Archive for Sustainability

Lumber Alert: Raw Material Costs Rise as Lumber Supply Tightens

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Over recent weeks, conditions affecting the supply of pine lumber for the manufacture of pallets have deteriorated in in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic markets. The situation is the result of two factors: mill innovations and an increase in the demand for pine lumber.

The pine sawmill industry is being transformed with improvement projects focused on optimizing yield. In short, mills are being equipped with computer scanning ability and drying capability which improves the amount of higher grade lumber that comes from each log.

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The Advantages of Repairing Wood Pallets

Wooden pallets are used in nearly every type of shipping, especially in the agricultural industry. Whether the goods are delivered by plane, truck, boat or train, they are usually stacked on top of pallets to help make them easier to move. As a result,  many of the pallets experience wear and tear throughout the process. They can break, become damaged, or just become unsuitable for ongoing use. Fortunately, wood pallets are recyclable and repairable.

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Posted in: ISPM-15, Sustainability

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Why Wood is the Most Sustainable and Durable Material for Pallets

In this era of global warming and the 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.

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Five Tips for Starting a Plant Recycling Program

Five Tips for Starting a Plant Recycling Program

Thomas Bean is our sustainability guru here at PalletOne. He is knowledgeable and passionate about recycling–he’s spent more than 10 years setting up recycling and reuse programs at all different types of manufacturing plants. He now shares his expertise on green practices with our plants and with our customers, helping them develop their own programs.

Here are Thomas’ tips for setting up a recycling program in your plant.

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Sustainable Production Yields Best Results

Sustainable Production Yields Best Results

At PalletOne we don’t just talk about sustainable practices–we incorporate them into every aspect of our operations. Our plant in Livermore Falls, Maine, is a great example of how one company can make a significant difference in optimizing the use of raw materials and minimizing its environmental impact.

Responsible Lumber Harvesting

The logs we use come from over 7.5 million acres of forest land that surround the Livermore Falls location. We practice responsible purchasing: over 90 percent of the timber we buy comes from land certified as sustainably managed by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®),

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