The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) engaged Timber Development Association (NSW) Ltd to develop and update this calculator.


The parameters and assumptions in this calculator have been verified by Fabiano Ximenes, Research Officer - Life Cycle Assessment, Climate in Primary Industries, NSW Department of Primary Industries.


The development and verification of this calculator and associated assumptions report was funded by the NSW Environment Protection Authority. The contribution of many parties in providing original data, reviewing the information and providing constructive feedback is greatly appreciated. This includes the proprietors and/or staff or members of the following organisations; Advantage Recycling, Australian Native Landscapes, Benedict Recycling, Delta Energy, Direct Pallets, Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, NSW Farmers Association Contract Growers Group, SITA Environmental Solutions and Veolia Environmental Services, Special thanks to Enviro Pallets for allowing the use of his calculation spread sheet for the development of the original calculator.


This calculator has been prepared in good faith exercising due care and attention. It offers a general estimation of greenhouse gas emissions and avoided emissions from a range of options for end-of-life wood packaging using a range of parameters and assumptions documented in the accompanying Carbon Benefits of Not Landfilling End-of-Life Wood Pallets & Packaging in New South Wales - Assumptions Report. Greenhouse gas emissions released and /or avoided will vary depending on specific circumstances.

No representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to the relevance, accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of this document in respect of any particular user's circumstances. Users of this document should satisfy themselves concerning its application to, and where necessary seek expert advice about, their situation. The NSW Environment Protection Authority and The Timber Development Association (NSW) Ltd, its agents and employees shall not be liable with respect to any liability, loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused directly or indirectly by this calculator.


Document copyright of NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) 2012.

The Timber Development Association (NSW) Ltd is licensed to independently promote this document through the National Timber Product Stewardship Group website for its use by the industry and update the document only in consultation with and on prior written approval given by EPA.

Please direct any enquiries and comments to:

National Timber Product Stewardship Group
C/- Timber Development Association (NSW) Ltd
PO Box 154
St Leonards NSW 1590 Australia
T: 02 8424 3700 F: 02 8424 3799