Industry Recognition for Reusable Packaging

The Reusable Packaging Association is inviting businesses to enter the second annual Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award.

Companies that have developed, supported or implemented measurable and innovative reusable solutions in a business-to-business supply chain are being sought by the Reusable Packaging Association. The organization is inviting them to enter its second annual Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award. Submissions will be reviewed by an independent committee of judges who are not members of the RPA.

“The award gives us another opportunity to highlight the measurable economic and environmental benefits of reusables,” said Jerry Welcome, President of the RPA. “Last year, we had a nice array of submissions from different markets and also from companies outside the US. We strongly encourage end users and suppliers from all industries to enter the competition.”

The deadline for submissions is Aug. 21, 2013. Eligible companies must have participated in the reusable packaging industry as of September 1, 2012. Companies will be judged on the quantifiable environmental and economic benefits of their reusable packaging solutions and services.

Herman Miller Inc. won the award in 2012 for its reusable packaging initiative that is saving the company $46,000 annually in material and labor. The award is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Reusable Packaging Machinery Institute (PMMI) and StopWaste.Org. The winner of the award will be announced during PACK EXPO 2013 in Las Vegas.

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