Plastic pallets supplier Goplasticpallets.com has launched a new grocery box, GoBox 1210 BBE, that allows fruits and vegetables to retain freshness for a long time.
Made from virgin, fully recyclable high-density polyethylene, the new perforated, rigid plastic pallets are suitable for the transportation of fresh produce and other ingredients.
When packed in corrugated containers, fresh harvested fruits and vegetables start to deteriorate immediately due to lack of air.
GoBox 1210 BBE is designed to eliminate the problem of deterioration as it has a perforated base and side walls, which help in the circulation of air, product cooling and ventilation.
The boxes are also suitable for extremely hot and humid temperature and temperatures as low as -40°C.
Goplasticpallets.com managing director Jim Hardisty said: "Growers, wholesalers and supermarkets can achieve significant cost and environmental savings by switching from single-use corrugated packaging to returnable plastic containers.
"Our new GoBox 1210 BBE grocery box has been specifically designed to meet the hygiene and environmental requirements so strictly stipulated by the grocery industry and food processors."
With an internal capacity of around 670l, the boxes measure 1,200mm (L) x 1,000mm (W) x 760mm (H) and weigh 37.5kg. It can be supported on three skids and can tolerate loads of up to 500kg. It can also be stacked up to nine boxes high and offer a total stacking load of around 4,500kg.
Said to be completely resistant to water, UV and infrared, the GoBox 1210 BBE is available in blue and grey.