Entries by Glenn Meeks

The New Nature’s Packaging

Welcome Friends! The Pallet Foundation, in conjunction with the National Wooden Pallet and Container Association, the Western Pallet Association, and the Canadian Wood Pallet and Container Association are proud to present the newly re-designed Nature’s Packaging website! The new website is now more user-friendly than ever with easier navigation and packed full of resources that […]

Renewable Resources-Woody Biomass

Wood is one of nature’s best and most abundant renewable resources and human beings have used wood in a myriad of ways since time immemorial. In lockstep with technological progress, the utilization of wood products has advanced to create new opportunities in such diverse fields as architecture, computer technology, and energy consumption. In this week’s […]

The Triple Bottom Line

As issues related to climate change, recycling of resources, and carbon emissions become ever more important to the public, many companies are being guided by the present social awareness and political initiatives to implement more sustainability practices into their normal business operations. Additionally, many C-suite executives of companies are using their leadership to focus on […]

All Things Wood: USFS-Forest Products Laboratory

With a recycling rate at 95%, wood pallets and containers are an essential part of environmentally friendly initiatives to create a more sustainable supply chain. Much of the research in wood products as a renewable, sustainable resource is conducted by the forest products industry in conjunction with government entities. In this week’s post, Nature’s Packaging […]

ISPM-15 Protects Forest from Harmful Pests

Wood packaging such as crates and pallets are critical to international trade, and to the global economy. Consider that almost two billion wood pallets are used daily within the United States to store and transport goods, and that approximately $400 billion worth of American trade is exported each year using wood pallets and containers. Wooden […]

Innovation in Wood – Cross Laminated Timber

The W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana is just one of an increasing number of institutions looking to cross-laminated timber (CLT) for new construction. UM recently requested money from the state legislature to help fund the building of its new $45 million CLT building, to be built from wood […]

TIL – The Women In Wood Group

Women are an integral part of the forest and forest products eco-system. Their impact in every area, from science to recreation, to corporate and government, has propelled the forest and wood industries to new places and perspectives. In this post we celebrate Women’s History Month in March, Nature’s Packaging has reached out to the Women […]

Windows to Wearables: Innovation in Wood Products

While wood products have been used by humanity for millennia, researchers are recently finding new and exciting ways that the material can be used to promote sustainability. The forest products sector welcomes these exciting new opportunities for wood products, particularly for its woody residuals such as sawdust, bark, and chips. Woody residuals are generated from […]

Find Out More About the Forest Products Industry

From the structures we call home, to the colored mulch in our flower bed, to the wooden pallets that deliver the goods we rely on, products from grown forests play a crucial role in our lives. So exactly what are forest products? Simply stated, forest products are materials derived from trees that are used for […]

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