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

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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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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July 2, 2020 in Environmental

Supply chains of the future: Creating a Zero Waste World (SlideShare)

https://www.slideshare.net/hfemal/zero-waste-world
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July 2, 2020 in Environmental

Driving Sustainable Innovation in Supply Chains Through Design Thinking (SlideShare)

https://www.slideshare.net/hfemal/driving-sustainable-innovation-in-supply-chains-through-design-thinking
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July 2, 2020 in Environmental

Leveraging reusable packaging materials for a sustainable supply chain (SlideShare)

https://www.slideshare.net/hfemal/leveraging-reusable-packaging-materials-for-a-sustainable-supply-chain
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July 1, 2020 in Circular Economy, Environmental

Reusable Supply Chain Packaging and the Circular Economy (SlideShare)

For decades, reusables have been used in the supply chain to move product faster, safer, more cost-effectively with the goal of reducing a company’s impact on the environment. And now,…
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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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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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