IFCO Announces FMI Educational Seminar for Retailers and Growers

Tue. May 2nd, 2017 - by Melissa De Leon Chavez

TAMPA, FL - On May 11, IFCO will unveil a collaboration with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to offer both retailers and growers a series of online educational sessions.

Daniel Walsh, President, IFCO North America“IFCO is committed to the vision of a circular economy that produces zero waste and zero emissions,” said President of the North America division, Daniel Walsh. “We are pleased to partner with FMI to deliver this complimentary educational content and help retailers and growers meet their sustainability and marketplace goals.”

The session, entitled Just the Facts: How Reusable Assets Can Help Retailers and Growers Achieve their Zero Waste Goals, will focus on the key role shared and reusable assets play in helping both sides of the industry create a more sustainable supply chain, according to a press release.

The educational sessional takes place Thursday, May 11th, at 2 p.m. EDT. Click here to register.

The team noted that during the event, Hillary Femal, IFCO Vice President of Global Marketing, and Beverly Sauer, Senior Life Cycle Analyst at Franklin Associates, will also review the results of a new study, Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Reusable Plastic Containers and Display- and Non-Display-Ready Corrugated Containers Used for Fresh Produce Applications. Additionally, they will discuss the sustainability benefits of shared and reusable fresh produce packaging versus one-way packaging.


Consumers are rewarding retailers and growers more and more for a commitment to sustainable operations and supply chains, IFCO said, adding that they continue to unite around the goal of a circular economy and supply chain that generates zero waste and zero emissions.

The Ellen Macarthur Foundation also called shared and reusable platforms like RPCs a perfect match for retailers looking to optimize sustainability along fresh produce supply chains.

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