Preliminary results of a research project conducted by Virginia Tech on the disposal of wood pallets at landfill sites reveal that 95% of wooden pallets are being recycled. The landfill avoidance study was independently conducted at Virginia Tech over two years. Both municipal and solid waste (MSW) and construction and demolition (C&D) landfill facilities were surveyed to better understand how pallets were being handled at these facilities. According to the study, the number of pallets entering the landfill reduced by 86%, for both MSW and C&D facilities. Environmental awareness, limited space and a desire to be more waste efficient have driven many of these facilities to sort and recover certain types of waste. The overall presence of wood pallets at landfill facilities also significantly decreased. Click Read More below for additional information.
After significant consultation with key stakeholders, Canada’s Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry released a report today entitled: “Feast or Famine: Impacts of climate change and carbon pricing on agriculture, agri-food and forestry.”
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) was very pleased to participate in this important dialogue, which culminated in the publication of today’s report. The Senate findings included a list of 16 recommendations, many of which underscore the importance of the Canada’s forests and the forest products sector in addressing the climate change challenge.
Of particular interest to FPAC were the Committee’s suggestions related to the importance of forest bioproducts and the role they play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. FPAC was also pleased to note the Committee’s support for continued R&D investments that incents new ideas. “We are delighted that the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry acknowledges the importance of forest management in Canada and promotes initiatives to accelerate innovation in Canadian forestry operations,” offered FPAC CEO, Derek Nighbor.