The reusable packaging product is:
- Designed and manufactured for durability and lasting repeatable use in its original or repaired condition over an extended period generally measured in years.
- Used in a managed system that ensures its post-use recovery, return and repositioning for continuous purpose.
- Intended for packaging source reduction and elimination of single-use or one-way solid waste generation.
- Never disposed of or sent to landfill following use, as effort is made to capture the inherent material value for another manufacture or purpose.
It is important to distinguish that a recyclable product or a product made from recycled materials is not necessarily reusable. Reusable products are repeatedly used in their existing form before they are recycled. Products made and intended for a single use destined for recycling are not reusable.