|There is a lot of new to RPA. This month I experienced a new feature myself by being on the “hot seat” as a guest on our podcast, Reuse on Replay. Now eight episodes available, the podcast allows us to share background and insights through a casual conversation to our growing audience of reusable advocates and practitioners around the world. If you are interested in being a guest and telling your story on a future episode, please contact RPA’s Tim Debus to discuss topics and scheduling.
The podcast is just one of many new features and programs in development at RPA as we strive to be on the leading edge of the reuse revolution. New is the Technology Working Group that held its first meeting this month. And new is the dedicated “RPA Tech Center” inside the Reusable Packaging Pavilion at PACK EXPO International where show attendees can easily discover a wide range of technology solutions for their reusable packaging products.
Also new are seven member companies who joined RPA in 2022 thus far. Thank you to Bexter, K. Hartwall, Midwest Precision Products, Resource Material Handling & Recycling, Surgere, and our newest members this month PALIoT Solutions and Polyfuze Graphics Corporation. RPA is well established as the foremost trade organization for the reusable packaging industry, and it is exciting to see more companies participate in the association in support of advancing our common business objectives for a stronger, more competitive marketplace for reusable transport packaging.
More new developments are also in the works. March will be a busy month for the unveiling of this year’s core programs for PACK EXPO and the Excellence Award. Stay tuned for those announcements and other exciting enhancements to how RPA impacts the industry and serves its members. RPA will continue to innovate to remain at the forefront of the rapidly changing landscape for packaging in the supply chain.
Chairman of the Board
March 3, 2022