Holchem encourages customers to return kegs, drums and IBCs

Blog | 24 April 2019

We are proud to say that since 1997 we started back loading our delivery fleet with suitably palletised empty and rinsed containers collected by our customers.  Our policy continues today and it is going from strength to strength.  We actively encourage our customers to return their 25 litre kegs, drums and IBCs to use so they can be reused.

Here’s an update on the progress since 2008 and we are striving to ensure that our customers returns reach 100% across all three categories:

YEAR

25 LTR KEG

200 LTR DRUM

1000 LTR IBC

2008

35%

100%

98%

2009

51%

100%

98%

2010

58%

100%

98%

2011

61%

100%

98%

2012

46%

100%

98%

2013

52%

100%

98%

2014

62%

100%

98%

2015

49%

100%

98%

2016

54%

100%

98%

2017

62%

100%

98%

2018

55%

100%

70%

In line with recovery and recycling targets set for UK businesses we are constantly looking to reduce our packaging impact by encouraging the return from our customers of 25 litre kegs, drums and IBCs, for launder and re-use and only using reused pallets, re-used drums and re-used IBCs.  We have also attained the new ISO 14001:2015 environmental standard which is testament to our environmental management system here at Holchem.

If you want to speak to a member of our team about returning your empty kegs, drums or IBCS follow this link https://www.holchem.co.uk/contact/.