Sustainability and smaller footstep
BEPCO Returnable Transport Items (RTI)
- Can be used up to 150 trips
- 100% recyclable
- Damaged RTI´s will be granulated and new RTI´s will manufactured
The recent study, “The sustainability of packaging systems for fruit and vegetable transport in Europe based on life-cycle-analysis Update 2009”, published in February 2009 by Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg, highlighted various environmental advantages in using RTI`s in comparison to cardboard.
RTI´s are ecologically superior compared to traditional one way packaging:
- 53% lower greenhouse emissions potential
- 38% lower ozone depletion potential
- 51% lower summer smog potential
- 72% lower acidification potential (contribution to acid rain)
- 81% lower eutrophication (contribution to over-fertilization)
A recent study, entitled “Life Cycle Inventory of Reusable Plastic Containers and Display-Ready Corrugated Containers Used for Fresh Produce Applications”, was conducted by Franklin and Associates, a recognized leader worldwide in the development of LCI (life cycle inventory) data.
- Reduce solid waste by 95%
- Require 29% less total energy
Our RTI´s make prudent and sparing use of natural resources and represent an efficient contribution to the protection of our environment. In opting for our products, customers are also making a valuable contribution to environmental protection, while at the same time eliminating disposal costs.