Reports & Data

Reusables 101:  Think Outside the Box.  An introductory look at reusable transport packaging, its benefits, and how it can work for your company.

Reusables 102:  A Cost Comparison Model for Reusable Transport Packaging. This document can help you determine if reusable packaging makes financial sense for your company. 

Best Practices for the Successful Implementation of Reusables in the Supply Chain. This document is a summary of fundamental strategies and best practices gleaned from companies that have successfully implemented reusables in manufacturing and retail environments.

Reusable Packaging:  Financial Alternatives and Outsourcing Options. A presentation delivered by RPA Chairman of the Board, Mr. Drew Merrill, at the 2010 RPA Learning Center at PACK EXPO.

RPC Label Standardization:  Guidelines and Best Practices. These are voluntary standards for the labeling of reusable plastic containers (RPCs) in the fresh produce supply chain. 2006

Life Cycle Inventory of Reusable Plastic Containers and Display-Ready Corrugated Containers Used for Fresh Produce Applications. This study identifies and quantifies the energy, solid waste and atmospheric and waterborne emissions associated with RPCs and DRCs used for shipping fresh produce.  2004.