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Title: Life cycle assessment of U.S wood pallet production

Source: fplrip-4851-016-NWPCA-Bergman-Alanya-Gething

Author(s)Bergman, Richard; Alanya-Rosenbaum, Sevda; Gething, Brad A.

Publication Year: 2016  View PDF »

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Category: Research In Progress

Abstract:  Packaging used for shipping is an important component of the complex supply chain of many products. Currently in the United States, more than 1.8 billion pallets are in service, being used to transport a variety of goods. This number is expected to increase 1.9% per year (NWPCA 2016, PR Newswire 2016). With increasing demand and implementation of sustainable production and services at the global level, wood pallet manufacturers must provide verified data on current performance of wood pallet production and increase their environmental performance to enhance their competitiveness in the market and satisfy customer needs. A comprehensive environmental assessment of U.S. wood pallet production is required to achieve this.

Keywords: life cycle assessment (LCA); environmental product declaration (EPD)

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

Date posted: 09/22/2016
RITS Product ID: 81793
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Bergman, Richard
Research Forest Products Technologist

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