More timber pallets and packaging than ever are being reused, repaired or recycled, according to a comprehensive new study of the timber packaging industry.
Nick Moore of Timbertrends told members of the Timber
Packaging & Pallets Confederation (TIMCON) that the quantity of
recycled or reused pallets as a proportion of the total rose from
55 per cent to 62.2 per cent between 2009 and 2010; and the
amount of reused/recycled timber used in manufacture increased from
9 per cent to 12.7 per cent of the total. The market for new
pallets as a proportion, meanwhile, has decreased in favour of
pooling and recovery activity.
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