IKEA Swaps Wooden Shipping Pallets For Eco-Friendly Cardboard

IKEA Swaps Wooden Shipping Pallets For Eco-Friendly Cardboard

The Swedish retailer is repurposing basic recycled materials to save money on space and transportation.

Emma Hutchings
  • 4 january 2012

This month, Swedish retailer IKEA is replacing its wooden shipping pallets with a thinner, lighter and cheaper alternative made from corrugated cardboard. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the company uses 10 million pallets to ship its goods to 287 stores in 26 countries. The new cardboard pallets will be able to support weights of up to 1,650 pounds, the same as timber.

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