Reduce Environmental Impact with Reusable Packaging

Reusable packaging systems play an important role in reducing the environmental impact of supply chains, offering users a long, useful life of their packaging (typically measured in years) and a truly circular model.

Reusable packaging reduces the environmental impact of supply chains in a variety of ways:

Less solid waste

The long life of a single reusable packaging item eliminates hundreds of single-use packaging items from entering the landfill, reducing solid waste by up to 86%.

Lower CO2 emissions

Reusable packaging eliminates the need to recycle or remanufacture single use packaging, reducing CO2 (greenhouse gas) emissions by up to 60%.

Lower energy consumption

The energy used to manufacture reusable packaging items is up to 64% lower than is required to manufacture and recycle the single-use packaging items they replace.

Lower water consumption

Single-use packaging systems use up to 80% more water during their lifecycle than reusable packaging, due to heavy water use during production, recycling, and disposal.

Lower product waste

The superior product protection offered by reusable packaging results in lower product damage and waste - especially for perishables.

Materials recovery and reuse

Reusable models are truly circular, recovering packaging at the end of its useful life so that materials can be recycled and used to produce new reusable packaging.

Environmental Impact News and Resources

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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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 9, 2020 in Asset Tracking, Blog Posts, Circular Economy, Cost Savings, Environmental, Supply Chain Management, Technology, Trace & Track

COVID-19 Black Swan Event is Accelerating Digital Transformation and Urgency for Tech-Enabled Reusables

Smart reusable packaging solutions are immediately available to illuminate and optimize resilient supply chains and to facilitate daunting challenges of COVID-19 business swings and vaccine distribution. COVID-19 has been referred…
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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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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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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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July 17, 2020 in Environmental, General, Member News

ORBIS NAMED A 2020 INBOUND LOGISTICS GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN PARTNER

Company awarded for green supply chain management and logistics  OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — July 14, 2020 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in reusable packaging, has been named an Inbound Logistics 2020…
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July 17, 2020 in Environmental, General, Member News

ORBIS Launches New Sustainability Initiative to Repurpose Coastline Waste

New recycled plastic material from coastline waste broadens sustainable packaging product line OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — July 8, 2020 — ORBIS® Corporation, an international leader in sustainable reusable packaging, is offering…
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July 2, 2020 in Environmental

Environmental Reduction Estimator from IFCO (Calculator)

https://www.ifco.com/benefits/environmental-impact/
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July 2, 2020 in Environmental

Reusable Packaging in a Circular Economy: Panel Discussion (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhF4S3-MZdU
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July 2, 2020 in Environmental

Environmental Benefits of Reusable Packaging (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFppi3R1y7I
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