VIENNA, Ohio--Litco International Inc.’s Inca presswood pallets, core plugs and boards recently received Cradle-to-Cradle certification at the Silver tier from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC).
The presswood pallets are the first pallets to achieve the honor, which recognizes ingredients, recyclability and design.
MBDC’s Cradle-to-Cradle certification is awarded to products meeting specific criteria for human health, environmental health, manufacturing characteristics and lifecycle attributes. To earn the certification, products must be evaluated for their ingredient chemistry, designed for reuse through recycling or composting and moving toward manufacturing with renewable energy and energy- and water-efficient methods.
Litco’s Inca presswood products are made from waste wood and completely reusable and recyclable. They are said to be free of bugs, bark and mold, which makes them suitable for exporting. Innovative design features include construction that is 60% lighter than conventional hardwood pallets and a space-saving, nestable configuration that saves space in shipping and warehousing.