Sustainable Packaging – One tree per Order

Date: 13 October 2011
We’ve all heard manufacturers talking about the environmental sustainability of their production methods, transport policies and packaging solutions.

But it is very difficult to know whether these are really ‘good’ or ‘better’ for the environment than others. However, it is difficult to argue with facts about carbon footprints and CO2 emissions – and there is a German company that is very passionate about that: Exportverpackung Sehnde GmbH, Heye International’s supplier of transport packaging solutions.

Expanding on an innovative national forestry management initiative dating back to the 18th Century, Exportverpackung Sehnde GmbH is committed to minimising and, ultimately, completely offsetting the carbon footprint of its products – wooden packaging palettes. You might say that the obvious way to conserve the environment is not to use natural resources like wood as raw materials; after all, plastic palettes are widely available. But the simple fact is that a plastic palette has a carbon footprint of 40kg of CO2, whereas that of a wooden palette is only 27.51kg – a potentially world changing difference.

So, we at Heye International support their initiative to plant at least 13,000 new trees – one for every single packaging order.

600450 Sustainable Packaging – One tree per Order
Date: 13 October 2011

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