Cost Savings with Reusable Packaging

Reusable packaging reduces supply chain costs in a variety of ways:

Space efficiencies

Standardized designs optimize stacking efficiency, for higher transport and storage space utilization - both empty and filled with product.

Labor efficiencies

Designed to optimize both manual and mechanical handling (i.e. forklifts), reusable packaging reduces the time needed to perform supply chain activities.

Product protection

Sturdy reusable packaging reduces product damage during transit and handling, and ventilation helps keep perishable items fresher.

Safety

Reusable packaging eliminates hazards such as box cutting, staples, exposed nails, or packaging debris that can lead to injuries.

Lower packaging costs

The extended life of reusable packaging (measured in years) results in lower cost per use than single-use packaging.

Reduced packaging waste

Reusables generate less waste than single-use packaging, resulting in lower disposal fees and labor.

Cost Savings News and Resources

July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings, Environmental

The Economic Side to Sustainability with a Reusable Packaging System (SlideShare)

A sustainable supply chain is more than environmental protection and conservation in the distribution of goods. Learn how reusable packaging systems can deliver economic advantages for sustainable business operations and…
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July 2, 2020 in Cost Savings

Reducing Costs with RPCs from IFCO

As a company increases its use of IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), it sees more efficient handling and use of space as well as a reduction in product damage and…
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November 12, 2020 in Blog Posts, Circular Economy, Cost Savings, Environmental, Pharmaceutical, Sustainability

Four Reasons Reusable Packaging Is the Best Prescription for Pharma

Reusable transport packaging is ideally suited to addressing pharmaceutical and healthcare industry challenges including IoT, solid waste reduction, ecommerce, and supply chain optimization, and these industries have been deploying reusable…
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July 2, 2020 in Cost Savings

Shrink Savings Calculator from Tosca, Ltd.

Use this calculator from Tosca, Ltd. to estimate the shrink reduction savings you can realize by switching from single-use cardboard boxes RPCs: https://www.toscaltd.com/reusable-containers-overview/why-switch-to-rpcs  
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July 2, 2020 in Cost Savings

Returnable Packaging Cost Savings Calculator by Amatech

Use this calculator from Amatech to assess how quickly returnable packaging can pay for itself (click to access the calculator on Amatech's website):
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July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

Reusable Financing Options

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December 21, 2020 in Case Studies, Circular Economy, Cost Savings, Environmental, Pallets, Sustainability

CASE STUDY: iGPS and Lamonica’s Pizza Dough — Making the World’s Best Pizza Even Better

From its facilities in California, New York, and Italy, Lamonica’s Pizza Dough distributes more than 100 million pounds of dough every year. The company previously used wood-block pallets, but faced…
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July 1, 2020 in Case Studies, Cost Savings

Tri-K Case Study: Reusables Deliver Cost Savings and Improved Sanitation for Personal Care Industry

By supplying product in reusable containers to a customer in the personal care industry, TRI-K Industries demonstrated its leadership and increased its business with the customer. Download the case study…
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August 14, 2020 in Cost Savings, Environmental, Food & Beverage, Food safety, Industry News

All the Right Moves – Aug 2020 Progressive Grocer Article

https://issuu.com/ensembleiq/docs/pg_0820/65
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July 2, 2020 in Cost Savings

Financial Considerations for Reusable Packaging (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1vZ13bEoPw
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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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July 1, 2020 in Case Studies, Cost Savings, Environmental

Ghirardelli Case Study: Implementing a Sustainable Reusable Transport Packaging System

Ghirardelli partnered with Stopwaste (Alameda County Waste Management Authority) and implemented plastic re-usable tote based waste capturing system, reducing 70,000 cases and preventing 800 tons of food waste per year.…
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