What are the Different Pallet Types?
Pallets come in three different materials; wood, moulded wooden pallets, and plastic.
Wooden pallets are the most common, made from planks of wood secured around a main frame. Moulded wooden pallets are made from recycled wood that is pressed into a mould, resulting in the pallet structure. Both of these pallets are highly recyclable.
Are Plastic Pallets Recyclable?
Plastic pallets, often made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), are recyclable. Although the recycling of plastic pallets is slightly more complex and involves processing them with other plastic materials, these pallets are able to be recycled.
When compared to wooden pallets, plastic pallets do tend to last longer and be more durable, however the recycling process is less simple.