In the linked article, environmentalist Dick McCarrick looks at some of the pros and cons of wood pallets and the issue of pallet disposal. In the final analysis, he suggests that:
Pallets may not be the most scintillating of dinnertime conversation topics, but given their ubiquity — along with their associated environmental issues cited in this article — they probably merit more public attention and discussion than they currently receive. At a minimum, they can serve as an example of how environmental awareness doesn’t consist solely of considering and debating global, high-profile subjects; one also needs to take into account smaller, more local issues that may not receive a great deal of media notice.
Not surprisingly, I agree wholeheartedly that pallets deserve more thoughtful discussion. But I’m still thinking about Dick’s second thought and if he is suggesting that unwanted pallet accumulations are a local problem, rather than systemic. I would suggest them to be both.
Read more at Environmental Leader.
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