Tampa, FL (July 16, 2018). The submission deadline for applications for the Reusable Packaging Association 2018 Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award has been extended to July 30, 2018. “Expressed interest in submitting an application is at an all-time high,” said Tim Debus, President & CEO of the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA). “However, we have received feedback from potential applicants across industries that time constraints have hindered meeting the original application deadline. In support of the award’s purpose, which is to recognize the great work being accomplished with reusable packaging in the marketplace and to generate valuable and promotable case studies demonstrating the economic and environmental benefits of reuse, the RPA is extending the submission deadline to July 30, two weeks beyond the initial due date.” Given the timing of the 2018 PACK EXPO (October 14-17), judging will begin on July 31, so no further time extensions can be provided.
We encourage everyone who has a reusable transport packaging success story to take advantage of this extended deadline and submit an application. More information and the application form can be found at reusables.org.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2018 RPA EXCELLENCE IN REUSABLE PACKAGING AWARD
- Program recognizes implementation of innovative, measurable reusable transport packaging solutions
- Awards will be presented to both for-profit and non-profit organizations
- Submission deadline is July 15, 2018
Tampa, FL (May 16, 2018). Applications for the 7th annual Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) Excellence in Reusable Packaging award are now being accepted. The award recognizes primary (end) user companies and organizations that have developed and implemented measurable and innovative reusable transport packaging solutions in their supply chain. The application form is available on the RPA website at reusables.org. Submissions are due by July 15.
“The RPA Excellence in Reusable Packaging award spotlights and celebrates primary user implementation of reusable transport packaging solutions that positively impact supply chain costs and environmental footprints,” said Tim Debus, RPA President & CEO. “We honor achievements with reusable packaging and promote the successful outcomes for educational purposes.”
Two awards will be given in 2018: one award to for-profit companies and one award to non-profit or governmental organizations. “We added the non-profit category in 2017 to recognize the increasing number of reusable packaging solutions being deployed in this sector,” said Debus. “By highlighting and sharing these initiatives, we hope to spur even more reusable transport packaging use across all types of industries and organizations.”
The awards will be given to primary users of reusable packaging transport systems. Primary users do not have to be a member of the RPA to enter. Submissions will be reviewed and winners selected by an independent panel of judges, based on the quantifiable environmental and economic benefits of the reusable transport packaging system. Winners will be notified in September and should be available to attend PACK EXPO 2018 in Chicago October 14-17 to receive the award and to present their winning submission.
The winners will receive complimentary Primary User RPA membership for one year, airfare and lodging to attend and present their submission at the RPA Learning Center at PACK EXPO 2018, a commemorative trophy, RPA website, public relations, and social media exposure, and posting of their case study on the RPA website. Complete terms and conditions are on the application form.
Prior winners of the RPA Excellence in Reusable Packaging award include STIHL Inc. and Goodwill Industries International (2017); Cardinal Health (2016); Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Herman Miller, and the Boulder Valley School District (2015); Svenska Retursystem and Full Belly Farm (2014); Finelite (2013); and Herman Miller Inc. (2012). Their winning case studies can be found at reusables.org