Leaving the planet better than we found it.

By managing pallets sustainably, we help our clients meet consumer expectations while reducing their environmental impact. Together, we have an awareness of pallets from the point of production to consumption and return since we adhere to a closed-loop, circular economy model.

Doing global good means designing our systems with the end game in mind.


Tessco was built upon the circular economy model, which is based on three core principles.

  • 1. LESS MATERIAL USE
    Our patented tessellated design allows us to design waste out from the beginning by using less material to carry heavier loads.
  • 2. GREATER LIFE EXPECTANCY
    With up to 100 turns, our durable plastic pallets have much greater life span than wood pallets. In fact, an estimated 30% of wood pallets are used just 6 times or less.
  • 3. CLOSED-LOOP/ RESTORATION
    We regrind, reform, and transform our obsolete pallets into useful new products that continue to help build a more restorative pallet economy.

Future-Forward-Thinking.

A closed-loop supply chain  combines the traditional supply chain (forward logistics) with reverse logistics, considering the pallet after it's served its original purpose.  Reverse logistics then kick in, and the pallets are broken down for reuse in future products.

Environmental impact


We need a paradigm shift when it comes to wood pallets, because they are costing us more than just money when you count up deforestation, toxic chemical leaching, harm to the ozone layer and the carcinogenic qualities.  Let's consider four facts that impact us all:

1

Fact

Every year in the US alone 1 million acres of trees iare destroyed to produce wood pallets.

Impact: It takes decades to replenish 1 million acres of trees.

2

Fact

Wood pallets have become a major factor in deforestation which causes climate change.

Impact:  This causes sudden spike in temperatures and melting glaciers.

3

Fact

Wood dust is found in pallets and is classified as a carcinogen

Impact: This is associated with lung cancer and Hodgkin’s disease

4

Fact

More than 80 percent of the earth’s natural forests have already been destroyed.

Impact: Estimates show we lose 137 animal, plant, and insect species each day due to deforestation.

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Questions Answered

Q? Has Covid-19 impacted the supply chain?

Yes, companies must now mitigate risk preventing the creation and transfer of bacterial, viral, and other such pathogens in their supply chain.

Q? What is the benefit of a closed-loop system?

The key benefit of a closed loop supply chain is the reduction of waste.

Q? Are their different types of plastic pallets?

Yes. There are two types of plastic pallets: High density polyethylene (HDPE) and Polypropylene (PP). Tessco uses HDPE with a blended antimicrobial in our polymer.

Q? What is Pallet pooling? Do you do that, too?

Pallet pooling basically means you are leasing pallets from a shared pool. We are currently focused on a closed-loop process.

Q? Why are pallets more important now?

Pallets have traditionally been marginalized and perceived as commodities. Without accountability, they can be a safety hazard.

Q? Why does reverse-logistics matter?

High-quality pallets that are exceptionally engineered and designed are valuable assets that can be remade. Those who handle pallets must better understand that.

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