Sustainability

Sustainability - at the core of our business

Pelican BioThermal design products to ensure our customers valuable payloads are kept in perfect condition, irrespective of external temperatures and conditions. They are designed to be strong and robust, to survive the rigours of international transport. With environmental issues in mind, we ensure that our design team specify the correct materials and consider ‘end of life’ recycling for all of our range, whether they are single use or reusable packaging systems.

Recyclability - Single Use Products

Our single use products are ideal where it is geographically difficult or not cost-effective to return to source. We ensure that the components used can be recycled or disposed of without affecting the environment. Paper and board can be bailed, collected and pulped for further use in the paper industry, whilst some insulation materials can be ground down for repurposing into new products.

Reusable Products

We offer a wide range of reusable packaging systems, all of which can be used and reused repeatedly. These are available for purchase or, in some cases, for rental.

Rental Programs

We offer a number of bulk shipper products for rent, via our Credo on Demand and Credo on Reserve programmes which support the sustainability commitments made by the dynamic, ever changing global pharmaceutical and cold chain industries.

Recyclability - Manufacturing Processes

We also ensure that as much waste generated in our manufacturing process is also recycled. This can be either paper or board which is bailed, collected and pulped for further use in the paper industry, or plastics which are collected and sorted, for use in anything from road surfaces to park benches.

WHITE PAPER

An environmental impact comparison of packaging methods in the cold-chain industry

Pharmaceutical and biological materials require thermally controlled environments when transporting between manufacturers, clinics, and hospitals. It is the purpose of this report to compare the life cycle impacts of two distinct logistical approaches to packaging commonly used in facilitating a clinical drug trial and identify the method of least environmental burden. Considered herein is analysis of a single-use approach utilizing containers insulated with either polyurethane or polystyrene and a reusable approach utilizing containers with vacuum insulated panels.

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Please refer to your local regulations with regard to recycling. Our product user guides give full information regarding recycling / reuse of systems and components