Brexit may not be at the forefront of everyone’s mind right now, but for anyone shipping goods within the EU, it should be. Post Brexit, any goods going out from the UK on wooden pallets, will be required to meet the EU ISPM15 regulation. This regulation ensures pallets have been treated to eradicate pests and are then stamped to reinforce this action has been carried out.
While demand and prices for these types of compliant pallets will be on the rise, there are alternatives to consider.
The best alternative to Wooden Pallets, is Plastic Pallets. Plastic Pallets completely avoid the ISPM15 regulations, are more hygienic and reliable, and making the switch now will minimize any potential disruption to your supply chain when these regulations come into effect.
While switching to Plastic will keep you compliant, Plastic Pallets also offer a whole host of other benefits such as being lightweight & easy to handle, space saving, environmentally friendly, consistent in size and strength, easy to clean and they provide an improved return on investment over time.