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Reusable Packaging Market Data and Statistics

Reusable Packaging is a ~$100 billion market

In 2020, the global packaging market reached an estimated $950 billion in value. Approximately $200 billion of this is considered “transport” or “transit” packaging, of which roughly half meet the Reusable Packaging Association’s criteria for “reusable” packaging. Together, these products comprise the $100 billion RTP market.

Within the global Reusable Transport Packaging Market, approximately 62% is comprised of pallets (all materials excepting paper-based pallets which cannot be reused); 30% is comprised of containers, crates, totes, reusable boxes, and reusable or returnable plastic containers (RPCs); 7% is comprised of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs), tanks, drums, and barrels; the remaining 1% is comprised of other types of reusable transport packaging. Detailed segmentation by product is available in the 2020 Reusable Transport Packaging State of the Industry Report.

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Reusable Packaging Association Information and Files

Founded in 1999, the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) is a non-profit trade organization representing and promoting the common and pro-competitive business interests of member suppliers and users of reusable packaging products and services. RPA connects the industry to expand, innovate and validate reusable packaging systems.

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Latest News and Blog Posts

November 9, 2020 in Food safety, General, Industry News, Member News, Pallets, Pharmaceutical

Leading Plastic Pallet Provider Partners with Microban® International

November 9, 2020 (Indianapolis, IN) – Perfect Pallets, Inc., a leader in supplying plastic, returnable pallets, is excited to announce their new partnership with Microban® International, the global leader in…
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November 6, 2020 in General, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), Member News

Elkhart Plastics, Inc. Introduces New Intermediate Bulk Container

SOUTH BEND, IN — Elkhart Plastics, Inc. (EPI) is now offering the Tuff Stack Pro™ as part of its growing line of intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). The newest IBC is…
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October 28, 2020 in Asset Management, Asset Tracking, Industry News

Welcome To The New EZR: A New Name and Logo to Celebrate 20 Years

Welcome To The New EZR: A New Name and Logo to Celebrate 20 Years October 28, 2020 – In 2000, we began working with nurseries and retailers to design returnable…
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October 6, 2020 in Blog Posts, Circular Economy, Cost Savings, Environmental, Sustainability

Reusables Deliver for Mail and Parcel

If you take a tour of a modern postal sorting facility, they are impossible to miss. Behind the scenes, reusable packaging products are integral to postal operations, and increasingly, for…
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October 1, 2020 in Industry News, Pallets


LEADING PLASTIC POOLING PROVIDER ADDS AN INDUSTRY ICON TO ITS PRODUCT MIX October 1, 2020 (Indianapolis, IN) – Perfect Pallets, Inc., a leader in supplying plastic, returnable pallets, is excited…
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September 30, 2020 in Industry News, Pallets, Pooling (Rental), Sanitation, Technology, Trace & Track

RM2 Opens New Hygienic Pallet Washing Facility in Northwest Arkansas

Reusable IoT Pallet Supplier Expands Network to Serve Increased Demand for Hygienic Pallets Orlando, FL, September 30, 2020 – RM2, the company which launched the smart pallet revolution by embedding…
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September 21, 2020 in Industry News, RPA In The News

The Future of Refillables (Article)

Read The Future of Refillables featuring our own Tim Debus, RPA president & CEO.
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September 8, 2020 in Blog Posts, Circular Economy, Food & Beverage, Food Retailing, Handheld Containers/Trays/Totes

Reusable Packaging for Food and Beverage: 6 Innovation Trends to Watch

Reusable packaging has long been integral to the food and beverage sector - and will continue to be as the latter industry makes its way to a digitized, automated, and…
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August 28, 2020 in Asset Management, Automotive, General, Member News


ORBIS RPM to assist operations at an automotive OEM facility in Canton, Mississippi OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — Aug. 27, 2020 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, recently expanded its…
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August 24, 2020 in General, Industry News, Member News

iGPS Appoints Rob Ferrentino to Role of Chief Financial Officer

Industry Veteran to Oversee Accounting and Financial Operations for Logistics Leader ORLANDO, FL — iGPS Logistics, the nation’s leading provider of innovative supply chain solutions featuring its lightweight, recyclable shipping…
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