Packaging is a North American initiative to develop and deliver sound,
fact-based materials on the environmental opportunities associated with your wood
packaging selection decisions. It is our
firm belief this information will lead to your expanded use of wood packaging,
and collectively we’ll improve the environmental while addressing the growing
needs of global distribution.
vast majority of consumer and manufacturing goods, domestically and
internationally, move because of wooden pallets, crates, boxes and bins, and
for good reason, they are an exceptionally strong, economical, durable,
flexible, safe and a sustainable choice.
There are more than 2,683 (U.S.) 489 (Canada) mostly small family
businesses operating in all 50 states and Canadian provinces. These family business are proud to be the
integral piece of the North American supply chain, from forest and farm to
factory and fork.
to the U.S. Forest Service, there were 119% more hardwood trees in 2007 than in
1953, with the growth-to-removal ratio of 2.00 (two new trees for every one
removed). Want more good news? Each year 1.7 billion trees are planted in
the United States – more than five trees for every man, woman and child in
America – an average of 4.8 million seedlings each day. Help us celebrate Natures Packaging!
Packaging was developed with support of The Pallet Foundation (a 501 c3
non-profit foundation), National Wooden Pallet & Container Association, palletcentral.com the Canadian Wood Pallet and
Container Association (CWPCA), and Western Pallet Association (WPA)
· Vision: for the expanded use of wood packaging to
improve the environment while delivering the growing needs of global
· Mission: Increase
the use of wooden packaging through educating and informing customers,
packaging specialists and packaging students of wood’s environmental benefits.