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Furniture from heat treated wood pallets

Reuse, Reduce, Recycle. We have all heard these three words and it seems that more and more people are actually realizing their true meaning and the importance of putting them into practice. For some environmentally conscious individuals “Reuse, Reduce, Recycle” means passing along children’s clothes to a friend or neighbour, others take this idea a step further by turning a necessity of today’s modern society into beautiful, functional and ecological items. Wood pallets are being used to make everything from vibrant coloured folding chairs1, houses2, birdhouses, and even guitars. You name it; someone has likely used a wooden pallet to make it!

Environmentally friendly wooden pallets
Not only have wood shipping pallets always been either repairable or used to build new wood pallets; today, pallets are becoming even more environmentally friendly. Requiring very little construction knowledge or additional materials, wooden shipping pallets can be recycled into original and creative items. Try doing that with the so-called environmentally friendly plastic pallets! (Read The greener choice in shipping pallets)

Reuse wood pallets
The reuse program includes all products that can be reclaimed in other items (e.g.: using parts from one wood pallet to repair another) or products that can be used to make new objects. Turning wood pallets into useful, innovative and fun items not only helps the environment, but allows you to save money while developing your creative side!

Heat treated wood pallets
With the medication recalls in the news this past year due to certain pharmaceutical products having being shipped on chemically treated wood pallets, or stored in chemically treated wood crates, it is not surprising that we highly recommend that you turn towards heat treated pallets to make your recycled items. (Read Heat treated wood pallets)

Heat treated wood pallets are sterilized by heating the wood shipping pallet or wood crate at high temperatures in order for the product to reach a core temperature of at least 56 °C (132.8 °F) for a minimum of 30 minutes. This sterilization method abides by the strictest cleanliness and sterilization standards which are compulsory in the food and pharmaceutical industries.

Reuse, Reduce, and Recycle
So, the next time you are considering going to the hardware store to pick up some wood to build that tree house your kids have been longing for, be sure to consider using pallet wood for your project. For the cost of a bucket of nails and a good saw, you will be contributing to the planet’s reduce, reuse and recycle program in a very tangible manner and your kids will thank you for it!

L.C.N. inc. is a wood crate and wood pallet manufacturer. L.C.N. inc. was the first North American wooden pallets manufacturer to offer heat treatment of assembled loading pallets. Not only does our heat treatment process enable our products to meet the strictest cleanliness and sterilization standards as required by the food and pharmaceutical industries, they are safely reusable. Contact L.C.N. inc.


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L.C.N inc.
1180, Route 243, C.P. 210
Saint-Félix-de-Kingsey (Québec)

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