Environmental Issues:


  Wood Promoted as Green Building Material - A new strategy from the USDA to promote the use of wood as a green building material will ensure that the sustainability of wood will be recognized in the ever-growing green building industry.  (5/1/2011)

  Forest Health Focus: An Even-aged Approach to Forest Regeneration and Biodiversity - Forestry expert explains why clearcutting can be an effective, environmentally sound harvesting tool if done right and you can't just the result by a single snapshot in time.   (5/1/2011)

  Forest Health Focus: Clearcut Proof on the Landscape, Forest Growth Cycles Cannot Be Ignored - Analysis of a battle-ground timber harvest show the real ecological story of clearcuts in California''s forests. This controversial harvesting method can be part of a well-planned forest regeneration strategy.   (5/1/2011)

  How Green Are Your Pallets? A Closer Look at Sustainability and the Pallet Industry - Consultant Andrew Mosqueda explores the real world experiences that can undermine sustainability claims when bad forecasting leads to greater supply chain costs.   (9/1/2010)

  Life Cycle Analysis Underscores Environmental Challenges of Plastic Pallets - New life cycle analysis by CHEP underscores environmental challenges of plastic pallets.  (4/1/2010)

  Separating Fact from Mere Marketing Spin: Green Certification Validates Eco Claims for Pallet Companies - A look at what green certification means to pallets companies and several certification agencies available.  (11/1/2009)

  Carbon Trading Adds Value to Forest Land: How Landowners Can Participate in Environmental Service Markets - Carbon Credits: Discover the basics of how carbon credits work and how they could change the future of the forest products industry.  (3/1/2009)

  Markets in Transition: Environmental Claims About Pallets More Than Material - Pallet users need to realize that there is more to the question of environmental responsibility than whether a pallet is plastic or wood (or another material) or which pooling company owns it.   (2/1/2009)

  Emerging Cellulosic Ethanol Industry Could Prove to Be Boon for Forestry - Fuel from Wood: Several companies are forging ahead with scientific breakthroughs that make production of ethanol from wood fiber easier and more economically feasible.  (7/1/2008)

  Customer Interest in Going Green Spawns New Pallet Carbon Calculator - Carbon Footprint: New software program from a British pallet industry trade organization can calculate the carbon 'footprint' of a pallet.  (5/1/2008)

  Markets in Transition: Columnist Shifts to Totally Environmental Focus! - The environmental angle has gone to a new level over the last year, and to prove the competitive market really does work, the various products have been all claiming status as members of the ‘E-Team’ in staking out the environmental high ground.   (5/1/2008)

  Quantifying a Sustainable Future: Pallet Researcher Answers Tough Questions On Sustainability - Pallets & the Environment: Interest in monitoring environmental impacts of packaging is here to stay, says Dr. Mark White, a leading pallet industry researcher; Wal-Mart puts focus on sustainability.  (11/1/2007)