Reducing the emission of CO2 and making the European fresh supply chain more sustainable, that is our goal. And that is precisely what we achieve with our reusable trays. These can last for 10 years, are fully recyclable and are therefore much more durable than single-use wood or cardboard packaging. In addition, our innovative logistics solutions also contribute to CO2 reduction and sustainability in the fresh supply chain and in your company.
Again and again research has shown that our crates are the most sustainable solution for the fresh supply chain. The University of Stuttgart concluded this in the study 'Reusable plastic crates more durable than single-use wood or cardboard', on the instructions of the German organisation Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg (SIM). Users of our packaging can simply reduce their CO2 footprint by using our crates. Would you like to find out how much you can save? You can calculate this yourself with the CO2 calculator, which SIM developed.
Did you know that reusable packaging ensures far less product damage in the fresh supply chain than cardboard does? Research initiated by the German organisation Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg proves this. In the case of single-use packaging approximately 4% of this is damaged on the way to the consumer. With reusable packaging that figure is only 0.1%. Read about this in the study ‘Determination of spoilage levels of fresh fruit and vegetables according to the type of packaging’.
Our packaging is made of High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE). This strong plastic and the unique patented design ensures that the containers last for at least ten years. It's good to know that all packaging from Euro Pool System is 100% recyclable.
Aside from the packaging itself our innovative logistics solutions also make the fresh supply chain more sustainable. By simplifying and automating processes we can reduce costs in the entire fresh supply chain. That provides benefit such as better utilisation of the vehicle fleet, higher productivity and CO2 reduction.
Combined heat and power, software to monitor energy usage, reuse of heat with a heat exchanger, filtering of washings, environmentally friendlier detergents, LED lighting; these are a few examples of the way in which the washing facilities in the service centres make more efficient use of energy, water and detergents.