Collaborating to make better packaging decisions

Collaborating to make better packaging decisions

The RTP tool compared a single use cardboard box with numerous reusable alternatives

In partnership with a key customer CHEP Europe developed a scientific methodology and decision making tool which evaluates the financial and sustainability impacts of Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP). 

The tool compares reusable solutions versus single use alternatives using a life cycle assessment approach. The RTP tool considers both the financial and the environmental impact of different packaging decisions, analysing packaging parameters, dimensions, materials and region. RTP consistently demonstrates the advantages of reusable packaging over single use packaging. The tool will be shared amongst the customers sustainability team to assist with better packaging decisions in FY17.