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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.


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 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:  
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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 Cost Savings

Why Reusable Packaging Systems Are Today’s Way To Transport Products (SlideShare)

Global trends and business interests all favor the reuse of transport packaging for the distribution of goods. Learn why these market forces for reusable packaging systems are creating new growth…
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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

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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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 Case Studies, Cost Savings, Environmental, Sales Impact

Herman Miller Case Study: Exceeding Customer Requirements for Sustainability and Product Integrity with Reusable Packaging

Herman Miller is known for creating innovative and award-winning furniture that contributes to better working environments. Maintaining that reputation requires that the products are delivered to customers in as good…
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March 20, 2023 in Asset Tracking, Blog Posts, Cost Savings, Implementation, RPA Blog, Technology, Trace & Track

New Value Assessment Calculator Quantifies the Potential Cost Savings Impact of Tracking Technologies for Reusable Packaging

Companies evaluating tracking technologies for their reusable packaging are often overwhelmed by the variety of solutions and uncertain how to calculate these solutions’ ROI. To help solve this problem, member…
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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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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, Environmental

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