Building a Greener Supply Chain Together

When you choose sustainable pallets for your supply chain, your business is helping to reduce negative impacts on the environment. Simple as that.

More than 93% of all goods in the United States are shipped using pallets.

That's why it's more important than ever to make your supply chain environmentally responsible and act on sustainable shipping strategies.

Using recycled wooden pallets can not only help to reduce waste, but it can also help to preserve resources for future generations to come. No matter what type of pallets you're using, make sure they're pallets for the planet.

pallets in circulation in the U.S.
trees planted in the U.S. each year
new pallets produced each year

Why Pallets for the Planet?

This initiative raises awareness of sustainable supply chain practices, and how we can all work together to reduce negative impacts on the environment. In fact, using recycled pallets has a climate-positive effect on the planet by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
It's all about recycling and reuse. Together, we can implement more sustainable practices that will help reduce waste and preserve resources for future generations to come.

Sustainability at our core

As we look to the planet that future generations will inherit, it's essential that supply chains operate sustainably. Sustainability means meeting our own needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Put simply, what we do now will impact how we live later. 

At 48forty, we are committed to operating sustainably as well as helping our customers lower their carbon footprint, minimize waste, and achieve their sustainability goals in a cost-efficient manner.

48forty has diverted 10.3 million tons of waste from landfills
48forty has prevented 12.5 million tons of CO2e
48forty has conserved 49 million trees
Reducing waste generated at our recycling plants every year.
Optimizing truck routes to reduce fuel consumption.
Reducing waste at our retail customer sites.

Leading by example

Celebrating our industry's first greenly silver climate strategy rating

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Build a sustainable supply chain

Implementing environmentally responsible practices in your supply chain and pallet management operations doesn't happen overnight. Take your sustainability initiatives to the next level with our Building a Sustainable Supply Chain Checklist. This resource will help you get the conversation started and understand your organization's sustainability needs.
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Disclosure: The waste diversion, CO2e prevention and tree conservation metrics are  estimates based on the EPA Waste Reduction Model v15 (WARM) for “dimensional lumber.” It is derived by taking the difference between the net CO2 emissions produced by landfilling and the net CO2 emissions produced by recycling dimensional lumber. For more information, consult: For trees and lumbers conversions, consult pine units / timber conversions, average log per tree, and the USDA Forest Service - Forest Products Laboratory "Wood Pallet Manufacturing" report, page 15, for weights of commercial wood species. Calculator assumes standard dimension specifications for a 48x40 GMA pallet.