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...Wooden pallets are reusable and are repaired very easily

Environment

"Wooden pallets are made from a natural material harvested from renewable and sustainable forests; as well as being reusable, repairable, recyclable, and, at the end of its life, biodegradable."

Vitally, wood is The only widely used material that has a beneficial effect on carbon footprint. A wooden pallet absorbs and stores approximately 27kg of carbon from the atmosphere as it grows, reducing the overall carbon footprint of the business that is using it.
 


Wood can be used to substitute many less environmentally friendly products, notably plastics. Wood requires far less energy and is far cleaner to produce than plastic, for example. Timber also has a short carbon cycle, compared with products made from petrochemicals.
 


Wooden pallets can be repaired easily with replacement timber, or they can be recycled into wood chips or used to manufacture further products. When wood eventually reaches the end of its useful life, it can be used as a renewable fuel.
 


Pallets and packaging are manufactured from small logs and 'falling boards', which form part of a 'cascade' system. This is highly efficient and sees every part of a harvested tree used.


Forests act as huge carbon sinks. As the trees grow, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - approximately one tonne of carbon dioxide for one cubic metre of wood produced. The wood continues to store this carbon throughout until the end of its life.
 


The wood we use to make pallets and packaging is harvested from sustainably managed forests. As demand for products made from wood increases, more forests are planted. The size of managed forests in Europe is growing by an area the size of Cyprus every year.
 
Timcon Films


Film - Wood is Good
Running time: 3:41 mins




Film - Wood is Good
Running time: 2:43 mins




Film - Wood is Good
Running time: 1:54 mins



Carbon Fact Sheets

Fact Sheet #1
Green Pallets
Factsheet on the positive
environmental impact of
using Green Pallets

Fact Sheet #2
Heat Treated Pallets
Factsheet on the positive
environmental impact of
using Heat Treated Pallets

Fact Sheet #3
Heat Treated and Kiln
Dried Pallets

Factsheet on the positive
environmental impact of
using Heat Treated and
Kiln Dried Pallets
Carbon Calculator


Carbon Calculator
Our easy to use online
carbon calculator will
help to show the carbon
savings made when using
wooden packaging.