RPCC Leadership Sets New Direction

The newly elected leadership of the Reusable Pallet & Container Coalition (RPCC) has called for initiatives that will provide information and data on the economic and environmental benefits of reusable transport packaging. While affirming its message of reuse, regardless of material, and its long-range strategies, the coalition will focus on its members’ and the industry’s most pressing “in-box” issues.

The coalition advocates reusable transport packaging as a way to reduce the volume of the waste stream and improve the systemwide productivity of industries employing these products and services. The RPCC advocates the integration and expansion of reusable systems through key information-gathering and data collection, partnerships with private, public and governmental entities, standards and guidelines, best practices, education and public awareness. It also promotes legislative and regulatory activities to support the industry.

“Leading international companies have already converted or integrated reusable systems as the most viable method of transporting goods. But North American companies need to catch up on the home front to remain competitive both nationally and internationally. The coalition plans to focus on the most critical in-box issues of our member companies, including economic analyses, environmental data, and guidelines that will improve asset utilization and supply chain management. We will also address RFID and other emerging technologies in our industry,” said newly elected RPCC president David Russell, president of IFCO Systems.

With these new initiatives, the coalition will be able to position member companies and the industry at large with a more competitive edge throughout transport packaging systems.

The coalition advocates reusable transport packaging as a way to reduce the volume of the waste stream and improve the system-wide productivity of industries employing these products and services. The RPCC advocates the integration and expansion of reusable systems through key information-gathering and data collection, partnerships with private, public, and governmental entities, standards and guidelines, best practices, education and public awareness. It also promotes legislative and regulatory activities to support the industry, when appropriate.

Members of the RPCC Board are: president, David Russell, IFCO Systems; vice president, David Rodgers, Hays Container Services; secretary/treasurer, Michael Fechter, Tosca Ltd.; directors: Matt Assenmacher, Chep; Eric Frank, Georgia-Pacific, and Eric Frederickson, IPL Products Ltd.; and immediate past president (assumed position), Allan Wasserman, Orbis Corp.

For more information, visit www.rpcc.us.

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