An independent Life Cycle Analysis has examined the environmental impact of the 3 types of pallets commonly used today — the pooled multi-use wood pallet, the single-use wood pallet and iGPS' pooled all-plastic pallet. Conducted in accordance with international standards, the analysis examined the "cradle-to-grave" impact each pallet type has on the environment, including global warming, ozone depletion and toxicity.
The analysis concluded that, even utilizing conservative assumptions, iGPS' all-plastic pallet has dramatically less environmental impact than both the pooled multi-use wood pallet and one-way wood pallet. The facts are below.
Click here to view the Life Cycle Assessment Briefing Paper