2009-11-10-The Pros and Cons of Reusable Containers Profiled by Manufacturing Journalist TR Cutler
In the Fall issue of Plastics Business Magazine, manufacturing journalist TR Cutler notes, “Green sustainable packaging solutions are as simple as reusing containers. Pallets and containers are the fundamental products for transporting, distributing, and storing almost all products and materials. Using containers and pallets made of plastic offers benefits for sustainable and efficient operations. Plastic pallets and containers are reusable and do not require treatment for pests. The benefits of plastic pallets and containers include hygiene, constant quality and dimension, no splintering or nails, and no water absorption. Plastic pallets and containers also are weather-resistant, stack and nest for excellent space utilization, can be easily repaired or replaced, and can be uniquely colored.”
Used returnable packaging already is utilized extensively and many firms have incorporated this green initiative into their distribution system to some extent. Since almost all plastics businesses sell to other manufacturing companies, the returnable container portion of that equation provides a unit that is strong, stackable, and forklift-transportable. With the right returnable container (often a plastic pallet container), the products are protected from damage during transportation. The used pallet container works like a fortress – if anything hits, stabs, or bumps the container, the container is strong enough to protect whatever is being stored or transported inside.
About TR Cutler, Inc.:
TR Cutler, Inc. (www.trcutlerinc.com) was founded by Thomas R. Cutler a decade ago. Cutler maintains extraordinary relationships with clients, journalists, editors, trendsetters, and key business leaders worldwide and has become a key resource for those writing about the manufacturing sector. Cutler founded the Manufacturing Media Consortium™ in the 1999. This extraordinary group of more than 3500 journalists worldwide is writing about trends, data, case studies, profiles, and features in the manufacturing and industrial sector. Cutler has worked with thousands of media outlets to expand manufacturing media coverage. Cutler has authored more than 2,500 articles for a wide range of manufacturing periodicals, industrial publications, and business journals including most of the leading monthly trade publications. TR Cutler, Inc. recently launched a new professional coaching system for manufacturers worldwide named C.E.O.™ or Continuous Experiential Optimization.