All of us have an obligation to protect the environment. Global concerns about waste disposal and landfill sites are increasing; reusable packaging is becoming the prime packaging objective of world governments and responsible corporations. Research made by the independent consultancy company Ramböll shows that the environmental impact of reusable Clip-Lok boxes from cradle to grave is less than that of comparative one-way packaging. By using Clip-Lok returnable boxes in your supply chain, you take responsibility and help bring about a greener society without compromising your standards.
Clip-Lok is dedicated to protecting the environment by designing and manufacturing environmentally friendly plywood crates. We support a greener world; therefore we have chosen suppliers of wood materials that are certified by FSC and PEFC and we use recyclable materials in a manner that minimises waste and avoids emissions of materials that may harm the environment. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified. In this way consumers know that they come from forests managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations. The aims of FCS and PEFCs are to ensure that the world's forests are managed sustainably and that their functions are protected.
Our packaging is compliant with ISPM15 international phytosanitary regulations. ISPM stands for International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures, and standard number 15 includes guidelines for regulating wood packaging in international trade. Processed wood such as plywood is not considered a phytosanitary problem according to this standard and therefore needs no treatment. Any soft wood dunnage we use complies with ISPM 15 standards.
Despite pressure, vibration, impact, stacking etc. our boxes can be used time and again – many plywood boxes are used more than a hundred times, and, with the help of customised loading plans and flat-packed returns, costs and pollution are reduced.