Did you know? Nearly 170m wood pallets are repaired and recycled each year. They can be recycled into mulch for landscapes, fuel pellets, pet bedding, pressed longs and medium density fiberboard.
Wood has always been the most common material used for pallets in the United States due to its durability, cost-effectiveness, ability to be repaired, and minimal consumption of natural resources.
Plastic pallets (made from high-density polyethylene or HDPE), have become more prevalent, though plastic pallets are still used in less than 10% of applications. The production of a common 48×40” plastic pallet consumes eight times more raw material than a comparable reusable wood pallet