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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

September 6, 2022 in General, Industry News, RPA News, Trade Shows & Pavilion Programs

Reusable Packaging Association Set to Host Record-Breaking Reusable Packaging Event at PACK EXPO International

Reusable Packaging Association Set to Host Record-Breaking Reusable Packaging Event at PACK EXPO International The Reusable Packaging Pavilion and Learning Center Offer Largest Global Gathering of Reusable Packaging Experts at…
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June 1, 2022 in Blog Posts, Circular Economy, Sustainability

Reuse Takeaways from Circularity 22

The reuse rush is underway in the circles of the circular economy.  The GreenBiz-hosted Circularity 22 conference in May was well attended with like-minded circular enthusiasts after a physical break…
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April 26, 2022 in Blog Posts

Reusable Packaging Can Help with Employee Engagement: Here’s How

Employee engagement has taken a dip over the last year (see Fig. 1), declining in the U.S. for the first time in more than a decade. Companies are being challenged…
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April 1, 2022 in General, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), Member News

Elkhart Plastics Adds Tuff Stack Pro™ Heavyweight Tank to IBC Lineup

SOUTH BEND, IN — Elkhart Plastics LLC, a Myers Industries, Inc. company (NYSE: MYE), is expanding its intermediate bulk container (IBC) line to include the new Tuff Stack Pro™ Heavyweight IBC with a…
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February 3, 2022 in General, Industry News, RPA News

Bexter and Cohelion make logistics chain more sustainable with TrackOnline Insights

Bexter and Cohelion make logistics chain more sustainable with TrackOnline Insights  Ready-to-use dashboards make returnable assets deployment more sustainable,  efficient and cost-effective. DELFT/ROTTERDAM, 1 February 2022 — Bexter, developer of…
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January 19, 2022 in Asset Management, Food & Beverage, Food Retailing, General, Industry News, Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs)

Multi-Million Dollar Reusable Packaging Theft Operation Taken Down in Chicago Thanks to Discrete Tracking Technologies

Multi-Million Dollar Reusable Packaging Theft Operation Taken Down in Chicago Thanks to Discrete Tracking Technologies Reusable asset losses cost billions of dollars annually across US supply chains Stolen assets remove…
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December 30, 2021 in Blog Posts, Business & Economic, Circular Economy, General, Sustainability

U.S. Ends 2021 on a High Note in Federal Recycling Policy with a Step Forward on Reuse

Two major government actions to boost the U.S. recycling system occurred in November 2021.  Improvement, actually transformation, is needed on a stagnant 32% solid waste recycling rate especially if efforts…
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November 1, 2021 in Blog Posts, Business & Economic, Circular Economy, General, Sustainability

Today’s Woes in Material Shortages and Supply Chain Disruptions Are Most Convincing for Reusable Packaging

Single-use packaging is subject to volatile raw material sourcing, commodity markets, and manufacturing capacities.  Reusable packaging breaks the dependency on incessant resource supply and production means, offering product inventory stability…
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September 8, 2021 in General, Industry News, RPA News

La Colombe and Thermo King Win the 2021 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award

La Colombe, Thermo King Win the 2021 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award Reusable packaging product and service suppliers Schoeller Allibert and Black Forest Container Systems (La Colombe) and Reusability (Thermo…
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August 17, 2021 in Blog Posts, Trade Shows & Pavilion Programs

Preview the Reusable Packaging Pavilion at PACK EXPO Las Vegas 2021

The Reusable Packaging Pavilion at PACK EXPO Las Vegas takes place September 27-29 in Las Vegas, NV, with RPA member exhibitors of reusable transport packaging products and related services. Here,…
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August 11, 2021 in Business News, General, Industry News, Member News, Sustainability

Menasha Corporation Publishes Annual 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Walmart made a major commitment in February to reduce the carbon footprint from the lifecycle of its products, including its supply chain, by 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide…
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July 7, 2021 in Business News, General, Industry News, Member News

RM2 Opens New Hygienic Pallet Washing Facility in Birmingham, Alabama

Walmart made a major commitment in February to reduce the carbon footprint from the lifecycle of its products, including its supply chain, by 20 million metric tons of carbon dioxide…
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