The Packaging from Nature campaign is a celebration of the most economic and environmentally sustainable transport material: wood.
Wood remains by far the first choice for pallets and packaging across Europe.
Why? Here are some facts:
- Wood is the only raw material that is endlessly renewable. It is an essential part of the circular economy.
- Wooden packaging is reusable, repairable and recyclable. At the end of its life, it becomes a renewable energy source.
- Unlike alternative materials such as plastics, wood is a sustainable resource.
- And, ultimately, wood is substantially less expensive.
There are approximately more than three billion timber pallets, one billion lightweight packaging units and several billion industrial timber packaging units in circulation within the European Union at any time – and many more around the world.
These are essential components of the vast majority of international supply chains. They make free flowing trade possible. Wooden pallets and packaging move the world!
Rob van Hoesel, President of the European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB)
Launched by FEFPEB in 2011, the Packaging from Nature initiative operates in seven languages and across Europe. It aims to communicate the key reasons for using wooden pallets and packaging. Please do get in touch with your comments.
Production of timber pallets by European manufacturers has increased substantially over the last decade, the annual congress of the European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) heard last month. At FEFPEB’s 65th congress, entitled “Packaging and pallets in a competitive European Union” and held in Brussels, FEFPEB’s secretariat reported on indust ...
In November, the 66th FEFPEB Congress in Cork (Ireland) and the 29th Congress of the European Federation of Science and Food Technology (EFFoST) in Athens (Greece) presented new scientific studies on wood and food safety. In Cork, a presentation was given on the conclusions of an extensive three-year research initiative by the “EMABOIS” consortium, composed of 27 research pr ...
Members of the European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) represented the pallets and packaging sector at a series of Wood Action Days at the European Parliament during September. The three-day event was held on 22nd – 24th September to give newly elected members of the EU Parliament the chance to meet members of the European woodworking industrie ...