IFCO Achieves Milestone of Shipping One Billion Reusable Containers Annually

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Wed. June 18th, 2014 - by Andrew McDaniel

TAMPA, FL – IFCO had reached a milestone this fiscal year; 1 billion annual reusable plastic container (RPC) shipments from producers to retail locations throughout the world.  This number represents more than 20 years of growth for IFCO RPCs.


“We are excited to share this momentous achievement with our customers, partners and employees,” said Wolfgang Orgeldinger, CEO of IFCO, “Our growth is a testament to the value IFCO RPCs offer the fresh supply chain in each of IFCO’s 29 countries of operation.”


RPCs help reduce environmental impact, food waste, and supply chain costs for retailers and producers across the world.  The yearly environmental impact of shipping 1 billion RPCs instead of cardboard is equal to the elimination of CO2 emissions of nearly 75,000 vehicles, the solid waste generated by over 400,000 people and the water consumed by nearly 600,000 people, according to a press release.  


IFCO owns and operates its RPC business in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa, and operates via joint venture in Asia.


Congratulations on reaching this milestone IFCO!