Pallets = Weight. Weight = Fuel. Fuel = Carbon.
So shouldn't we use lighter pallets?
Trucks use shipping pallets made of wood to haul products that we consume. But here’s the thing: Corrugated cardboard pallets are just as strong and can carry just as much as conventional wooden pallets, yet they weigh about 80% less. And with 2 billion pallets in circulation in the United States right now, this makes a huge difference — about an 80 billion pound difference, to be exact. Imagine the fuel we could save each year by not hauling 80 billion pounds of dead weight. Now imagine what a huge difference this would make in carbon emissions.