FILLBEE®, the Next Step in the Field of Reusable Beverage Crates with an Integrated Pack to Reduce Waste Generation

DS Smith Plastics Bilzen takes a leap forward in the sustainable development of beverage packaging by designing a returnable pack that fits inside reusable crates and can be stacked without a crate. The beverage crate industry was one of the first industries to adopt what is now known as a truly circular approach to packaging products.  The … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging and Pallet News From Around the Web

Pallet and Reusable Packaging Headline Roundup From Around the Web November 13, 2018. New plastic packaging tax and what this means for plastic pallets November 13, 2018. Lidl store branded “disgusting health hazard” after snaps show rotting fruit and stained floors November 12, 2018. The Pentagon is Spending Big on RFID Tech June 28, … [Read more...]

Reusable Packaging and Pallets – News Briefs 2018

Reusable packaging and pallet news briefs 686 x RePack The most recent RePack newsletter is reporting its first US pilot program. RePack is the innovative reusable packaging solution for e-commerce. Customers drop the empty bag into a mailbox for return. In Finland, there is a deposit system to motivate customers to do that. In America, of … [Read more...]

Registration Opened November 8 for INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 – the only event focused on industrial, transit, and protective packaging

After exceeding all expectations in 2018, INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 promises to deliver even more opportunities to network & learn from top industry leaders. INDUSTRIAL PACK 2019 - Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA - March 27-28, 2019 Industrial Pack 2019 - Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA - March 27-28, 2019 Registration opened on … [Read more...]

RPA Endorses New Plastics Economy Global Commitment Led by Ellen MacArthur Foundation

At the Fall Board of Directors meeting, the RPA Board voted unanimously to endorse the "New Plastics Economy Global Commitment" as led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme.  "The Ellen MacArthur Foundation approached RPA to support the global initiative towards a circular economy for … [Read more...]

Svenska Retursystem Reduces CO2 Emissions for Its RPCs

   In the last year, CO2e emissions have decreased by 15% per round trip as RPCs repeatedly cycle in the return system. "Our driving force is to develop as simple, efficient and sustainable solutions as possible for the grocery industry," says Anna Elgh, CEO of Svenska Retursystem. "Every day, we send out more than 500,000 return boxes … [Read more...]

Life of a Pallet analysis drives down costs for Princes Foods

Princes, one of Europe’s fastest growing food and drink groups, has been working with leading pallet pooling business LPR, to improve the efficiency and reliability of automated pallet handling systems at the company’s soft drinks production facility in Bradford. Analysis based on the Life of a Pallet, has helped the company make … [Read more...]

New label for CC Containers

  The label (CC TAG5) for the CC Container is of a brand new design. It was developed specifically to be used in the CC Pool and to suit the needs of the horticultural industry. The label can be read faster, more easily and accurately with various types of scanners. With a new label Container Centralen wants to reset the CC Pool for a fair … [Read more...]

Updated: Pallet Thefts in Paco Caught on CCTV

Pallet and plastic container theft: whether the postal system, automotive parts movement or grocery industry, and whether America or Europe, pallets and containers are being specifically being targeted by criminals, or at least falling into their lap.  These are the stories. Police seize stolen fresh food trays September … [Read more...]

Packaging in the fruit and vegetable section: What impact does it have on the customer experience –and on the attractiveness of the section?

In this report, Carton Ondulé de France reports the results of a new neuroscientific study of consumer behavior, which it says reveals a positive outcome for corrugated packaging versus plastic crates or bulk display in the fresh produce aisle The role and impact of packaging on consumers is the subject of research and special efforts on the … [Read more...]