Reusables benefits checklist

In his presentation at the Reusable Packaging Assn.’s recent 2008 Education Forum, Fred Heptinstall, president of RPA and of IFCO Systems, listed the following as advantages of reusable packaging:

• Reduces overall package cost

• Generates a rapid return on investment

• Reduces costly product damage

• Reduces labor costs

• Improves load efficiencies

• Increases automation potential

• Provides better transport protection

• Represents a lower carbon footprint

• Improves workplace safety

• Improves workplace efficiency

• Allows for ergonomic designs

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