Carbon Benefits of Not Landfilling Wood Pallets & Packaging



This calculator estimates the carbon benefits (in the form of greenhouse gas emissions reductions) of recycling commercial quantities of end-of-life wood pallets and packaging instead of disposing of them in landfill. The recycling options included are repair and reuse, recycling into animal bedding, landscape mulch or new particleboard and use to generate renewable energy.

For details of the factors and assumptions used in this calculator see the Recovered Wood Pallet and Packaging Carbon Calculator - Assumptions Report 2012.

How to Use

  1. Enter your company name and the period you want to calculate in the boxes above.
  2. Select from the dropdown list whether you have information on the weight of wood pallets/packaging or quantities of wood pallets.
  3. Enter the quantities or weights of your wood packaging and/or pallets recycled for the various end uses.
  4. The results will be automatically calculated.
  5. Scroll down the page to see detailed charts of where greenhouse gases are emitted or avoided.
  6. Click on the Print Report button to print a report of the results.
  7. Click on the Print Certificate button to print which includes a one page certificate summary of results.
 
Company:       Statement Period: e.g. Jan - Mar 2010
 
Calculate emissions by

Packaging
Weight (tonnes)
# of Light
Pallets
# of Medium
Pallets
# of Heavy
Pallets

Recycling Options
CO2e Emissions
Reduced (tonnes)
Pallets
Diverted (tonnes)
Repair & Reuse 0 0
Recycling into Animal Bedding 0 0
Recycling into Mulch 0 0
Renewable Energy 0 0
Particleboard 0 0
0 0 0 0
Total:
0 0

 

Repair & Reuse

0.00 tonnes CO2e Emissions
CO2e Emissions (tonnes)
Direct (positive) emissions (CO2e)
Reduced (negative) emissions (CO2e)
Process

Recycling into Animal Bedding

0.00 tonnes CO2e Emissions
CO2e Emissions (tonnes)
Direct (positive) emissions (CO2e)
Reduced (negative) emissions (CO2e)
Process

Recycling into Mulch

0.00 tonnes CO2e Emissions
CO2e Emissions (tonnes)
Direct (positive) emissions (CO2e)
Reduced (negative) emissions (CO2e)
Process

Renewable Energy

0.00 tonnes CO2e Emissions
CO2e Emissions (tonnes)
Direct (positive) emissions (CO2e)
Reduced (negative) emissions (CO2e)
Process

Recycling into Particleboard

0.00 tonnes CO2e Emissions
CO2e Emissions (tonnes)
Direct (positive) emissions (CO2e)
Reduced (negative) emissions (CO2e)
Process
 
This Calculator estimates greenhouse gas emissions in carbon dioxide equivalents and draws on approaches and default values provided in:
  • Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency - Technical Guidelines for the estimation of greenhouse gas emissions by facilities in Australia July 2011
  • Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency - National Carbon Offset Standard V2 2 May 2012
  • GHG Protocol - Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard 2011
For details of the factors and assumptions used in this calculator see the Recovered Wood Pallet and Packaging Carbon Calculator - Assumptions Report 2012.

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