One way to avoid solid waste generation is through the use of reusable packaging. Case in point, reusable plastic containers or RPCs, are increasing being used for the shipment of perishables, including fresh fruit and vegetables.
IFCO SYSTEMS US recently launched its newest reusable plastic container (RPC) Service Center in Portland, Oregon. The facility is IFCO's fifth U.S. service center, extending the company's network in North America in support of the continued expansion of RPC use by leading grocery retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada. IFCO's other service centers are located in San Antonio, Texas; Rancho Cucamonga, California; Atlanta, Georgia, and Chicago, Illinois.
Receiving approximately 25-40 truckloads of RPCs daily from IFCO's grocery retail partners and grower shipper customers, the facility will process over 40,000 units a day at the 85,000 square foot facility, with an expected workforce of over 100 people at the site.
IFCO is an international logistics service provider with more than 210 locations worldwide, operating a pool of over 170 million Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) globally.