All Posts

News

Reusable plastic crates generate 88% less CO2 emissions and consume 57% less energy than single-use cardboard boxes in the distribution of fruit and vegetables in Spain

The environmental impact study based on the Life Cycle Analysis carried out by the UNESCO Chair of ESCI-UPF and published in the scientific journal Resources, Conservation and Recycling revealed the advantages of this system. • The life cycle analysis of the boxes will allow further improvement of their environmental performance.

Reusable plastic boxes generate less environmental impact than disposable cardboard boxes in the distribution of fruit and vegetables in Spain

Reusable plastic boxes generate 25% less environmental impact than disposable cardboard boxes in the distribution of fruit and vegetables in Spain. This is the case in five of the six categories of environmental impact analysed by the comparative study of the different options for distribution of fruit and vegetables in Spain by Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) carried out by the UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change (ESCI-UPF), directed by Professor Dr Pere Fullana.

CHEP and LPR join ARECO as new partners

CHEP and LPR, European leaders in pallet and container pooling services, have joined ARECO, the Association of Logistics Operators for Eco-sustainable Reusable Items, founded in 2010 with the aim at promoting the usage of returnable crates, pallets and containers because of their logistic and environmental advantages.