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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.

Reusable Packaging Market Resources

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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February 20, 2024 in Blog Posts, General, Industry News, Member News, RPA Blog, RPA News

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February 6, 2024 in Blog Posts, General, Member News, RPA Blog, RPA News

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January 23, 2024 in Blog Posts, General, Member News, RPA Blog, RPA News

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September 27, 2023 in Blog Posts, General, Member News, RPA News

Reusable Packaging Association Publishes 2023 Reusable Transport Packaging State of the Industry Report

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August 24, 2023 in Blog Posts, General, Member News, RPA News

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July 20, 2023 in Blog Posts, General, Member News, RPA News

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June 28, 2023 in Blog Posts, General, Member News, RPA News

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May 1, 2023 in General, Member News

In Memory of RPA Board Member Graham Connor

The Reusable Packaging Association mourns the passing of industry leader and RPA board member Graham Connor. With decades of experience in the pallet and material handling industry, leading to his…
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April 24, 2023 in General, Industry News, Press Releases, RPA In The News, RPA News

RPA Launches 2023 State of the Reusable Packaging Industry Survey

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March 20, 2023 in Asset Tracking, Blog Posts, Cost Savings, Implementation, RPA Blog, Technology, Trace & Track

New Value Assessment Calculator Quantifies the Potential Cost Savings Impact of Tracking Technologies for Reusable Packaging

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March 1, 2023 in Blog Posts, Circular Economy, Fundamentals of Reusable Packaging, General, Legislation & Regulations

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