Norfolk firm boasts world-first in construction

Reusable green pallets are now available in the construction supply chain, thanks to The Pallet LOOP.

In partnership with manufacturer Scott Pallets, the Ketteringham-based company has already shipped thousands of its circular RFID-tagged* pallets to British Gypsum’s bagged plaster plants at Barrow, East Leake and Kirkby Thore.

The pallets are being processed through British Gypsum’s plants – with the first starting to arrive at construction projects, building sites, merchant yards and distribution centres throughout the UK.

The Pallet LOOP is providing the world’s first dedicated pallet production, delivery, and collection service for the construction industry. Its services include picking up green pallets, inspecting and repairing where necessary, before redistribution to building material manufacturers.

The rollout is designed to support the construction sector’s net zero ambitions and, in another financial boost for the industry, The Pallet LOOP will pay registered return partners up to £4 back for every green pallet they put back in the LOOP – a figure that will quickly stack up as more pallets come online. The Pallet LOOP can also pick up so-called ‘white’ pallets, as part of a holistic pallet collection service.

Founder Paul Lewis said, “If your business hasn’t already signed up for LOOP collections, now is the time to do so. Our distinctive green, reusable pallets are winging their way across the country, and we want recipients to be ready to send them back to us.

“Since British Gypsum announced it was going to be the first user of The Pallet LOOP, we’ve had a great reaction from the sector.”

“Lots of builders’ merchants, housebuilding companies and principal contractors are already signed up for collections – but we want to spread the word further, so all potential recipients know what to do with LOOP pallets when they arrive at their branches and sites.

“Over the next 12 months, we’ll be supplying British Gypsum with more than a million of our circular economy pallets for the distribution of its bagged plaster and plasterboard products – so if you receive these products, it is important that you sign up and get in the LOOP as soon as possible.”

Companies interested in registering for the service can email: to set up an account.

A spokesman says collection of both green and white pallets is simple, with two service levels available: a standard ten-day or a rapid 72-hour pick up service. Users of The Pallet LOOP will also receive access to a special reporting platform, where they can view and download information about the number of pallets returned and the money saved on collections versus disposal via a skip. The system also provides information about the amount of carbon saved and trees repurposed, which can be used in sustainability reporting.

To help customers understand the sign-up process, The Pallet LOOP has created a short onboarding video explaining how to get in the LOOP in a series of simple steps.

The Pallet Loop was founded by some of the biggest names in the UK pallet industry and is part of the UK’s largest forestry and timber business, BSW Group, and a member of major timber processing operation Binderholz.

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