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63 million Euro pallets manufactured in the last 12 months

63 million Euro pallets manufactured in the last 12 months

Packaging News has reported that in the last twelve months 63.5 million Euro pallets have been manufactured under the EPAL licence. The increase in the number of Euro pallets produced could be attributed to the number of new licence holders approved to manufacture the pallet. Since August 2013 there have […]

Are pallets a problem in total waste management?

Are pallets a problem in total waste management?

With increased recycling targets due and greater emphasis on establishing a circular economy, businesses today are looking for a simple process to manage waste. Total waste management companies have a big task when establishing effective methods to collect waste. There are several collection services available; mixed recycling, general waste, organic […]

How does the rising price of timber affect your business?

How does the rising price of timber affect your business?

Since the end of 2012 timber prices have increase considerably, having an effect on the cost of a new pallet. The UK & Ireland packaging timber price has increased by 23.4% since Q4-2012, and likewise the imported timber price has increased by 16.9%. Similarly the pallet timber price has increased […]

RPS hosts waste legislation seminar

RPS hosts waste legislation seminar

On Wednesday 30th July RPS hosted a waste legislation seminar at The Wilton Centre, Redcar. The seminar, which was organised in partnership with NEPIC, invited guests to learn about recent legislation changes relating to handling hazardous waste.   The main presentation was given by Phil Pease, chairman of the Industrial […]

RPS Services: What we do – pallet supply, deliver, collection, reuse, pool

RPS Services: What we do – pallet supply, deliver, collection, reuse, pool

RPS has redeveloped its website to clearly show customers what we do and the benefits our services can achieve. Our original website service page was over complicated and even members of our own staff were muddled about what we do! It was decided that a change was needed to update […]

How to save money and become environmentally sustainable

How to save money and become environmentally sustainable

Phrases such as creating a ‘circular economy’ or being ‘environmentally sustainable’ are becoming part of our modern vocablary. During the twentieth century the handling of waste started to follow a more linear pattern with consumers buying something and once used throwing it away without any further consideration. The concept of […]

Ministerial visit for RPS after creating 5 new jobs

Ministerial visit for RPS after creating 5 new jobs

In May RPS Ltd applied to the Tees Valley Jobs and Investment Scheme which offers businesses a 12 month wage subsidy of up to 50% for new employees. The scheme was introduced after Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU) secured £7m from the Regional Growth Fund to create up to 700 jobs […]

Marks & Spencer expand their commitment to creating a circular economy

Marks & Spencer expand their commitment to creating a circular economy

Global retailer Marks & Spencer has introduced its next objectives as part of their Plan A Scheme. The scheme that was launched in 2007 aimed to deliver 100 sustainability commitments within 5 years and it has now been extended to achieve 100 new, revised and existing commitments.     The […]

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