Environmental Impact

1Estimates show we lose 137 animal, plant, and insect species each day due to deforestation, equating to 50,000 species every single year.

After foraging through the forests, carcinogenic chemicals and life-threatening bacterias are applied to pallets, transforming them into lethal platforms for transporting our food and drinks, our medicines, and many other products we consume daily. Wood pallets have become a major factor in our planet’s deforestation.

Deforestation is one of the largest contributors to global warming and our Earth’s sudden spike in temperatures.

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354% of wood pallets are used for only one shipment, and then either stored, burned, or thrown away.

It is estimated that nearly 30% of CO2 buildup in our atmosphere can be attributed to deforestation over the past 150 years.

The Arson Bureau of the New York State Fire and Prevention and Control conducted a nonscientific test to compare how plastic pallets burn compared to those built from wood. Their findings indicated that plastic pallets burned hotter and quicker than their wooden counterparts.

Approximately 4.2 million tons of wood pallet materials were landfilled in the US in 1995; this equals 1.4% of total waste and 19.6% of total wood waste landfilled.

According to the World Resources Institute, more than 80 percent of the Earth’s natural forests already have been destroyed.

Burning wooden and plastic pallets can produce irritating and potentially toxic fumes and gases, including carbon monoxide, aldehydes and organic acids that can affect our Earth’s atmosphere, and workers and residents near the fire’s burn radius.

 

Our SLIP-TRAY is 100% recyclable into itself.