Nature’s Packaging is a North American initiative to develop and deliver sound, fact-based materials on the environmental opportunities associated with your wood packaging selection decisions.  It is our firm belief this information will lead to your expanded use of wood packaging, and collectively we’ll improve the environmental while addressing the growing needs of global distribution.


The vast majority of consumer and manufacturing goods, domestically and internationally, move because of wooden pallets, crates, boxes and bins, and for good reason, they are an exceptionally strong, economical, durable, flexible, safe and a sustainable choice.  There are more than 2,683 (U.S.) 489 (Canada) mostly small family businesses operating in all 50 states and Canadian provinces.  These family business are proud to be the integral piece of the North American supply chain, from forest and farm to factory and fork.


According to the U.S. Forest Service, there were 119% more hardwood trees in 2007 than in 1953, with the growth-to-removal ratio of 2.00 (two new trees for every one removed).  Want more good news?  Each year 1.7 billion trees are planted in the United States – more than five trees for every man, woman and child in America – an average of 4.8 million seedlings each day.  Help us celebrate Natures Packaging!

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Nature’s Packaging was developed with support of The Pallet Foundation (a 501 c3 non-profit foundation), National Wooden Pallet & Container Association, palletcentral.com the Canadian Wood Pallet and Container Association (CWPCA), and Western Pallet Association (WPA)

·       Vision:  for the expanded use of wood packaging to improve the environment while delivering the growing needs of global distribution

·       Mission: Increase the use of wooden packaging through educating and informing customers, packaging specialists and packaging students of wood’s environmental benefits.