Goplasticpallets has said that UK exporters should now consider non-wood alternatives to pallets to avoid falling ‘victim’ to Brexit.
Last month the UK Timber Packaging and Pallet Confederation warned that the UK would not have enough wooden pallets that comply with ISPM15 heat treatment regulations, which come into effect on 1 January 2021 for all goods moving between the UK and the EU.
Jim Hardisty, managing director of Goplasticpallets.com, said: “Meeting demand is not an issue for us. As [a] plastic pallet supplier with sole distributor agreements with Europe’s major manufacturers, we hold the largest stock – more than 135 types of plastic pallets and pallet boxes, all available for next day delivery within the UK.
“Plus 96% of our plastic pallets are made from recycled plastic.”
He added: “With the impact of Covid-19, it’s not surprising that TIMCON’s heat treatment efforts have been hampered but now is the time for UK exporters to act to avoid falling victim to supply issues.”
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