Our Ocean Conference 2018

Simon Baldwin of Second Muse with Jordana Merran of The Ocean Conservancy and I before the start of the Workshop organised by Simon where Susan Ruffo and Simon spoke about solutions to waste plastic issues. I was pleased to present Re>Pal as one of the solutions. At the main conference the following day, the highlight was the presentation by Rob Kaplan of Circulate Capital leading their workshop explaining the value destruction when we [...]

Global Screening of ‘Closing the Loop’

On 29th November in Singapore, The Circular Economy Club (CEC) hosted a global event to screen the first circular economy documentary film. Our CEO, Stephen Bowhill appeared as a guest on the panel for this screening of ‘Closing the Loop’. This fantastic film reminds us how just how important our business is to achieving a world where we have zero waste. Please explain why your business is circular and how you started [...]

The best alternative plastic recycling industry is to overcome waste

Source: ANTARA News "In one day hundreds of tons of plastic waste are processed into other processed products, as well as more controlled from the content of harmful substances in plastic before recycling." Nusa Dua, Bali, (ANTARA News) - To overcome the environmental constraints of plastic waste, the development of the recycling industry is the best alternative solution to reduce the problem, said recycling entrepreneur Stephen Bowhill. "Plastic can be [...]

The Future is Zero Waste

Imagine an efficient world with zero waste? At Re>Pal we have developed an innovative, efficient and cost-effective way for businesses to work towards a cleaner and more sustainable future. No one denies that plastic has been an incredible invention for mankind. Without it, industrialisation would have not been possible to the degree we see today. However increasingly, we are now increasingly noticing that our lands, riverways and oceans have been choked [...]

SUMMARY: Edge Environment Pallet Life Cycle Report

An independent life cycle assessment conducted by Edge Environment research company has demonstrated that Re>Pal pallets have the lowest environmental impact when compared with functionally equivalent pallet alternatives. Here are the highlight facts from the study. About the study Range International, parent company of Re>Pal, commissioned Edge Environment research consultancy to compare the environmental credentials of pallet options for business supply chains. The scientific-based and peer reviewed study compared and quantified [...]

ThermoFusion™ and how it can transform the future  

Offering businesses a sustainable and cost efficient way to work towards a future of zero waste, ThermoFusion™ is the innovative technology redefining how we deal with waste plastic. Since the invention of plastic, industry has been able to push forward as it never would have been able to without it, but it is a sad fact that our river-ways, oceans and landfill are being choked by waste plastic. To put this [...]

Five Reasons to choose Plastic Pallets over Wooden Pallets

Wooden and timber pallets are the most commonly used pallets in manufacturing and logistics industries. They are well known for being one of the cheapest alternatives and can be reused and repaired over their lifespan. However, wooden pallets are heavy and break easily, this means that they need to replaced regularly. Furthermore, wooden pallets are difficult to clean due to their irregular surface and have a high risk of infestation and [...]

‘Recycling in Australia is dead in the water’: three companies tackling our plastic addiction

Dyani Lewis. The Guardian. Monday 22 May 2017 There’s no escaping plastic in modern life. In Australia, more than 1.5m tonnes of the crude oil derivative is consumed each year, not including plastics imported in finished products or their packaging. And most of this ends up on a centuries-long path to degradation in landfill or the world’s waterways and oceans. One recent sobering analysis has estimated that by 2050, the [...]

Re-Pal: Saving the World in a Unique Way

When you wander into the home improvement store, one thing you might have noticed is the sheer amount of wooden pallets that are located there. If you are environmentally conscious, this can be frustrating to see and to think about when you are trying to make positive changes that will work long term. However, Re-Pal has fixed that problem by providing builders an alternative to wood and the expensive option [...]

Range International Salvages 888,000 Kilos of Waste Plastic

Pallet manufacturing company Range International who salvages mixed waste plastic and turns it into cost competitive recyclable shipping pallets, has utilised 888,000 kilos of plastic from landfill in its short first year as an ASX company. Range International Managing Director Lars Amstrup said the company had experienced positive and encouraging engagement with large scale multinational customers which had been strengthened by the ability to demonstrate the path to large scale [...]

New Team Members

Tuesday 14th February  2016 We are delighted to welcome new members to the business to lead and grow Re>Pal. This year we are not only expanding in Production and Operations in Indonesia, but we also expanding our business in overseas (China and South East Asia). Welcome Dyah Utami Widyawati, as Project Coordinator – based in Bali (1 Nov 2016) Febry Zella, as HR Manager – based in Bali (7 Nov [...]

Ocean Acidification

Tuesday 13th December  2016 Historically, the ocean has absorbed approximately a quarter of all CO2 released into the atmosphere by humans since the start of the industrial revolution, resulting in a 26 percent increase in the acidity of the ocean, according to a 2013 report for policymakers by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). Global warming and ocean acidification will compromise carbonate accretion, with corals becoming increasingly rare on reef systems. These coral reductions [...]

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