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North America Sales Office: 980-275-5491

Email: info@icmolding.com

12700 General Drive

Charlotte, North Carolina 28273

 

Europe

Europe Sales Office: 948 32 10 13

Email: a.gonzalez@icmolding.es

Poligono Iperteguil No 13-15

31160 ORKOIEN (Navarra) SPAIN

 

Asia

Asia Pacific Sales Office: 65 6898 1267

Email: christopher@ottoasiapac.com

541 Bukit Batok Street 23

#03-00 Tacam Industrial Building

Singapore 659546

Call us 1-800-399-6886

News

Top 5 Reasons to Switch to Reusable Packaging

July 14, 2014

1. Reduced Waste & Material Costs: By replacing one-way packaging with multi-use reusable containers, you can lower your landfill tipping costs as well as the costs to manage the disposal or reycling of your waste. Labor costs spent organizing waste for disposal can now be reallocated to assist in supply chain efficiencies. In addition, you will experience lower material costs over time as you gain a return on your investment over the useful life of your resuable packaging.

2. Available Grants: Grant fund­ing may be available for your organization as you plan to incor­po­rate reusable pack­ag­ing into your man­u­fac­tur­ing, trans­port and/or dis­tri­b­u­tion systems. For example, the “Use Reusables” campaign, led by public agency StopWaste, is offering grant funding for organizations planning to incorporate reusable packaging into their systems. Learn more about their reusable packaging grant.  

3. Better Product Protection: Reusable containers can be customized to your specific product needs. Plastic packaging engineers apply advanced technologies that optimize capacity, reduce weight, and improve overall performance. These robust plastic containers better protect your product from damage and improve packing cube efficiencies so not only with the quality of your product remain in-tact, but the unit quantity per shipment may increase.

4. Environmental Benefits: Support your company’s environmental goals by utilizing plastic reusable containers. Reusable packaging containers generate 29% less total greenhouse gas emissions, require 39% less total energy, and produce 95% less total solid waste on average, according to the reusables 101 document created by the StopWaste Partnership and the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA). Also, at the end of their useful life, reusable containers can be recycled.

5. Supply Chain Efficiencies: Move product faster through your system. The standardized size of reusable containers faciliates the use of storage systems, flow racks, and lifting equipment. Ergonomic handles as well as built-in access doors faciliate ease of movement of the container and provide easy access to container contents. Benefit from increased warehouse storage space as result of collapsible containers that stack and store more efficiently. Numerous identification and tracking options for reusable packaging allow you to monitor container flow through the system. By identifying and correcting bottlenecks, you can optimize your cycle time.