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ENVIRONMENT

Global Wood Packaging Forum Celebrates Certification of Carbon Footprint of Wood Pallets

Repair and Return

“The Global Wood Packaging Forum (GWPF) congratulates the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) and the Pallet Foundation on its Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for United States Wooden Pallets. This document, certified by UL (formerly Underwriter Laboratories) and produced in conjunction with Forest Products Lab, the research wing of the U.S. Forest Service, is the first of its kind for a product in the distribution packaging space. This declaration speaks to the quantitative impact that wooden pallets have on the environment beyond their reusable, recyclable and biodegradable qualities.”

Learn more at https://globalwoodpackagingforum.org/certification-carbon-footprint-pallets/

Environmental Attributes of Wooden Pallets for the Supply Chain and Procurement Industries

“Today, the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) and the Pallet Foundation presented an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for U.S. wooden pallets that reinforces the environmental attributes of wooden pallets for the supply chain and procurement industries. This document, certified by UL and produced in conjunction with Forest Products Lab, the research wing of the US Forest Service, is the first of its kind for a product in the distribution packaging space. This declaration speaks to the quantitative impact that wooden pallets have on the environment beyond their reusable, recyclable and biodegradable qualities. Learn more at https://www.palletcentral.com/news/530194/NWPCA-Announces-Environmental-Product-Declaration-for-U.S.-Wooden-Pallets.htm

American Hardwood Improves Our Lives

Iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright described wood as “universally beautiful to man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials.” Biophilic design brings the symbiotic relationship human beings have with trees into the interior spaces of where we live, bringing with it documented benefits to health and wellbeing. In this informative talk, Criswell explains with data how the use of American hardwoods in building and design is good for the environment and actually part of a being a good steward of the natural resource of trees. Criswell Davis, President of Mighty Oaks Consulting in Louisville, Kentucky, is an internationally recognized American hardwood expert, speaker and hardwood specification consultant. He advises some of the largest architecture and design firms in the world, inspiring the use of sustainable American hardwoods in design. He has been in the American hardwood industry for over 31 years, representing the American Hardwood Export Council internationally. A founding Director of the Timber and Forestry Foundation, Criswell is a passionate brand ambassador for the American hardwood industry. He believes that designing with American hardwoods will improve our personal health and the health of the planet. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Penn State Study: Are Wooden Plastic Pallets More Eco-Friendly?

Penn State Study: Are Wooden Plastic Pallets More Eco-Friendly?

With the amount of wooden pallets in production and in use across the US, Penn State researchers knew the importance of discovering whether they were an environmentally acceptable product. According to their findings, wooden pallets have a much smaller carbon footprint than plastic pallets, even when considering heat treating and pest control.  Read the full article from Penn State News.