Coconut bark pallets could save 200 million trees a year

With coconut shells you can make biodegradable pallets, also free of pesticides and toxic. With these pallets, up to 200 million trees could be saved per year.

Known as a cocopallet, these are durable, fire-resistant pallets made from coconut shells.

This part of the coconut has always been used to create different objects. In fact, there are glasses, mats and ropes made from this material.

It is a concept developed as part of a partnership between Wageningen University and CocoPallet. A primitive Indonesian technique perfected by these Dutch institutions.


Manufacturing process.

Thanks to a macromolecule called lignin is used as a natural binder, there is no need to use synthetic resins. In fact, these resins are the ones normally used in wooden pallets.

It is also a biodegradable palette, without additives or pesticides. Even when manufactured for export, after use it can be recycled and crushed for use as a natural organic fertilizer.


According to CocoPallet, 1.7 billion pallets are currently produced each year. As a result, nearly 200 million trees are used unnecessarily. With this solution, this number of trees could be saved per year.

We buy the coconut husk from the farmers, creating additional income at the base of the pyramid. Farmers stop burning coconut husks, further reducing environmental pollution.

Our CocoPallets can replace wooden pallets, so fewer trees would be needed for this purpose.

In addition to all the advantages explained above, coconut pallets are resistant and take up less space than traditional pallets.

It is a type of pallet more compact, 20 stacked cocopalettes are 0.75 m high. On the other hand, 20 stacked wooden pallets measure 2.70 m.

We can also note that this company uses biomimetics in its projects, which is the science that studies nature as inspiration for new, innovative technologies to solve human problems that nature has solved.

The central idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we face.

Animals, plants and microbes are the most intelligent engineers in the development of structures, surfaces, processes.


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