Corrugated vs. Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs)

Corrugated packaging excels over RPCs in a variety of ways.

The following information will help you make an informed choice when deciding between corrugated and RPCs.


See how corrugated excels over RPCs:


    • Made predominantly from trees, a renewable resource, in sustainably managed forests.
    • Once recycled, corrugated box fibers are used 7-10 times to make new boxes and other paper products.
    • Corrugated packaging is frequently lightweight and can reduce shipping costs.
    • Corrugated has four printable panels for custom graphics and product information.
    • Corrugated packaging is readily available from 1,155 plants in communities nationwide.


See how RPCs fall short when compared to corrugated:


    • Made predominantly from fossil fuels.
    • RPCs weigh up to 4X more than corrugated; increasing freight costs.
    • 10 studies show multi-use RPCs have inadequate sanitizing systems to consistently meet cleanliness standards.
    • RPCs often have small labels for product identification.
    • RPCs require washing and return transportation before reuse.

Corrugated packaging is the best choice.