Deadline Extended – Excellence in Reusable Packaging Awards

NOTE Dead­line Extended — Sep­tem­ber 10, 2012

Arling­ton, Va, July 18, 2012 – The Reusable Pack­ag­ing Asso­ci­a­tion is accept­ing sub­mis­sions for its first annual Excel­lence in Reusable Pack­ag­ing Award. The award is designed to rec­og­nize com­pa­nies that have devel­oped, sup­ported or imple­mented mea­sur­able and inno­v­a­tive reusable solu­tions in a business-to-business sup­ply chain. Non-members as well as mem­bers of the RPA are encour­aged to enter. Sub­mis­sions will be reviewed by an inde­pen­dent com­mit­tee of judges who are not mem­bers of the RPA.

“We cre­ated this award to increase aware­ness and under­stand­ing of the mea­sur­able ben­e­fits of reusable pack­ag­ing and solu­tions,” said Jerry Wel­come, Pres­i­dent of the RPA. “This is a great oppor­tu­nity for com­pa­nies to be rec­og­nized for their efforts, and for the RPA to build its grow­ing library of best prac­tices and to con­tinue to be the cat­a­lyst for mak­ing reusables the dom­i­nant sup­ply chain pack­ag­ing solution.”

The dead­line for sub­mis­sions is Sept. 10, 2012. The win­ner of the award will be announced dur­ing PACK EXPO 2012 in Chicago. Eli­gi­ble com­pa­nies must have par­tic­i­pated in the reusable pack­ag­ing indus­try as of Sep­tem­ber 1, 2011.

Sub­mis­sion forms are avail­able  here. The award is sup­ported by the U.S. Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency (EPA), Reusable Pack­ag­ing Machin­ery Insti­tute (PMMI) and StopWaste.Org.

An inde­pen­dent panel of judges who are not mem­bers of the RPA will judge the sub­mis­sions. Com­pa­nies will be judged on the quan­tifi­able envi­ron­men­tal and eco­nomic ben­e­fits of their reusable pack­ag­ing solu­tions and services.

About the RPA
The Reusable Pack­ag­ing Asso­ci­a­tion is a col­lab­o­ra­tive effort between man­u­fac­tur­ers, pool­ers, dis­trib­u­tors, retail­ers and edu­ca­tors to pro­mote the envi­ron­men­tal, safety, and eco­nomic ben­e­fits of reusable pack­ag­ing. The RPA serves as the col­lec­tive voice of the indus­try and uses its knowl­edge of the mem­bers’ prod­ucts and ser­vices to advance the adop­tion of reusable pack­ag­ing and sys­tems through­out the sup­ply chain. The RPA is focused on pro­mot­ing the expan­sion of reusables as the pre­ferred pack­ag­ing solu­tion across sup­ply chains in all indus­tries. For more infor­ma­tion, visit or call (703) 224‑8284.

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