Reusable Packaging Association Introduces New Leadership Team

Michael Wasson, Tosca, Takes the Helm as Chairman of the Board The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) has announced that Michael Wasson, Chief Operating Officer of Tosca, is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors.  The RPA Board appointed Mr. Wasson to the role of chairman following his service to the organization as vice … [Read more...]

Are Tracking Challenges Constraining the Reusables Blastoff?

Present Approaches to Reusable Packaging Management Constrain Expansion in Some Applications If you come to a fork in the road, Yogi Berra once said, “take it.” In a nutshell, that is where some reusable pallet and container applications find themselves. A few years ago, USPS was in the spotlight for its high attrition rate of plastic pallets. … [Read more...]

Jabil Packaging Solutions Launches New Sustainable Packaging Services; Accelerates Sustainable Packaging Innovation

Launch Coincides with the World Premiere “Green Carpet” Screening of “The Sustainable Packaging Revolution: A Jabil Documentary” on June 27, 2019 Jabil Packaging Solutions (JPS), a division of Jabil Inc. (JBL), has introduced a new suite of Sustainable Packaging Services, that enable packaged goods brands to design and deliver innovative new … [Read more...]

Caster Concepts Unleashes the Power of TWERGO MAXX

ALBION, Mich. - Widely known as the maker of casters, wheels and tread with lots of muscle, Caster Concepts Inc., unveiled its newest pumped-up industrialized caster: TWERGO® MAXX. Aimed at delivering the strength of titans, TWERGO MAXX is designed to move up to 4,200 pounds without the user breaking a sweat or throwing out a back. The new … [Read more...]

Surgere Joins Blockchain Transport Alliance

  North Canton, Ohio – Surgere has joined the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA) — a member-driven organization that shares a common mission of driving the adoption of emerging Blockchain architecture forward. BiTA is another tool that Surgere will use within their cloud-based software solution – currently delivering unprecedented … [Read more...]

Berry Global Signs the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Global Commitment

EVANSVILLE, Ind.--Berry Global Group, Inc. has signed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment to eliminate plastic pollution at its source. The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment is led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in collaboration with UN Environment. Berry’s involvement with the Global Commitment is complementary to its efforts … [Read more...]

Reducing Plastic Pollution/Small Businesses Recognized – CA and VT Firms Win $5000 Award for Plastic Waste Cutting

2 SMALL BUSINESSES RECOGNIZED FOR PLASTIC PRODUCT ALTERNATIVES “No Plastics”: Vermont & California Companies in Business to Reduce Waste Win the People and Planet Award. WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 20, 2019—Green America’s People & Planet Award recognized two small businesses offering innovative plastic-alternative products to help reduce … [Read more...]

Korean Air awards ULD management agreement to Unilode

Korean Air, one of the world's leading airlines and a founding member of SkyTeam, has awarded the management of its entire fleet of more than 16,000 containers and pallets to Unilode Aviation Solutions, the leading global provider of outsourced Unit Load Device (ULD) management and repair solutions, for a five-year term. This new agreement … [Read more...]

LOOP AND LOBLAW TO BRING CIRCULAR SHOPPING PLATFORM TO CANADA

Loop Pilot to Launch in Toronto in Early 2020 TORONTO - Loop™, a state-of-the-art circular shopping system designed to reduce waste, and Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw), Canada’s food and pharmacy leader, announced Loblaw as the founding retailer to bring Loop’s innovative packaging solution to Canada. Beginning in early 2020, Toronto pilot … [Read more...]

LCA Shows Balanced Environmental Results for Produce Container Systems

ITASCA, IL  – The Corrugated Packaging Alliance (CPA) has released a new life cycle assessment (LCA) of produce packaging which shows neither corrugated containers nor reusable plastic containers (RPC), have an advantage in all environmental impact categories. The full LCA is available for download … [Read more...]