With thousands of tons of transit packaging being disposed of every year all over the world, more and more companies are considering the use of multi-trip, reusable, Returnable Transit Packaging (RTP) in contrast to disposable single trip packaging.
RTP is a highly cost-effective and flexible choice for companies. Made of durable plastic, RTP products are specifically designed for multiple trips over an extended life. They provide a quick return on investment and a lower cost per trip, compared to single trip packaging products.
An example is an IBC container. Intermediate Bulk Containers not only boost the image of the company but also make a positive impact on the environment by reducing waste disposable, shipping and labour costs.
These products have many benefits like:
* Reduce overall packaging cost
* Reduce labour cost
* Reduce the loss of products
* Help in cheap hiring instead of costly purchasing
IBC has been developed in conjunction with various companies to offer the best in class bulk handling solutions. They are the best to provide returnable packaging solutions and equipment to store and move products via supply chains.
Benefits of RTP
RTP offers many benefits to companies. Here are some of the top benefits:
Pooled rental options are popular and offer a flexible mode of spending. RTP offers all the benefits of ownership without major capital outlay and aids in maintaining positive cash flow. It is a simple and easy way to budget with a single price per product (pallet/crate) for the full service that includes management, transport, wash and rental.
Renting and pooling RTP makes for a sustainable way to conduct business and works towards reducing the carbon footprint of a company. It also adheres to legal needs, which recommend minimizing packaging and designing for reuse and recovery. RTP substitutes for one-trip disposable packaging, which has a negative economic and environmental impact. A reduction in waste and less choking of landfills carets much faster cost savings and raises overall profitability.
* Savings in Handling and Transport
Returnable packaging is typically designed to be collapsible or stacked, reducing transport, storage and other associated costs. More products can be transported per truck needing fewer journeys and reducing extra carbon usage.
* Enhanced Protection
Returnable packaging is designed to be more durable and robust helping to reduce the risk of product damage during transit, and thus, reducing customer returns. Rigid and secure RTP is ideal for the transport of valuable, fresh and perishable goods needing optimum protection – and these can be washed hygienically and returned to the loop.
* Bespoke Solutions
When customers so require, bespoke solutions can be offered to cater to specific material handling requirements in terms of distribution, size, as well as safety and health issues.
RTP is more socially acceptable as delivering conservation of energy and raw materials is through the supply chain, garnering both economic and environmental benefits. Lower energy consumption for washing reusable RTP should be weighed against higher energy costs for recycling timber and cardboard.
* Benefits of Pooling
Pooling enables clients to focus their efforts, energies, and resources into their core business and permits a specialist business to handle their returnable packaging. The pooling of shared resources is cost-effective with one product for many users. Plastic crates can be used again and again making them more versatile than single trip packaging solutions like cardboard.
* Hygienically Clean
When delivered, used plastic pool rented products can be collected and washed as per legal standards, before being returned to supply chain for reuse. Most companies adhering to strict hygiene standards can take stock direct to the factory floor.
* Tracking System
The success of a pooled rental system depends not only on fit-for-purpose packaging but also on effective management and control of the closed-loop system. For this, the online tracking system is available, which can monitor the precise location of all transit equipment.
These are all benefits of the RTP system.