Environmental Facts & Benefits on Wood Use
Wood is the only 100% renewable, recyclable and reusable product available. Using wood is good for the environment, and our industry has the tools and sound research supported by the Pallet Foundation to show the environmental benefits of using wood.
There is no other commonly-used building material that requires so little energy to produce as wood. Thanks to photosynthesis, trees are able to use an abundant natural resource (i.e. the sun) as it captures CO2 in the air, combine it with water these plants get from the soil to produce an amazing organic material, wood. The planet benefits when wood is chosen for oil-based products. It doesn’t take oil to grow a tree.
“The reusable nature of wooden pallets makes them a more circular, sustainable form of reusable packaging, and with this EPD, manufacturers will be able to communicate the impacts of their products with more transparency and confidence.” Alberto Uggetti, vice president & general manager of UL’s environment and sustainability division, commenting on the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Wooden Pallets.