With our sustainability program "Intech Green," we commit to using high-quality recycled materials made of 100 % PCR plastics. Post-consumer recycled materials (PCR) are plastics re-processed from household or commercial waste, the majority of which come from packaging. INTECH processes over 10,000 tons of these materials each year, giving these valuable raw materials a new life. At the end of their service life, we take back containers and pallets, recycle their materials once again, and close the cycle. Our recycling rate is 100 % – fully in line with the concept of the circular economy.
Environmental awareness is growing, and climate change is accelerating this positive trend. This awareness is focused on reducing CO2 emissions.
A CO2 footprint or carbon footprint is a way to measure emissions of CO2 due to the consumption of fossil fuels in the areas of transportation, power generation, heat production, traffic, and consumption.
Contrary to common assumptions, plastic pallets achieve better results than their wooden counterparts from an ecological standpoint. The difference is even more clear if we compare our reusable containers with disposable packaging.
Thanks to the significantly longer service life of plastic pallets and reusable containers, they do not need to be replaced as often. This benefit, as well as the option to reduce the volume of transport packaging (by folding it or by nesting containers) means fewer trips. In addition, it can be recycled more easily and is lighter weight. All of these factors help significantly reduce emissions.
INTECH also produces green power! Our photovoltaic system delivers over 740 kWp (kilowatt peak). We use solar energy to produce reusable packaging. This is a climate-friendly approach, and our path to an ecological future.
|Service life||23-26 rotations (Medium pallet Multi-Line); approx. 3-4 years|
|CO2 footprint||50 % smaller than Euro pallets|
|Loss rate||60 % lower than Euro pallets|
|Recycling rate 100 % (pallet return & material tempering)||Yes|
|Produced from 100 % PCR plastic (100 % recycled material)||Yes|
|Consistent quality (maintenance and repair free)||Yes|
|Mold, wetness, splinters, rusty nails||impossible|
|Service life||10-13 rotations; approx. 1-2 years|
|CO2 footprint||50 % bigger than plastic pallets|
|Loss rate||60 % bigger than plastic pallets|
|Recycling rate 100 % (pallet return & material tempering)||No|
|Produced from 100 % PCR plastic (100 % recycled material)||No|
|Consistent quality (maintenance and repair free)||No|
|Unit weight||20-24 kg (depending on moisture)|
|Mold, wetness, splinters, rusty nails||common|
Our reusable transport packaging items are durable, reusable for many years and will be 100 % recycled at the end of their life-circles.
They replace disposable packaging like cardboards or plastic films in a climate-friendly manner and improving the CO2 balance for the long-term.