Outgoing senator adds fuel to plastic versus wood pallet debate

01/10/2011

It’s round two for the plastic versus wooden pallet battle as Christopher Dodd (D-CT) closed out his 30-year career in the U.S. Senate by firing off a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg—the latest salvo in the saga pitting the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) against Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Co. LLC). iGPS, headquartered in Orlando, FL, is operator of the world’s first pallet rental service to provide all-plastic pallets with embedded RFID tags, according to the company.

iGPS says “[The letter], a hit-and-run statement issued on behalf of the wood pallet industry by former U.S. Senator Christopher Dodd, moments before his retirement from Congress, is the latest in a cynical attempt to scare the public, and contradicts his recent vote for a landmark food safety bill that called into question the safety of wood pallets to the nation’s food supply.”...
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