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Advantages of Plastic Pallets for Transportation and Storage

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Advantages of Plastic Pallets for Transportation and Storage

Sustainability has become a pressing concern for businesses across various industries. As companies strive to reduce their environmental impact, the adoption of eco-friendly practices has gained significant traction. One such solution that aligns with the principles of the circular economy is the use of plastic pallets for transportation and storage. The versatile and reusable products from Utz offer numerous advantages that contribute to a more sustainable and efficient supply chain.

Reusability: reducing waste and cost savings

One of the primary advantages of using plastic pallets is their reusability. Heavy duty plastic pallets from Utz can be reused hundreds of times. By doing so, you can reduce waste and save costs significantly. Through returning the products to us and our recycling, we can close the material cycle and our clients can efficiently manage the movement of goods and pallets throughout the supply chain, optimizing their logistics operations.

High quality plastic pallets from Utz have a longer lifespan than their wooden counterparts. They are engineered to be robust, ensuring they can handle the demands of various industries and protect the integrity of the products they carry.

Recyclability: a sustainable solution

To meet customers’ expectations in the long term and provide a sustainable solution we manufacture pallets using recycled material of strictly defined and constantly monitored technical specification. We call it UIC® (Utz Industrial Compound).

In addition to the customer’s end-of-life returns we also use post-industrial waste (PIR) from trusted external sources which guarantee the quality of the products they provide. Regardless of the material used we assure the highest quality of the products we offer.

At the end of their useful life, Utz pallets can be recycled and ground down in our own facilities. This material is used to produce new pallets or plastic containers. Embracing the circular economy principle, this closed-loop process reduces the demand for virgin plastic, minimizes energy consumption, and lessens CO2 emissions.

Ease of washing: ensuring hygiene and safety

Transportation and storage of goods often expose pallets to various contaminants, such as dirt, chemicals, and food residues. Plastic pallets from Utz are non-porous and ensure a high level of cleanliness and safety for the goods they transport. They are easy to clean, solving the hygiene and safety concerns, as well as potential cross-contamination. This characteristic makes plastic pallets an ideal choice for industries where hygiene is of utmost importance, such as pharmaceuticals, food and automotive.

Consistent tare weight: easier logistics planning

Utz pallets do not absorb water and moisture during transportation or storage and have a constant tare weight. This improves shipping costs and intralogistics planning, as well as potentially affecting the stability of the goods being transported. It also ensures predictability and simplifies load planning, providing a reliable and efficient solution for our clients to streamline their supply chain operations while embracing sustainable practices.


Our clients are increasingly looking for ways to minimize their environmental footprint while maintaining operational efficiency. The use of plastic pallets for transportation and storage made by Utz offers them a compelling solution that aligns perfectly with the principles of the circular economy.

The returnability of plastic pallets minimizes waste and reduces costs, while their recyclability ensures that they can be repurposed into new products, closing the loop and reducing the demand for new plastic production. Additionally, their ease of washing guarantees hygiene and safety for the goods they handle.

By adopting plastic pallets, our clients not only enhance their operational efficiency but also make significant contributions to a more sustainable and eco-friendly supply chain. Embracing these advantages will not only benefit individual businesses but also create a positive ripple effect on the environment and society as a whole.

Together with stackable containers and accessories we provide a sustainable transport solution which guarantees safe delivery of goods.