November 16, 2016

A Dutch company makes pallets from pressed coconut husks, following an old and almost forgotten procedure. The raw material is more sustainable and cheaper than wood.

In de mid-nineties, a man entered the office of Jan van Dam, a researcher at the Wageningen University....

November 16, 2016

The Amsterdam based company CocoPallet is pressing husk waste from coconut plantations into pallets. This can save millions of trees.

Pallets: Waste products offers coconut farmers extra income

It is left behind like garbage: the hard, hairy husk that surrounds the cocon...

July 21, 2016

CocoPallet prevents logging

Amsterdam – Producing pallets out of coconut bark without adding glue. For years, everyone told Michiel Vos that it could not be done. With his company CocoPallet he proves the impossible is possible. “Sometimes you just have to not listen an...

December 4, 2015

The husk of a coconut is being burned as waste in Asia. Dutch entrepreneurs want to use the fibres as a raw material for pallets and boards. The coconut is part of a multibillion-dollar industry, but also an environmental disaster. We eat the pulp, drink the juice, and...

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