Reusable transport packaging (“Reusables”) can offer significant advantages over traditional, limited-use transport packaging—depending on your organization’s specific operations and transportation needs. Use the tools on this site to assess if Reusables are right for you.
To determine if reusable transport packaging will add profit to your company's bottom line, you must compare the costs for one-time or limited-use packaging with the costs of Reusables, including any costs for reverse logistics (transporting empty containers back to your facility). Our downloadable Excel-based calculators will walk you through all cost components and help you determine per-trip costs and total savings with Reusables, compared to one-time use or limited-use packaging. Note that the results can only be a general indication and not an absolute indication of exact cost benefits. For more specific cost benefit calculations, find a vendor or contact Use Reusables.
Calculator 1: Cardboard Boxes (Corrugated) vs. Reusable Containers
Calculator 2: Limited-life Pallets vs. Reusable Pallets
Calculator 3: Disposable Plastic Film vs. Reusable Pallet Wrap
If you checked two or more of the above statements, your organization may benefit from replacing limited-use transport packaging with Reusables.