Applications are now being accepted! The 8th annual Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) Excellence in Reusable Packaging award is now welcoming submissions. Join the ranks of prior winners like DS Smith Plastics and Anheuser-Busch InBev (2018), STIHL Inc. and Goodwill Industries International (2017) by submitting by 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 and CEO. “We honor achievements with reusable packaging and promote the successful outcomes for educational purposes.”
The award for for-profit companies and the award for nonprofit or governmental organizations are the two awards that will be given in 2019.
“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 on September 23-25 to present their winning submission in Las Vegas.
Complete terms and conditions are on the application form. For one whole year, the winners will receive complimentary Primary User RPA membership. They will also get 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.
Prior winners of the RPA Excellence in Reusable Packaging award and their winning case studies can be found here.
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