Every week pallets come into Juneau loaded with goods we all need. But what happens to the pallets after that?
When we ship paper in, we stack our pallets outside for anyone in Juneau to pick up and use. They may turn into fun upcycled furniture, be reused to move things south, or get burned as firewood. Those are all ok uses for the wood, better than going into the landfill, but…
We’re looking for a better solution.
In Juneau, we don’t have an efficient solution for recovery, repair, recycling, or reuse of pallets.
Why does it matter?
Putting organic materials including wood into landfills:
- Increases methane gas emissions.
- Takes up valuable space.
- Wastes useful materials.