Sustainability is the broadest, most inclusive concept of environmental protection. Moreover, it is about meeting the needs of the present without compromising opportunities for the future. In relation to this is the value of recycling since it has the potential to be a key strategy for long-run viability.
Alaska Milk Corporation (AMC) has recently partnered with Re>Pal, an Australian company with its main factory located in East Java, Indonesia. By using state-of-the-art pallet technology, they offer environmentally responsible pallets for a wide range of applications across business supply chains throughout the South East Asian export-hub and Australian region. Re>Pal’s zero waste pallets are made from 100% waste plastic using their unique ThermoFusion™ technology process that can improved profitability in the business while acting sustainably through leveraging the low energy, environmentally friendly, and a cost-effective solution.
In 2015, AMC’s parent company, Royal FrieslandCampina (RFC) has signed up to six (6) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 2, 8, 12, 13, 15, and 17).
AMC’s move to Re>Pal fits well with this commitment as SDG 15 is aimed at reducing deforestation (where timber pallets are often unsustainably sourced) and SDG 12 and 13 are aimed at sustainable consumption and halting climate change, and we know both of these use of more virgin plastic is unsustainable so choosing Re>Pal helps. AMC will now be using the HD1210 pallet that has a double-deep rack and has a long warehouse usage life to help in sustainability footprint and drive to sustainable packaging.
AMC’s Corporate Affairs Director, Atty. Maria Angela Esquivel said, “We are delighted to have found the Re>Pal pallet which is an excellent match for our goals to continually improve our footprint on the planet; we get longer pallet life and less carbon footprint by using Re>Pal”.
Furthermore, AMC teamed up with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Pasig city led by Mayor Victor “Vico” Sotto last October 1 in signing a Memorandum of Agreement for “Alaskalikasan” Wrapper Redemption project – a collaborative campaign with strong will to promote environmental sustainability and nutrition wherein AMC will give 165 grams of Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink for every 1 kilo of flexible plastics.