Chep Australia returnable plastic crate system

Tuesday, 02 November, 2010 | Supplied by: CHEP Australia



Chep Australia’s returnable plastic crate (RPC) system for produce has proven its sustainability credentials, delivering users good environmental performance as well as functionality and financial value in the supply chain.

An independent life-cycle study by RMIT University Melbourne found the system generated significant benefits for users compared with a single-use corrugated cardboard packaging system.

Based on the results of the study, the estimated benefits on a daily basis are: more than 175 t of greenhouse gas emissions saved; more than 1.2 million L of water saved; and more than 20 t of solid waste avoided.

The study complies with the ISO 14044 methodology for environmental systems and has been thoroughly peer reviewed by two independent industry experts.

The extensive assessment took into account the environmental impact of the entire product and system life cycle, including inputs to manufacture and the full end of life processes for both packaging systems.

Online: www.chep.com
Phone: 02 9856 2400
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