ORLANDO, Fla.–Eurofresh Farms will be shipping its greenhouse produce on CHEP pallets.
Eurofresh uses CHEP pallets to transport tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers from its Willcox and Snowflake, Ariz. facilities to supermarket retailers and wholesale clubs across the United States.
“CHEP provides us with an easy-to-use shipping platform solution that our customers prefer and that is environment-friendly,” says Kees Rodenburg, general manager of Eurofresh Farms.
Based on third-party life-cycle inventory analysis findings, Eurofresh is reducing solid waste generation by more than 1.9 million pounds per year, the equivalent of about 84 dump trucks of waste as a result of using the CHEP program as opposed to one-way wood pallets.
The analysis also shows that Eurofresh has reduced energy usage enough to power 155 homes with electricity for a year, and is contributing a 56% reduction of CO2 emissions-greenhouse gas, which is the equivalent to taking more than 89 cars off the road for one year.