The world’s largest retailer has moved to ban consumer goods shipments to their network containing a high percentage of polybrominated diphenyl ether flame retardants. The move is part of the company’s efforts to restrict use of the substances in a vast number of consumer products. In the pallet industry this is certainly headline news, calling into question the ban’s applicability to plastic pallets, and how far the ban will extend into grocery and produce. The retail giant will begin enhanced testing for PBDE this June. More on the specifics of the new policy, as well as the ever-changing state regulations and their impact on the pallet industry, can be found here.