April marks Earth month, a month dedicated to supporting and promoting sustainability and the importance of taking care of our planet. Read on to learn more about how our recycling plants are contributing to a healthier Earth.
Here at 48forty, recycling is a core part of our culture and it requires a team effort to be successful. We reached out to several of our plants who are top recyclers to learn more about their efforts and how they're contributing to a healthier Earth. Read on to learn more about their innovative practices! (Answers have been lightly edited for clarity).
What are the main ways your plant recycles pallets?
Allegheny Recycled Products (APR):
By utilizing recycled pallets our customers are able to reduce their carbon footprint, and improve the sustainability of their business. We have proved to be an essential part for our customers in meeting many of their environmental goals.
Nearly everything sold in the United States goes on a pallet. How do you feel about the big environmental impact of your work at 48forty?
It's a privilege that in our day to day work, we play a key role in reducing waste and protecting our environment.
Oregon Pallet:It feels great to work with a company that supports our complete utilization of recycled materials and allows for our ongoing passion for sustainability.
In 2021 alone, 48forty repaired, recycled and reissued nearly 125 million pallets. That's equivalent to saving 12 million trees, diverting approximately 2.5 million tons of used lumber from landfills, and avoiding approximately 1 million metric tons of GHG emissions (CO2-E).