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How Forest Certification Non-Profits Were Born

How Forest Certification Non-Profits Were Born In 1992 the United Nations met in Rio de Janiero in what’s now known as the Earth Summit. At this meeting, 172 governments participated to discuss continuing effects of climate change and how to stop it. One of the non-legally binding doc
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How Foresters Limit Their Carbon Footprint

How Foresters Limit Their Carbon Footprint Forests absorb airborne carbon dioxide, store carbon in wood, and return pure fresh oxygen to the atmosphere. As that process continues, though, gases in the atmosphere absorb the planet’s heat and radiate it in all directions. When that heat
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The Carbon Cycle

The Carbon Cycle Forest ecosystems play an important role in regulating the atmosphere’s chemical composition. Young trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, store the carbon within their trunks while they grow, and release oxygen, giving us clean air to breathe. In fact, tree
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Upcycled Wood Pallets: The Forklift & Palate Restaurant

The Forklift & Palate Restaurant If the walls of the Forklift & Palate Restaurant could talk, they would tell a tale of American enterprise and vision comingled with respect and care for the environment. The Forklift & Palate Restaurant is housed along with The Warehouse H
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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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