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5 Ways to Eliminate Unwanted Wood Pallets from Your Business

Most companies benefit from sustainable and cost-effective pallet systems, and overall, wood pallets are highly recycled. The most recent research has determined that 95% of wood pallets in the United States are recycled. For some businesses, however, empty pallets can stack up over t
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Talking To The Source: Dr. Jennifer Russell of Virginia Tech and the Circular Economy – Part 2

Dr. Jennifer Russell
*Editor’s Note: The viewpoint and statements of the following post may not reflect the views of Nature’s Packaging, however, we are always committed to providing an open forum for all members of the forest and forest products community. What is value retention and how do we all
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Talking To The Source: Dr. Jennifer Russell of Virginia Tech and the Circular Economy

Dr. Jennifer Russell
*Editor’s Note: The viewpoint and statements of the following post may not reflect the views of Nature’s Packaging, however, we are always committed to providing an open forum for all members of the forest and forest products community. Dr Russell, what is your role at Virginia
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Pallet Pool Class Specification: How does it affect supply?

When there are potentially millions of pallets in a pool, why do pallet buyers sometimes experience delays in filling an order? Often it can come down to the class (or grade) of pallet needed, according to one pallet broker who spoke anonymously to Nature’s Packaging. For example, the
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Talking to the Source: A Conversation with Leigh Greenwood of The Nature Conservancy

*Editor’s note: The viewpoint and statements of the following post may not reflect the views of Nature’s Packaging, however, we are always committed to providing an open forum for all members of the forest and forest products community. What does your organization do, and
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Talking to the Source: Conversation with a Lumber Broker

For this blog, Nature’s Packaging reached out to a lumber wholesaler based out of Canada within the Quebec province. The company supplies products to the wooden pallet industry as well as the fence industry.  NP: What does a lumber broker do? A good lumber broker offers value add
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How Wood Pallets are Recycled into New Products

pile of pallet wood scraps ready for recycling
Wood pallets are highly sustainable, in part because of their high rate of recyclability. According to the latest research available, 508 million wood pallets are produced annually in the U.S. each year, while only 25 million of them end up in landfills, down from 178.5 million in 199
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Pallet Tracking: Then and Now

Stack of Pallets
Pallet tracking has evolved tremendously over the last 40 years, and it continues to transform with the adoption of new technologies. Before we begin the discussion, let’s review this deceptively ambiguous term and provide some clarification. What is Wood Pallet Tracking? Many pallet
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Block and Stringer Pallets: What makes them different?

Recycled wooden block and stringer pallet stacks
Do you have an unusual material handling application? No problem. Wood pallets can be designed in an infinite variety of ways to meet the unique needs of any supply chain. Aside from the fact that wood is a highly sustainable choice for pallets, one of its many wonders is also being a
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