Plastic Offers A Pest-Proof Alternative

Shipping internationally on plastic takes the worry out of pest problems with wood.


Treating wood pallets has so far only added about $1 to the cost of wood pallets, and the pallets only have to be treated once. They have to be retreated when they are reconditioned and put back into circulation, according to Bruce Scholnick, president and CEO of the National Wood Pallet and Container Association, based in Alexandria, VA.

“I can buy a reconditioned, treated wood pallet for about $5 and give that away,” says Dave Sandoval, president of BUS Systems, Spring Grove, IL, a supply chain and pallet management consulting service. “Where this could really become an issue is if countries start saying that they will not receive wood at all any more because of the risk.

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