LIBRA PARTNERS’ mission is to become a key player in sustainability, a concept that will undoubtedly shape the company’s guidelines in the coming generation. The circular economy is a philosophy of systemic organization inspired by living beings, aiming to change the linear economy (produce, use and dispose) to a circular model, as in nature.
The outdated linear system of our economy (extraction, production, use and disposal) has reached its limits. We are beginning to witness the depletion of a range of natural resources and fossil fuels. Alternatively, the circular economy proposes a new social model that exploits and optimizes the flows of stocks and materials, energy and waste. The goal is to achieve maximum resource efficiency.
The implementation of business processes of the wood industry in the European Union is becoming more and more difficult. The situation of this sector is becoming more and more unknown every year, among others due to unforeseen increases in the prices of wood products, interruption of the regular raw material supply chain caused by the war in Ukraine and mass exports of native wood outside our country.
In addition, the wood industry has a negative impact on the natural environment, in the years 2010-2015 the area of forest areas in the world decreased by 3.3 million hectares. In 2021-2022, the prices of wood products increased on average from 60% to as much as 400%, and the price of a wooden pallet increased by almost 300%. The business cycle in this industry also affects ordinary citizens, due to the high price of wooden pallets, the price of transport is increasing, and this is reflected in the prices of subsequent products. Please refer to the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, adopted by all 193 UN member states by resolution of the General Assembly on September 25, 2015 in New York.
9.4 By 2030, improve the quality of infrastructure and introduce sustainable industrial development by increasing resource efficiency and using clean and environmentally friendly technologies and production processes, with the participation of all countries to the extent possible.
12.2 By 2030, ensure sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources.
12.5 By 2030, significantly reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests; stop deforestation, rebuild damaged forests; significantly increase the global rate of afforestation and reforestation.
Over 200 tons of HDPE waste – this is the amount of waste that is recycled monthly, from which our pallets are made.
6,060 TONS LESS CO2
12,120 TONS LESS CO2
24,240 TONS LESS CO2
60,600 TONS LESS CO2
121,120 TONS LESS CO2
Make your company compliant with the Sustainable Development and ESG policy. Prepare your company for non-financial ESG reporting now. Changing pallets from wooden to plastic LIBRA PARTNERS is the simplest solution to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and carbon footprint into the atmosphere
The key element of the REFUSE principle is minimizing the consumption of raw materials and energy, which is of key importance for environmental protection and reducing negative effects on the environment, and its essence is to strive to reduce the amount of waste and pollution, as well as the consumption of raw materials and energy by changing habits and choosing products and services that are more efficient and sustainable.
Recycled HDPE plastic pallets are in many ways an improved substitute for wooden EUR pallets. By using recycled material instead of wood like standard wooden pallets, we reduce deforestation. Consumer awareness should be promoted to make sustainable purchases. According to statistical data, over 100.000 m3 of wood – that’s how much wood is obtained monthly in Poland for the production of wooden pallets. it’s like a forest of about 110 hectares. Between 2010 and 2015, the world’s forest area decreased by 3.3 million hectares.
An LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) analysis determines the environmental impact of a product or system throughout its life cycle and identifies the most carbon-intensive stages of the manufacturing process. The steps in an LCA analysis include defining the purpose and scope, life cycle analysis assessing the environmental impact, and interpreting the results.
In August 2023, an analysis of Libra Partners was published by Envirly – a leader in measuring the carbon footprint of products on our palette. We encourage you to read the results presented in this analysis.