CHEP Develops Plastic Pallet Trial for Costco, No Roll Out Planned Yet - Feb 25, 2021 

The challenges are clear. A plastic pallet is at least three times the cost of a quality wooden pooled pallet. While there are some system benefits to plastic, somebody has to be willing to pay for the higher-priced asset.; Price Increases Show U.S. Trends Mirrored in Europe: European lumber producers have increased shipments to the United States given the skyrocketing lumber prices here.