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2 Types of Recycled Pallets for Export

2 Types of Recycled Pallets for Export The sustainable standards of ISPM 15 regulations apply to recycled wood pallets and prevent them from spreading wood boring insects across international borders. These standards help ensure recycled wood pallet and crate companies do their part t
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Wood Pallets and ZIKA: Get the Facts

How Mosquitos Cross Borders The spread of the Zika virus within the United States has changed the protocol for exporting shipments to other countries. However, this hasn’t changed the way wood pallets are prepared for export. As described in our previous post, the ISPM 15 requirements
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ISPM 15 and Sustainability

History of ISPM 15 The International Stands for Phytosanitary Measures No. 15, referred to in the industry as ISPM 15, is an International Phytosanitary Measure developed by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). According to its documentation, the primary goal is to “r
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Successes of the Montreal Protocol

The Montreal Protocol This month marks the 26th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, one of the most successful international treaties that has, among other things, reduced the amount of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere. Forests are also critical in meeting the challenge of
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Finding Pallets for DIY Projects

Finding Pallets for DIY Projects In the United States its estimated that there are more than 4 billion pallets in circulation yet about 100 million still end up in landfills. One growing trend that has helped keep pallets out of landfills is using them for do-it-yourself (DIY) project
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What Happens After a Forest Fire

Life Returns After a Forest Fire Forest floors after a fire are ripe with nutrients to support new life. A natural part of the forests’ life cycle, plants and animals have adapted to survive and thrive after such fires. Most animals flee from the initial scene of the fire but over tim
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Fighting Forest Fires and Climate Change

Fighting Forest Fires and Climate Change Fire is a natural event that provides the following benefits to land once it has burned: cleans the forest floor, increases available water supply to the habitat, kills diseases, and supports new plant life. However, in recent decades forest fi
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Forest Fire Prevention: Facts, the Public Campaign and Best Practices

Forest Fire Prevention: Facts, the Public Campaign and Best Practices The United States National Park Service estimates that in the United States, 90% of all forest fires are caused by humans and the remaining 10% are from natural causes. Humans can cause forest fires from campfires t
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Mulch and Pallets: A Connected Life-Cycle

Wooden pallets can be recycled many times over. At some point though their cargo-carrying days are over. However, that is not the end of the line. It is actually the beginning of a new life cycle for a different product: hardwood mulch.
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