Clean containers, everyone’s aim and responsibility
Royal FloraHolland has invested heavily over the past few years in better ways to clean containers. The commissioning in April 2019 of the new container-washing machine at Aalsmeer is just one example. We can achieve even more throughout the entire chain, however. Ensuring clean containers is everyone’s responsibility!
Royal FloraHolland exerts every effort to keep the container pool in good shape, and we really need your cooperation for this to go smoothly! For multi-use plastic containers, we would prefer you to use labels in the label holders on the container instead of stickers.
If you still want to use stickers, it is very important that you place the correct stickers in the correct position. Otherwise, this causes disruptions in the container washing machine, and we are unable to completely clean the containers. And clean packaging that's what we all want don't we? Affixing stickers on plastic packaging in another way (such as adhesive tape, stapling) is not permitted.
Also for multi-use boxes, it is important that you place the stickers or cards in the correct position.
Which stickers are permitted?
Only Normpack stickers are permitted. These stickers have a water-soluble adhesive layer and a permeable top layer. This makes it easy to wash them off in the container washing machine, without causing any disruptions.
Where can I buy these stickers?
We currently have arrangements with a number of suppliers. They can and may supply Normpack stickers.
Where should you affix the stickers on multi-use plastic containers?
- On the reserved areas on the containers, near the top edge (see photos)
- NOT on the cardholder area (photo on the left)
- NOT on racks 596, 597 and 598 (photo on the right)
Where do you place stickers or cards on multi-use boxes?
- Within the specified frame (see photo)
Management and supervision
We actively check on:
- Paint, plasticized stickers, stickers that are too big and stickers on card holders and racks
- Whether you use Normpack stickers and the correct way of placing it in the buyers' boxes
- The correct way of placing the sticker or attaching cards within the grid
- Returning the boxes dry and empty
The General Terms & Conditions for Packaging always apply to the use of multi-use packaging :
Article 3: Seller, Buyer or Transporter may not change the external appearance of the Packaging, affixing, painting or in any other way adding brand marks, symbols or names, other than in the manner and location approved by Royal FloraHolland. If you do not follow these rules, then we shall not reimburse your deposit for the containers. We will accept them, though.
To keep the packaging in good condition we finally ask you to turn in damaged packaging or containers with paint separately to the packaging departments at the locations.