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Deadline extended for packaging award

Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award nomination deadline has been extended to June 30


May 18, 2020
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The deadline to submit applications for the 9th annual Excellence in Reusable Packaging Award has been extended to June 30.

The award recognizes end user companies and organizations that have developed and implemented measurable and innovative reusable transport packaging solutions in their supply chain.  

As in previous years, two awards will be offered to primary users of reusable packaging systems: one award to for-profit companies and one award to non-profit or governmental organizations.

Eligibility is open to: Primary users of a reusable transport packaging system

Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) members may submit an entry on behalf of and in conjunction with their primary user customer

Submissions will be reviewed and winners selected by an independent panel of judges, based on the quantifiable environmental and economic benefits of the reusable transport packaging system. 

Winners will be notified in August and should be available to attend PACK EXPO 2020 in Chicago, November 8 – 11, to receive the award and to present their winning submission. 

The winners will receive Primary User RPA membership for one year and lodging expenses to attend and present their submission at the RPA Learning Center at PACK EXPO 2020, a commemorative trophy, RPA website, public relations, and social media exposure, and posting of their case study on the RPA website.

The 2019 award was presented to the Kroger Company with reusable packaging supplier Polymer Logistics.

The Kroger Company won for their 2018 commercial pilot demonstrating the cost-savings and environmental impact reductions as a result of adopting the Polymer Logistics’ Cleanpal pallet for the distribution of fresh eggs from a supplier to Kroger stores.

The innovative pallet design, carrying the reusable plastic containers (RPCs) packed with egg cartons, builds a secure shipping platform that reduced Kroger’s distribution costs by up to 66 percent and removes 6,500 tons of CO2 emissions from the retailer’s egg supply chain.

The 2020 entry form can be downloaded here.