We have been encouraging our supply chain to make use of corrugated cardboard pallets, and have bought some for site to move materials around with. This is because there are far too many wooden pallets on many construction sites. Although, weather conditions should be taken into consideration when using these cardboard pallets.
Paper fibre for corrugated packaging is a renewable resource, based on high levels of recycling, combined with responsible forest management.
New fibre and virgin papers derive from sustainably managed forests, where the number of trees planted at least matches the impact of harvesting. In fact, in Europe, the area of forest has grown by 17 million hectares in the last 20 years and 33% more trees grow every year than are harvested.
Growing trees are vital in absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. Healthy, well managed forest resources, used to support many industries including corrugated packaging, play a cogent, economically necessary role in controlling green house gases.
Entry submitted by Morgan Sindall.
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