Crates preferred to boxes at Reynolds

REYNOLDS, a supplier of fresh fruit and vegetables to restaurants and caterers, has switched from single-trip cardboard packaging to a reusable transit packaging (RTP) crate scheme with Schoeller Allibert, to reduce waste and keep produce fresh. Reynolds estimates that, as a result, over the last year it has sent out 750,000 fewer cardboard and wooden boxes to customers and saved hundreds of tonnes of cardboard and paper. So far, over 1,000 customers have switched to the Maxinest crates, which have average lifetime carbon footprint of 26kg CO2e for each crate, 68% less than cardboard.