(1) Conduct an internal assessment to determine the pallet requirements:
a) life cycle of pallets in your business by mapping out the purchase, logistics approach, and disposal processes.
b) cost per pallet including volume of purchases, disposal costs, and investigate pallet usage.
c) pallet supplier contracts and certifications.
d) pallet specifications (such as type of material used, weight, load capacity, % recycled or refurbished, structural design).
(2) Calculate the footprint of your wooden pallets using this EPA certified calculator.