IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers
Today, we're looking into the fastest-growing trend in produce transportation: the reusable plastic container, or RPC. More and more retailers and growers are turning to RPCs as a more economical, efficient, and eco-friendly alternative to cardboard crates. The plastic containers are much sturdier than the standard boxes and are rigid and easy to stack. This makes work easier for the employees in charge of transporting the product as well as preventing damage to the product itself. The RPCs lock into place to minimize damage and allow produce to breathe better. RPCs also reduce costs. Besides reducing shrink, RPCs offer greater handling and storage efficiencies and enabling produce companies to do their part in preserving the environment. RPCs can be used indefinitely and are suitable for transporting anything from cucumbers to eggs.