CHEP Reduce, Reuse, Re-crate
Transporting fresh food from farm to fork is a complex business – which is why we would do well to rely on and work with experts in the matter. Enter CHEP, whose Reusable Plastic Containers, or RPCs, form part of a clever circular sharing model where crates are used, washed, rotated, and reused to pack, transport, and display fresh produce. Not only do the RPCs limit bruising and additional handling, they also include built-in ventilation, which optimizes temperature in transit, allowing perishables to arrive as fresh as possible. RPCs also play a very important environmental role in eliminating single-use cardboard packaging from the supply chain and landfills. After share and use, the RPCs are washed, sanitised, and dried at automated washing plants located in various regional service centres across South Africa, only to re-enter the cycle once more. Using RPCs offers a host of benefits for growers, retailers, and wholesalers alike, all of which you can read more about over here.
Comment: Sometimes thinking inside the box is the way to go. So simple, so smart.