About the RPA

Promoting the Use and Value of Reusable Transport Packaging for Over 20 Years

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About the RPA

Founded in 1999, the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) is a non-profit trade organization representing and promoting the common and pro-competitive business interests of member suppliers and users of reusable packaging products and services. RPA connects the industry to expand, innovate and validate reusable packaging systems:

Expand markets with trade show pavilions, educational platforms and promotional activities.

Innovate through industry best practices, standardization, process optimization and technology awareness.

Validate the environmental, operational, and financial benefits of reusable packaging with research, data modeling and case studies.

Taken together, RPA supports members today for a stronger business climate tomorrow, fulfilling the promise of a zero-waste, resource-efficient and highly-visible supply chain through reusable packaging.

Our Members

RPA member companies include businesses which:  supply raw materials; design, make and market transport packaging products; provide pooling and logistics services; use and handle the reusable packaging in processing, manufacturing, distribution and retail environments; and offer technology and automation services to the industry. Learn more about the solutions offered by our members in the Reusables Marketplace.

Interested in membership? Access our Membership Application here.

Our Board

Strategic and budgetary oversight of the RPA is provided by the Board of Directors and led by the Executive Committee, comprised of the Chairman and Vice Chairman, Secretary-Treasurer, and the President & CEO. The Board is elected annually by the membership and represents all regular members. View the current Board of Directors.

Our Work

The work of the RPA is principally carried out by four channels of member engagement:

Trade Show Programs showcase the latest innovations in reusable packaging products and services and provide educational insights on industry trends, case studies and product developments.
Committees bring members together in a collaborative environment to address common issues and to advance industry projects.
Communications provide credible industry news, data and resources across trade and social media channels.
Government Affairs enables RPA’s collective voice to advocate industry positions on legislative and regulatory matters.