How Your Next Export Can Protect The Environment

by | Oct 31, 2019 | 0 comments

Did you know that plant pests cause the loss of 40% of all food crops globally and 220 billion US dollars of trade in agriculture products annually? According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the introduction of pests amount to 100 billion US dollars in annual environmental loss as invasive alien species are the main drivers of biodiversity loss worldwide.

‘In the Republic of Korea, more than 10 million trees were lost to infection from the pinewood nematode (Bursaphelenchus xylophilus) that was most probably introduced into the area through wood packaging material (WPM).’ – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Hence, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) have developed ways to safeguard our biodiversity and the fragile ecosystems worldwide by protecting plants from pests and the diseases they carry, as well as applying IPPC standards in order to reduce the use of poisonous substances that destroy pollinators, natural pest enemies, and organisms that are crucial to our environment. But the efforts from the FAO and IPPC alone cannot change the world—being a part of the global trade industry, we have a role to play as well.

How Can We Protect Our Environment?

At Finopeous, we have developed shipping pallets that adhere to the IPPC’s regulations and guidelines. We believe in following the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (ISPMs) as it promotes the safe trade and transport of products across borders.

The ISPM-15 doesn’t merely protect trees but make economic sense too—a recent study showed that export and import across 120 sectors that implemented the ISPM-15 had an increased volume of trade in comparison to sectors that did not implement the ISPM-15. Hence, our wood pallets and paper pallets were designed to not only safeguard the environment but promote higher trade volume in and out of Malaysia as well.

At Finopeous, our heavy-duty pallets are 100% recyclable, weather-resistant, fumigation-free, and RoHS compliant. They boast strength, durability, flexibility, and customizability, making our pallets a cost-saving alternative in the current market. To find out more about what we have to offer, send us a message today! We’ll provide a FREE SAMPLE that you can use for your next shipment as we partner together for a better world.