IFCO to Present at PACKEXPO Reusables Learning Center

IFCO SYSTEMS, the global leader in Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh products, today announced that Frank Ratto of Ratto Bros. Inc., a 3rd Generation “Leafy Greens” vegetable grower and Hillary Femal of IFCO Systems will lead a presentation on packaging solutions as part of the educational series at PACK EXPO 2013 Monday, September 23. The session, titled Waste Reduction through Reusable Plastic Container Use in Fresh Produce Applications, is part of the Reusables Learning Center organized by the Reusable Packaging Association.

Ratto, who uses IFCO RPCs at his vegetable farm in Modesto, Calif., and Femal will discuss the impact of reusable packaging on three kinds of waste: cost/labor, product/food and environmental in the day-to-day produce supply chain from field to retail.

“Ratto Bros. and IFCO Systems are working together to encourage sustainable business practices throughout the extended produce distribution channels, while making the supply chain more efficient. This session will feature several examples of how this is effectively being accomplished now and how it will improve productivity and lower the carbon footprint even more in the future,” said Femal.

The session is scheduled for 10:00-10:45pm on September 23 in the Lower South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth S-6458 at PACK EXPO 2013. Additional information on sessions about reusable transport packaging solutions is available here.

With more than 170 million RPCs in circulation worldwide, IFCO is the leading provider of reusable containers to the fresh food sector. IFCO handles all RPC logistics, from manufacturing to cleaning to re-entry into the supply chain. After retail use, IFCO RPCs are folded, collected and shipped back to one of IFCO’s service facilities, where they are sanitized and prepared for re-use.

Source: IFCO Systems

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