If you're interested in plastic pallets, the September print issue of Modern Materials Handling is worth a look. The magazine carries an extensive feature on the pallet industry in which the growth of plastic pallets is highlighted. The story notes that plastic "still represent a small slice of the total pallet market -- with wood comprising more than 90 percent of market share -- they've been steadily growing in use over the last few years." One driver: Wal-Mart's Sustainable Product Initiative. "The Material Handling Industry has stated that the plastic pallet market has doubled in size over the last 10 years," Margot Beesley, a spokeswoman for Buckhorn Inc. told the magazine. "As companies are trying to be more eco-friendly, the reusable nature of plastic pallets makes them more attractive." Thanks to Roger Renstrom, our West Coast correspondent, for pointing out this coverage.
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