Forests are sustainable
The wood we use to make pallets and packaging is harvested from sustainably managed forests. As demand for wooden products increases, more forests are planted. The size of managed forests in Europe is growing by an area the size of Cyprus every year.
Wood stores CO2
Forests absorb huge volumes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – approximately 0.9 tonnes of CO2 is stored in every cubic metre of wood.
Wood is highly efficient
Pallets and packaging are manufactured from small logs and falling boards, which form part of a cascade system. This is highly efficient and means every part of a harvested tree has a use.
Repairable and recyclable
If they are damaged, wooden pallets can be repaired easily with replacement timber. Alternatively, 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.
Wood needs less energy
Wood is a highly sustainable product compared with plastics and other alternatives. Wood requires far less energy and is much cleaner to produce than plastic. Timber has a short renewable carbon cycle of just a few years.
Wood reduces carbon use
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 impact of the business that is using it.