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ELM/Isover partner for pallet recovery scheme

Published:  29 September, 2010

SWADLINCOTE: European Logistics Management (ELM), a member of the Scott Group, has teamed up with insulation manufacturer Isover to launch a pallet recovery service.

Designed to reduce packaging waste by encouraging the re-use of wooden pallets, it will also help the companies' customers improve their sustainability credentials.

Under the terms of the scheme, ELM will collect the pallets from merchants, distributors and contractors at no cost to their businesses and return them to Isover for re-use.

Michael Noble, managing director at ELM, said: "With immediate effect all pallets used in the delivery of Isover insulation will be marked with the Isover name to aid identification in the market. This initiative is absolutely in line with the industry's objective of reducing packaging waste and promoting the re-use of transit packaging."

Stacey Davis, marketing director for Isover commented: "The pallet repatriation scheme was launched to give our customers the opportunity to dispose of their pallets at no cost to them and in an environmentally sound way.

"There are approximately 90 million pallets currently in use throughout the UK, with thousands ending up in landfill sites every week.

"Isover recognised the need to provide a service for people to prevent contributing to pallet waste on this scale and we are aiming to collect 40% of our pallets in the first year of offering the scheme."

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