Inka Pallet, manufacturer of pallets and containers, has developed a sustainable solution for the point of sale thanks to the strategic advice of the Packaging Cluster, the experience in ecodesign and sustainable management of Oiko Design Office and the financing of the Waste Agency of Catalonia.
Eco Plastic Pallet is a recycled mixed pallet created from material recovered from light post-consumer packaging.
The solution is called Eco Plastic Pallet and it is a mixed recycled pallet and cardboard box aimed at the agri-food sector and large distribution. It is manufactured from eco-design parameters and with material recovered from light post-consumer packaging, which mostly ended up in the landfill.
All the components have their function: the recycled plastic pallet protects the product from possible incorrect manipulations, the cardboard box designed with recyclable material allows good protection during all transport operations and, finally, the cardboard tubes reinforce the vertical storage with a fast and secure fixation
“The solution fulfills a double function: on the one hand, it is used as packaging to send goods and, on the other, as an exhibitor at the point of sale, favoring the reduction of secondary packaging for the presentation of bulk products,” explains Miquel Fontbona, president and founder of Inka Pallet.
Solutions such as Eco Plastic Pallet are in line with the logistics that is being built for the coming years, where materials should be recycled and recyclable, reducing the weight of transport, promoting reuse and functionality.
In short, the launch of the product responds to a double objective: to identify new applications for recycled materials – giving rise to new projects – and to promote sustainable logistics, reducing CO2 emissions thanks to the design of lighter pallets.
“Pallets are one of the most used tertiary containers in the goods distribution process, so this solution is a big step for the sector. We are convinced that the circular economy is an obligation, because waste is part of the natural movement of the product transport and sale cycles and it is essential to give it a second life,” stresses Martina Font, president of the Packaging Cluster.