Plastic is fantastic - and it's also big business for thieves who steal the pallets and sell them to recyclers for cash. A pre-Christmas raid by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Industrial Plastics Theft Task Force - yes, there really are five officers dedicated to tracking down and arresting those who steal industrial plastics of all types - at a South LA plastics recycling facility netted the task force over $250,000 worth of illegally obtained pallets.
Also confiscated, in addition to the plastic pallets, were a number of large boxes containing hundreds of pounds of ground plastic.
The plastic pallets were recovered thanks to the RFID tags on the pallets owned by Intelligent Global Pooling Systems (iGPS Company LLC). iGPS has been a supporter of the task force and has worked with it in its efforts to stop plastic pallet theft.