Pallet Pools Offer Public Warehouses New Service Opportunities (Historic Reprint)

from D & W, January 1945 www.packagingrevolution.net is pleased to present another key article from the formative years of palletization. After the war, between one and three million surplus pallets may be disposed of by the government. Commercial shipments of palletized unit loads are expected to become common. Some pooling method for … [Read more...]

New Report Addresses Both Imperatives of the Food Waste Epidemic: The Need to Reduce It, and the Need to Put Waste That Can’t Be Eliminated to Productive Use

The U.S. and global food waste problem is becoming more widely recognized, with mainstream organizations and media outlets reporting a staggering 30% of global food production worldwide goes to waste (up to 40% in the U.S.).  Much of the attention has gone to the need to reduce food waste. But a report released today by the NGO Energy Vision, “Food … [Read more...]

New study presents plan for Circular Economy using existing economic measures

A new study released by the Reloop Platform and Zero Waste Europe, and produced by Rezero, demonstrates that existing economic instruments can bring Europe to the next stage of the Circular Economy. The study examines existing measures and incentive schemes, which have been used successfully for products such as beverage containers, and identifies … [Read more...]

The Basics of Reusable Packaging

Reusable packaging is an approach that is yet to reach its full potential. Reusable or returnable packaging can be redeployed many times, offering significant benefits in terms of sustainability, productivity, food safety and more. Perched to help industries and society achieve their circular economy aspirations, it can be a powerful component of … [Read more...]

The Importance of Product Protection in Ensuring Collaborative Supply Chains: The Case Study of the Egg Carton

Product damage leads to finger pointing until egg carton delivers a win-win solution The year is 1911, and diners pause as an argument erupts at a Smithers B.C. hotel where a number of patrons, including 40-year-old newspaperman Joseph Coyle, are having breakfast. The disagreement is not a new one, according to Fergus Tomlin, director of the … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging News and Update

  Reusable Packaging News is the only monthly e-magazine dedicated to reporting the latest in pallet and reusable packaging trends and news. To subscribe, click on the link to a recent issue. To subscribe to the Reusable Packaging Update e-blast, follow this link. To subscribe to the Reusable Packaging News e-magazine, follow this … [Read more...]

Deposit Systems for One-Way Beverage Containers: Global Overview (2016)

A summary of the report is also available as a YouTube video. As the problem of marine litter has steadily grown worse, there has been renewed interest in deposit return for the recovery of single-use beverage containers. Deposit return systems (DRS) are a proven tool to collect high quantities of empty beverage containers for reuse and … [Read more...]

Award Winning Beverage Crate Accommodates Diverse Beer Bottle Styles

Pooling provider finds a compromise between more than 150 beer bottle designs in the German market and the standardization needed for reusable/refillable systems to work efficiently. “What would the perfect reusable world for the beverage industry look like?” With that question Pit Klepatz, Sales Manager of Logipack Pool GmbH started his … [Read more...]

Introduction to Sleeve Pack Shipping Systems

The corrugated plastic sleeve pack, also known as the pallet pack, is widely deployed in Europe, now making inroads in North America. It provides a flexible, lower cost approach to reusable packaging than rigid intermediate bulk containers, while providing a very attractive alternative to expendable packaging in many applications. What is a … [Read more...]

8 Top Online Sources for U.S. Exports Information

Looking for more information about the export of U.S. products and/or services? Here are some useful links to help expedite your online search for U.S. export-related statistics and other information. United States Census Bureau http://www.census.gov/# The U.S. Census Bureau is the official source for U.S. export and import related … [Read more...]