About Reusable Transport PackagingDisposable wood pallets and corrugated cardboard boxes comprise a significant amount of the waste generated by businesses in Alameda County. Because there is limited and expensive landfill space left, we need to reduce the amount of garbage we send there.
That's why the StopWaste Partnership-which helps local businesses divert waste from local landfills-has partnered with the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) to provide Alameda County businesses the information and resources they need to make the switch to reusable pallets and containers.
StopWaste and the RPA want you to know about the benefits of reusables. The tips, techniques, and tools provided here will help you get started.
About the StopWaste PartnershipIn 1990, Alameda County voters overwhelmingly approved Measure D, with the ambitious goal of reducing waste by 75 percent by 2010. Measure D also required that StopWaste.Org dedicate a significant amount of its resources to recycling and reduction initiatives that help divert waste from landfills.
Because a large portion of the waste stream in Alameda County is generated by businesses, StopWaste.Org created the StopWaste Partnership to stimulate business sustainability, promote resource conservation and reduce company costs.
The StopWaste Partnership encourages businesses to reduce their waste stream, conserve energy and natural resources and cut company costs through education, grants and expert advice from sustainability professionals. This free program has helped hundreds of Alameda County companies implement new or improved recycling and composting programs, identify process improvements that conserve materials and energy, and alter purchasing practices to include environmentally preferable products.
The StopWaste Partnership has helped hundreds of local businesses save money and local resources through our innovative programs, ultimately diverting waste from our local landfills. It makes good business sense and is also good for our local community.
For more information, visit www.StopWaste.Org/Partnership.
About the Reusable Packaging AssociationSince 1999, the RPA (formerly the RPCC) has been collaboration between supply chain partners to promote the environmental, safety, and economic benefits of reusable packaging. It is a trade association of leading manufacturers, poolers, distributors, retailers, educators, and others with a commitment to reusable packaging systems and the message of re-use.
The RPA will continue to leverage its collective voice of industry expertise to advance the adoption of reusable packaging by clearly demonstrating supply chain efficiencies, environmental benefits, ergonomic improvements, and cost advantages to end users in all industries.
The RPA has a singular and powerful focus on promoting the value and expansion of reusables as the preferred packaging solution across supply chains in all industries.
Learn more about RPA at reusables.org