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

How to Increase ROI with Returnables (SlideShare)

https://www.slideshare.net/hfemal/how-to-increase-roi-with-returnables
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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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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 2, 2020 in Cost Savings, Environmental

Tesla Motors & Veritable Vegetable Reusable Packaging Case Study (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwgAQ29jLWM
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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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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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May 30, 2017 in Blog Posts, Cost Savings, Environmental

Reusable Packaging in the “New Plastics Economy”

The reuse of packaging continues to be at the forefront of strategies to transition from a disposable linear economy to a value-extending circular economy. Taking aim at all plastic packaging…
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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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July 1, 2020 in Case Studies, Cost Savings, Environmental, Sales Impact

Cardinal Health Case Study: Holistic, Innovative Approach Ensures Safe, Efficient, and Sustainable Delivery of Refrigerated Pharmaceuticals

Cardinal Health delivers refrigerated pharmaceuticals to over 24,000 retail chain and independent pharmacies every day. Faced with $4 Million in temperature-related product spoilage annually and the excessive cost and waste…
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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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November 9, 2020 in Case Studies, Circular Economy, Cost Savings, Environmental, Sustainability

CASE STUDY: Liviri Vino6 Reusable Wine Shipper Improves Temperature Control and Reduces Environmental Impact for Bulgheroni Wines

Traditionally, direct to consumer wine shipments are packed in single-use corrugated cardboard shippers with molded paper pulp trays or expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation and single-use gel cooling packs. Despite the…
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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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