EUMOS is the European Safe Logistics Association and sets the benchmark for qualifying experts in cargo securing. Based in Brussels the standard applicable to pallet load stability is EUMOS 40509. Any pallets tested on our acceleration bench will be tested to this standard.
Packaging Waste Responsibilities
Packaging Waste Responsibilities – the government has issued regulations for the reporting and disposal of packaging waste. This can be found on the Government website as follows: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/packaging-producer-responsibilities.
BS EN 13432
BS EN 13432 is the standard covering the requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation. There are four key requirements that are tested to meet this standard – biodegradability, disintegration, ecotoxicity, and chemical composition.
Plastic Packaging Tax
Plastic Packaging Tax – this is the recent tax to be imposed by the Government for any plastic that does not contain a minimum of 30% recycled content. At present this is due to be implemented in 2022 and the current rate is £200 per tonne or20p per kilo. However, it must be born in mind that pallet wrap with recycled content does not have the same strength as virgin pallet wrap, and in general it is more expensive. Therefore, the extra tax is often more than offset by the greater savings that can be achieved by using our Load Stability package.