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We’re all about pallets and reusable packaging. We do not sell these products. We provide information to help you optimize your procurement and management decisions, as well as aggregating the latest industry news.

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Welcome to and the Reusable Packaging News (subscribe here!). Our goal is to service two needs regarding pallets and reusable packaging. Our first priority is to help supply chain practioners in the pursuit of selecting the best solution for their particular application and to make available a range of best practices and tips around avoiding pallet or container loss of theft, reverse logistics optimization, solid waste avoidance, management and more. Our second priority is to be the best source available for aggregated news relating to reusable packaging and pallets. If you are looking for help when it comes to the selection and management of your reusables, or if you have news to share that our readers need to know about, please shoot me an email to

My name is Rick LeBlanc, and I have been writing about pallets and reusable packaging applications since 1995 in publications such as Pallet Enterprise Magazine and for a few years in the short-lived Unit Load Management magazine. I also edit the Western Pallet Association’s monthly publication, Western Pallet Magazine. For many years I managed pallets and reusables at a regional level for a large retailer. was launched in 2009. Now in our 10th year, our approach continues to evolve, but the goal remains, as stated above, to better serve logistics practioners looking for advice about pallets and reusables, as well as in delivering the most comprehensive news available about this niche. The Reusable Packaging News is a weekly mailing that covers highlights from the website.  You can subscribe to the Reusable Packaging Update here.

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Story submissions, press releases, and mutual projects

The Revolution is collaborative by nature and welcomes your ideas for mutual projects, surveys or other research projects. We consider authoritative editorial submissions which speak to reusable packaging/unit load newcomers or veterans. Packaging Revolution encourages original and informed submissions as well as press announcements from informed industry participants and professional journalists.

Editorial submissions broadly related to unit load packaging and equipment are considered – particularly reusable applications and pallets. Articles should be original and authoritative in nature. Please indicate if you are addressing a general or professional audience, and restrict the use of industry jargon when writing to the former. Photos and other images are welcomed.

We also welcome sponsored posts, starting at just $150. Details are available upon request. In some cases, we will consider running articles that are posted elsewhere. Just ask.

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