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. In 2020, there were 159 million hectares of forests in the EU (39% of the total area). This has increased by almost 10% since 1990 (145 million hectares).
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 sustainable logs, which form part of a highly efficient system. This means every part of a harvested tree is used.
Reusable, repairable and recyclable
Wooden pallets and packaging can be reused many times over. If they are damaged, they can be repaired easily with replacement timber. Alternatively, they can be recycled into wood chip or used to manufacture further products such as animal bedding, mulch or biomass.
Wood needs less energy
Compared with plastics and other alternatives, wood is by far the most sustainable product. Wood requires far less energy to produce and reuse and has a short immediately renewable carbon cycle.
Wood reduces carbon use
Wood is the only widely used material that has a beneficial effect on our worldwide 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.