This project will be a continuation of a project, in which we proposed to carry out a reuse and environmental impact analysis of both cardboard boxes and wood pallets, both of which are widely used for material handling and packaging. This coming semester, the analysis will only narrow down to wooden pallets.
The objectives of this research is to:
1. Carry out a detailed literature review to determine the current usage and tonnage of pallets that are used in the USA
2. Analyze the current ways in which wooden pellets are reused, recycled or remanufactured
3. Design an environmental impact assessment by considering the Life Cycle Analysis methodology