Stay on top of your sustainability goals – and rest assured we’re staying on top of ours.
Because our environment is our responsibility.
Environmental stewardship is at the core of what we do at PLA. Our business model is inherently circular, reducing raw material needs for the shipment of palletized goods through recycled pallets, and the reduction of waste at the end of the supply chain by recycling used pallets into new, usable pallets.
Within our facilities, we are always looking for more efficient ways of repairing, recycling, and reusing wooden pallets. Each unrepairable pallet is dismantled, and all salvageable material is recycled, re-cut, and used for reconditioned pallets. Non-salvageable material is sent through a grinding machine and used for particle board, OSB, mulch, animal bedding, and co-generation for the production of environmentally friendly fuel.
Helping our customers stay on top of their environmental targets.
We process over 100 million pallets each year, reducing the environmental impact of manufacturers and retailers across the country.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATIONThe NWPCA has published an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) that documents the impact wood pallets have on the environment through a life cycle assessment (LCA).
Committed to sustainable business practices
We track our sustainability scorecard metrics in real time, and we’re always looking for ways to further reduce the environmental impact of our products, services, and operations.
The use of recycled pallets reduces the number of trees harvested, volume of waste sent to landfills, and CO2 emitted into the environment.
Learn how PLA helps our customers stay on top of their sustainability goals
PLA’s products, services, and operational efficiency help reduce our environmental impact and that of our customers.