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 Case Studies, Cost Savings, Environmental

Full Belly Farm Case Study: Saving Costs and Labor with Reusable Totes

Full Belly Farm, a certified organic farm in California, is saving costs and labor since it replaced 8,330 waxed cardboard boxes with 2,000 reusable plastic totes with attached lids in…
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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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May 30, 2017 in Blog Posts, Cost Savings, Environmental

Reusable Packaging and Enablers for the Circular Economy

In the Philips' report, “Rethinking the future - Our transition towards a circular economy,” four enablers for a circular economy were identified: (1) business models; (2) design; (3) collaboration; and…
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September 29, 2016 in Cost Savings, General, Member News

Craemer Plastic Pallets offer outstanding performance and potential pallet cost savings of up to 75% per trip

Craemer plastic pallets are now quality-tested by the established US material handling testing facilities at Virginia Tech. Two different plastic pallet types were selected from the enterprise’s product portfolio for…
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July 2, 2020 in Cost Savings

RPC Cost Optimization Model from Tosca, Ltd. (Calculator)

This comprehensive analysis pinpoints the areas where Tosca RPCs can improve efficiencies in your supply chain. Access the information on Tosca's website, here.  
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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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December 21, 2020 in Case Studies, Circular Economy, Cost Savings, Environmental, Pallets, Sustainability

CASE STUDY: iGPS and Magnetic Logistics — When Great Pallets Meet Great Products

Founded in 1972, Ohio-based Magnetic Springs is a family-owned and operated regional producer and distributor of bottled water, coffee, and tea equipment and supplies. As a major manufacturer and distributor…
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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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July 1, 2020 in Case Studies, Cost Savings, Environmental

Case Study: Goodwill Industries Improves Warehouse Utilization, Reduces Merchandise Damage and Environmental Impact Related to Packaging

By replacing wood pallets and fiber corrugated gaylords with the ORBIS OPTEBulk, a 40” x 48” reusable pallet and sleeve system for bulk storage and stacking, Goodwill realized a 50%…
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July 1, 2020 in Cost Savings

Driving Down Costs and Eliminating Paper Dust with Reusable Packaging (SlideShare)

Technology Container Corp. (TCC) shows how to identify Cost Saving, Reusable Packaging Opportunities within an organization. Reusable Packaging made from plastic resin does not particulate like paper corrugated. Industries like…
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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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