Global Wood Packaging Forum Celebrates Certification of Carbon Footprint of Wood Pallets

The Global Wood Packaging Forum (GWPF) congratulates the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association (NWPCA) and the Pallet Foundation on its Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for United States Wooden Pallets. This document, certified by UL (formerly Underwriter Laboratories) and produced in conjunction with Forest Products Lab, the research wing of the U.S. Forest Service, is the first of its kind for a product in the distribution packaging space. This declaration speaks to the quantitative impact that wooden pallets have on the environment beyond their reusable, recyclable and biodegradable qualities.

The Supply Chain’s Unsung Hero: The Wooden Pallet

The impact that wooden pallets and containers have on the supply chain as an important and sustainable stakeholder, especially how it impacts up the chain of supply and demand for the industry’s customer base, is a message that cuts across the cluttered decision making process that companies are faced with when choosing their distribution packaging.

NWPCA Announces Environmental Product Declaration for U.S. Wooden Pallets

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) on Wooden Pallets were certified by UL, a leading EPD operator, and developed in conjunction with Forest Products Laboratory, the national research lab of the United States Forest Service. Today, the National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (NWPCA) and the Pallet Foundation presented an Environmental Product […]

Pallet Manufacturing is an “Essential Service” and “Critical Infrastructure” for Supply Chain Continuity and COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

Statement from the Global Wood Packaging Forum As our global leaders across the world put in place emergency measures to protect the world’s population from the spread of COVID-19, we respectfully urge that policies being developed and implemented safeguard the ability of essential businesses to continue operations. We need to avoid an inadvertent mistake that […]

Wood pallet industry welcomes Waste Directive changes

FEFPEB welcomes changes that affect how recycling targets for wooden packaging are calculated, following work by the industry. The European Federation of Wooden Pallet and Packaging Manufacturers (FEFPEB) said the European Union has accepted that wood used in both the reuse and repair of pallets and packaging should be included in the calculation of recycling […]

Environmental Excellence

Robust Properties

Wood is not only one of the most sustainable manufacturing materials; it is also embodied with structural properties that offer a number of benefits including flexibility, durability and ease of application.

Quality Assurance

All wood packaging, and in particular wood pallets, is designed to support a unit load, which consists of the pallet or crate, the packaging or product being carried, and any materials used to stabilize the entity so it can be moved as a unit through the supply chain. This requires an understanding of safe maximum […]