Plastic pallets have many advantages. For one, they’re significantly lighter than wooden pallets, by up to 30 kilograms. This means that your company will save on shipping when you consider the reduced weight, even though the initial cost is higher than that of a wooden pallet.
Plastic pallets are an investment for the future when a longer life span is considered. Wooden pallets cost the operator around $10 a week to hire, compared to eco pallets costing around $0.06. Additionally, the eco pallets are biodegradable and can be repurposed for storage, further prolonging their life.
In a closed-loop distribution scenario, Eco (plastic) Pallets can last up to 10 years, depending on the operator’s needs and usage. As you are in control of when you retire your pallet, and how you recycle or repurpose it. You won’t have to pay for broken pallets such as the case when hiring and using wooden pallets.
For more, read why plastic pallets are safer than wooden pallets.