Naturipe Berry Growers announced it is seeing significant benefits from the CHEP pallet pool and will continue to ship on platforms from the equipment pooling company.
The company transports Naturipe-branded strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries from growing and distribution facilities in Irvine, Oxnard, Salinas, Watsonville, and Santa Maria CA on CHEP pallets.
Naturipe previously used one-way pallets, but determined that this system was needlessly expensive, did not meet customer requirements, and was not environmentally friendly.
Based on third-party Life-Cycle Inventory Analysis findings, Naturipe is reducing solid waste generation by more than 1.4 million pounds per year — the equivalent of about 63 dump trucks of waste — as a result of using the CHEP program as opposed to one-way wood pallets. The company is also reducing energy usage enough to power 117 homes with electricity for a year, and is contributing a 58% reduction of carbon dioxide emissions-greenhouse gas.
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