We all know, using less transport, reduces a company’s CO² emissions. So why use valuable transport capacity for empty intermediate bulk containers?
Because CHEP’s Bag-in-box system is foldable, more empty containers can be stacked in a truck when compared with rigid IBCs, drums or stainless-steel tanks. A full truck contains 182 empty Pallecons, in comparison, a truck filled with rigid IBC’s can only contain 52 empty containers. If you’re dealing with stainless-steel tanks, the number goes down to 26 containers.
By combining collections at different customer locations we’re able to use the full capacity of the trucks. The result? Less transport usage and less CO² emissions.
Furthermore, we don’t transport the containers all the way back to where they came from. Instead, we inspect them and, if necessary, repair them in the plant nearest to the collection point. We then use them for nearby customers.
Empty IBCs take up less space in your yard when they’re folded, something that wouldn’t be possible for rigid IBCs or drums, let alone stainless-steel tanks. Even when they’re filled with your product, they’ll take up less space, because you can safely stack them higher compared to other intermediate bulk solutions.