Reusable Packaging Award Excellence 2019 Being Accepted Now
- by Alexis Schreiber
TAMPA, FL - The 8th annual Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) Excellence in Reusable Packaging award is now accepting applications. The award recognizes primary (end) user companies and organizations that have developed and implemented measurable and innovative reusable transport packaging solutions in their supply chain.
Awards will be presented to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. The submission deadline is June 15, 2019.
“The RPA Excellence in Reusable Packaging award spotlights and celebrates primary user implementation of reusable transport packaging solutions that reduce supply chain costs and environmental footprints,” said Tim Debus, President & CEO. “We honor achievements with reusable packaging and promote the successful outcomes for educational purposes.”
The two awards that will be given in 2019 are: the award for for-profit companies and the award for nonprofit or governmental organizations.
“We added the non-profit category in 2017 to recognize the increasing number of reusable packaging solutions being deployed in this sector,” expressed Debus. “By highlighting and sharing these initiatives, we hope to spur even more adoption of reusable transport packaging across all types of industries and organizations.”
According to the company’s press release, the awards will be given to primary users of reusable packaging transport systems. Primary users do not have to be a member of the RPA to enter. Based on the quantifiable environmental and economic benefits of reusable transport packaging system, submissions will be reviewed and winners selected by an independent panel of judges. Winners will be notified in August and should be available to attend PACK EXPO 2019 to receive the award and to present their winning submission in Las Vegas September 23-25.
The winners will receive complimentary Primary User RPA membership for one year, airfare and lodging to attend and present their submission at the RPA Learning Center at PACK EXPO 2019, a commemorative trophy, RPA website, public relations, and social media exposure, and posting of their case study on the RPA website. Complete terms and conditions are on the application form.
Prior winners of the RPA Excellence in Reusable Packaging award include DS Smith Plastics and Anheuser-Busch InBev (2018), STIHL Inc. and Goodwill Industries International (2017); Cardinal Health (2016); Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Herman Miller, and the Boulder Valley School District (2015); Svenska Retursystem and Full Belly Farm (2014); Finelite (2013); and Herman Miller Inc. (2012).
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