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Timber reuse a growth area

12 December 2012

More timber pallets and packaging are being reused, repaired or recycled, according to a comprehensive new study of the timber packaging industry. Nick Moore of Timbertrends told members of the Timber Packaging &

More timber pallets and packaging are being reused, repaired or recycled, according to a comprehensive new study of the timber packaging industry.

Nick Moore of Timbertrends told members of the Timber Packaging & Pallets Confederation (TIMCON) that the quantity of recycled or reused pallets as a proportion of the total rose from 55 per cent to 62.2 per cent between 2009 and 2010; and the amount of reused/recycled timber used in manufacture increased from 9 per cent to 12.7 per cent of the total. The market for new pallets as a proportion has decreased in favour of pooling and recovery.

"We are pleased to note the growth in use of home-grown wood in the manufacture of pallets and packaging," added TIMCON president John Dye (pictured).
 
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