April 2024 Newsletter

Despite the temperamental UK weather, the summer is well and truly on its way.

The Digipal team have been hard at work helping businesses optimise their supply chains and workflows and become more sustainable.

With Earth Day coming up on 22 April, we’re taking the chance to reflect on the impact of plastic on the environment and how businesses can make the right choices around plastic, reaping its benefits while minimising its negative effects on the planet.

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Plastics: problem or solution?

We’re sure sustainability is a watchword within your business, and reducing your use of plastic is often seen as a way to make your processes more environmentally friendly.

We hear the phrase “aren’t plastics bad?” from time to time, but the truth is, it’s not the plastics that are inherently bad… it’s the way we use them.

Our article explores the problem with plastics and details the benefits of reusable ones. We share why Digipal’s Plastic Pallets are a sustainable, environmentally friendly choice.

Bunzl Healthcare Case Study

Choosing the right asset tracking solution

Digipal offers several asset tracking solutions, but you might be wondering which one is best suited to your business.

Well, there’s no straight answer – it all comes down to your specific requirements. Read our asset tracking FAQs.

RFID tracking is perfect for tracking goods on a large scale, removing manual processes and supplying reliable location data.

Barcode tracking is tried and trusted; its ease, efficiency and low cost mean it’s still a popular choice.

Bluetooth is often the best option for large-scale location tracking, for when all you want to know is whether or not the goods are in your warehouse.

Want to find out more?

Bunzl Healthcare Case Study

Make the smart choice

We often discuss the benefits of plastic pallets, but you may be thinking: “There’s nothing wrong with the wooden ones!”

The truth is, 90% of the 5 billion pallets in use worldwide are wooden, meaning around 56,500,000 trees have been felled.

However, up to 25% of wooden pallets used to transport products are replaced each year, due to breakage, damage or loss.

Digipal’s Plastic Pallets have a 1-2% breakage rate, are fully rackable and nestable and weigh in at 18.5kg – almost half the weight of their wooden counterparts, which makes them the sensible and more sustainable choice. And if they do break, they’re fully recycled to make fresh pallets.

Bunzl Healthcare Case Study

What’s on the horizon

Digipal is excited to be working closely with Wiliot on a project with one of the largest retailers in the UK.

 Unfortunately, this project is top secret right now… but we’ll be revealing more soon!

Thanks for reading our April newsletter. Have a lovely month, enjoy the warmer weather and keep an eye out for more news in May.