VIENNA, Ohio, July 19, 2018 — Litco International, Inc. is pleased to announce its Inca Engineered Molded WoodTM Pallets and Core Plugs have been recertified in the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program. Litco’s ExporterTM and RetailerTM pallet and core plug line is the first of its kind to be inducted into the program. The line was awarded recertification at the BRONZE level overall while also achieving GOLD in the category of material utilization.
To improve the overall environmental impact of its engineered molded wood products, Litco worked closely with MBDC, the creators and foremost assessors of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Program, to identify areas of strength and improvement across all five Cradle to Cradle attributes: material health, material re-utilization (often referred to as circular economy), renewable energy, water stewardship and social fairness.
Molded wood products sold by Litco re-purpose damaged logs, wood waste and other wood by-products in the manufacturing process. Pallets and core plugs are designed from the start to be reused multiple times and recycled.
Gary Sharon, Litco Executive Vice President, said, “We are extremely pleased with the continuous improvements made to our products especially since it illustrates our dedication to sustainability and the advancement of the concept of a circular economy. Our products remain part of the circular economy through reuse and resale as mulch, filler, animal bedding and boiler fuel. Due to our emphasis on Cradle to Cradle design innovation, we received GOLD recognition for the second component of assessment, material re-utilization.”
About Litco International, Inc:
Since 1962 Litco has specialized in innovative distribution and transport packaging solutions, including engineered molded wood pallets and core plugs made from plant-based, renewable materials. All Litco products are designed to Carry your products safely and securely on through the most demanding supply chains. Engineered wood products ship nationwide from Dover, Ohio and Sardis, Mississippi.
MBDC was founded in 1995 by world-renowned architect William McDonough and chemist Dr. Michael Braungart. MBDC originated the Cradle to Cradle® design framework and the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products program. MBDC leads companies to create a world of good by assessing product designs and integrating the framework into corporate strategy, communications, operations and supply chains. Cradle to Cradle® is a registered trademark of MBDC.