RPA Accepting Submissions for Second Annual Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award
Arlington, VA – April 30, 2013 The Reusable Packaging Association is accepting submissions for its second 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.
“The strongest submissions in 2012 detailed measurable outcomes that resulted from the application of reusable products and services,” said Jerry Welcome, President of the RPA. “Last year, we had a nice array of submissions from different markets and also from companies outside the US. We strongly encourage end users and suppliers from all industries to enter the competition.”
The deadline for submissions is Aug. 21, 2013. Eligible companies must have participated in the reusable packaging industry as of September 1, 2012. Companies will be judged on the quantifiable environmental and economic benefits of their reusable packaging solutions and services. Herman Miller Inc. won the award in 2012 for its reusable packaging initiative that is saving the company $46,000 annually in material and labor. You can read their winning case study at http://reusables.org/rpa-case-studies
“Winning the award gave my team internal recognition for our efforts which is always welcome, and the company as a whole received visibility for our sustainability efforts in the media. All the recognition flowed from materials created by the RPA when we won the award, so we received a lot of value without much work on our part other than creating the submission,” said Cindy Doman, Packaging Engineering, Greenhouse, Herman Miller.
Submission forms are available here RPAAwardSubFormAlt. The award is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Reusable Packaging Machinery Institute (PMMI) and StopWaste.Org. The winner of the award will be announced during PACK EXPO 2013 in Las Vegas.
For more information contact Jerry Welcome ([email protected]) or call (703) 224-8284.