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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.
Research on the environmental benefits of using wood is provided below. We hope you share these resources and fun facts with your customers and colleagues:
Research and Grants
The Pallet Foundation supports projects that will contribute to the improvement of the wood packaging industry. Our goal is to invest in sound research relevant to the most pressing questions and compelling opportunities in one of these areas: market information, environmental impact, scientific advancements, and others that help advance the sector.
To learn more about obtaining funding for a research project, click here to apply for a grant.
“Our industry has a great story to tell about the wonderful benefits of using wood as a packaging material. Natures Packaging is one of those voices. With the added support of NWPCA, CWPCA, and the WPA, our successes result from this collaboration. We are stronger when we all work together.”
Bob Wenner, President, Pallet Service Corporation