Reusable Packaging Association turns attention to sustainability metrics

07/27/2009 12:51:00 PM
Pamela Riemenschneider

Big names in the retail and produce industries such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Frontera Produce Ltd., Stemilt Growers Inc., Tanimura and Antle Fresh Produce, Georgia-Pacific and IFCO Systems participated in the study.

Heptinstall said the study exceeded expectations.

“Reads were faster and a greater percentage were successful than previous industry tests had shown,” he said. “We’re very pleased that the tests demonstrated reusable packaging’s ability to integrate successfully with advanced technology. The tags used were reusable, which reduces waste compared to disposable RFID tags.”

Reusable RFID tags and reusable packaging could be the ideal solution for produce transport packaging, Heptinstall said.

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