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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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Latest News and Blog Posts

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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June 29, 2021 in Member News

ORBIS’ Sustainability Efforts Earn Three Awards

Company awarded by Food Logistics, Inbound Logistics and Supply & Demand Chain Executive for green supply chain management and logistics OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — June 28, 2021— ORBIS® Corporation, an international…
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June 23, 2021 in Blog Posts, Dunnage

What is Reusable Dunnage and Why Does it Matter Today?

Mention the word dunnage to people outside of the packaging and logistics industries and you’re likely to get a blank stare. Do a little digging and you’ll find the word…
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June 8, 2021 in Business News, General, Industry News, Press Releases, Press Releases, RPA News

Live from Las Vegas! Reusable Packaging Association Is Primed for Its Showcase at PACK EXPO Las Vegas in September

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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May 26, 2021 in Blog Posts, Clean & Repair, Food & Beverage, Food Retailing, Food safety, Handheld Containers/Trays/Totes, Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), Pallets, Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), RPA Blog, Sanitation, Technology, Washing Systems

With Billions of Reusable Packaging Products Sanitized Annually, RPA Members Set the Standard for Food Safety

As conversations grow around introducing more reusable packaging models for consumer products, particularly for food and beverage items, questions naturally arise about how best to clean and sanitize packaging between…
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May 21, 2021 in Industry News, Member News, Technology

HAIDLMAIR lands largest order in the company’s history

ORBIS Corporation, a leading manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization, designed its 40 x 48 Stack’R pallet with versatility that allows customers to use…
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May 13, 2021 in Industry News

World Biz Magazine Interview With RPA CEO Tim Debus

ORBIS Corporation, a leading manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization, designed its 40 x 48 Stack’R pallet with versatility that allows customers to use…
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April 6, 2021 in Industry News, Member News, Technology, Trace & Track

NIMBELINK HAS BEEN AWARDED THE IOT EVOLUTION INDUSTRIAL IOT PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

ORBIS Corporation, a leading manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and an expert in supply chain optimization, designed its 40 x 48 Stack’R pallet with versatility that allows customers to use…
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April 6, 2021 in Asset Management, Automated Handling Equipment, Blog Posts, Case Studies, Cost Savings, RPA Blog, Supply Chain Management, Technology

Mission Critical: Reusable Packaging is Optimizing the New Wave of Supply Chain Automation

The synergy between automation and reusables is well established. For example, in manufacturing plants, reusable packaging systems have long played a critical role in presenting precise part placement to facilitate…
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