PALLITE®’s COVID-19 Statement

PALLITE®’s COVID-19 Statement

We at PALLITE® want to reassure our loyal customers and stakeholders that we are doing our utmost to operate our business at full capacity, whilst keeping the health and safety of our workforce at the centre of everything we do.

In line with government guidelines we have made the following changes:

Increased hygiene measures on site

Restricted all internal and external visitors to site

Increased use of virtual meetings with our workforce, customers and suppliers

Ensured our workforce understand and follow the NHS guidelines for self-isolation

Worked with our raw material suppliers & hauliers to minimise risk of disruption

Increased social distancing in place at factory. Two-person jobs now single-person, only irrespective of any reduction in output

We are actively monitoring the situation and published guidance from the NHS, WHO and the government.

Our sales team remain available and willing to support our customers and their supply chains through these uncertain times.

We are currently operating ‘business as usual’ and are capable of shipping high volumes of standard products such as pallets and layer boards at short notice if needed.

CONTINUE TO SITE

PALLITE®, an award-winning international designer and manufacturer of paper honeycomb board products from Northamptonshire, UK, has launched their new range of eco-friendly packaging – EcoLITE by PALLITE®. This new paper honeycomb based packaging helps businesses reduce their carbon footprint and eliminate single-use plastic. Made from 100% recycled materials and domestically recyclable after use, EcoLITE by PALLITE® offers a strong, lightweight, and cost-effective alternative to polystyrene (EPS) and foam packaging.

It’s estimated that 72% of plastic and polystyrene packaging is either sent to landfill after use or illegally dumped or littered each year. In addition, leading research suggests a staggering eight million tonnes of plastics leak into the ocean each year – the equivalent of dumping the contents of a lorryload of household waste into the water every minute. Many of these plastics do not biodegrade quickly and can take thousands of years to break down, harming wildlife and ecosystems in the process.

EcoLITE is just one of the solutions PALLITE® can offer customers who are unsure how to respond to sustainability-based legislation that will come into force over the coming months and years. More than 60 countries worldwide have introduced bans or levies to curb single-use plastic waste. In April 2022, the UK Government will introduce a tax on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content. It also plans to extend producer responsibility for disposal to ensure all plastic packaging is recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. In addition, businesses within the EU will need to abide by the Single Use Plastic Directive when it comes into force in 2021.

Matthew Marks, Sustainability Manager at PALLITE®, commented, “Two-thirds of consumers cite environmentally-friendly, recyclable packaging as important to them. Studies show 3 in 4 people are willing to pay more for sustainable packaging – nearly a quarter of these are willing to pay 10% or[IH1]  more. Businesses can no longer pay lip service to the environment; now, more than ever, we are being held to account by our customers for the effect our actions have on the world around us.”

PALLITE® have a talented in-house design team who can quickly and effectively create bespoke solutions to fit even the most oddly shaped products and boast quick lead times. As a result, EcoLITE has seen rapid growth in industries such as high-value and fragile goods, automotive and aerospace components, industrial parts and engineering, and electrical.

Available in a range of thicknesses, EcoLITE by PALLITE® can also be supplied as sets of pre-cut liners to suit standard size corrugate boxes, offering the ideal eco-shipper for fragile goods sold via e-commerce.

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