Wood Pallets – The Smart Choice

Wood Pallets – The Smart Choice In this era of global warming and exhausting natural resources, the chief concern in any industry is sustainability when it comes to building and construction materials. The construction of packing and shipping containers should be sustainable. Shipping pallets actually make the world go round. Agricultural products and the goods that travel by rail, wing, or wheel are moved on pallets. Although pallets can be constructed from various other materials, wood remains the best choice by far in terms of sustainability and longevity in the field. Consider why wood is the most conscientious choice for

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Why wood pallets are better for the environment than plastic

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Weighing in on a debate that has raged for decades, Penn State researchers, after conducting a series of ultra-detailed comparisons, have declared that shipping pallets made of wood are more environmentally friendly and sustainable than those made of plastic.  “Few people realize the significance of this issue — there are about 700 million pallets produced and recycled each year in the United States alone,” said Chuck Ray, associate professor of ecosystem science and management in the College of Agricultural Sciences. “There are 2 billion pallets in use in this country.”  Researchers compared the long-term performance of treated wooden and plastic pallets

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An intro to the 5 primary types of pallets

From a distance, pallets might all look the same: stacks and stacks of wooden structures with hollow centres and the occasional brown stain. Up close, you’ll notice that no two pallets are alike. Pallets are created with a variety of different materials, including recycled wood, plywood, and plastic. Here are some common types of pallets you might find in a warehouse, or at the back of your local grocery store: 1.Block PalletsThese pallets are known for their four-way entry, meaning they can be accessed by forklifts on all four sides. Block pallets can be made of wood, plastic, or plywood,

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