, Viscount's Nallyenviropal pallet warrants extra attention. Viscount developed this innovative new pallet to offer the Australian market the most environmentally sustainable plastic pallet possible.
The pallet is light weight, strong and ergonomic in design, but most importantly, it is made from post-consumer waste.
Post-consumer waste is a waste type produced by the end consumer of a material stream. Typically, this is simply the garbage that routinely finds its way into landfills and, less ideally, into the wider environment.
Viscount's Nallyenviropal pallet is constructed using a post consumer mix that is approximately 70% HDPE (High Density Polyethylene) milk bottles and 30% LLDPE (Low Density Polyethylene) stretch wrap. An added benefit of this construction is that at the end of service life, the pallet can be reprocessed to become another Nallyenviropal pallet, hence all but eliminating end of life cycle waste.
The company notes that the pallet is widely accepted within existing supply chain infrastructure, and that it can also help with compliance in carbon trading schemes, a virtue that will undoubtedly become more pronounced as these are rolled out across the globe.