ThePackHub were thrilled to launch our brand new In-site Event format. The event was very well received and we had some great feedback from those that attended. Our latest packaging innovation seminar was dedicated to refillable & reusable packaging, featuring an exclusive site tour of the established Dizzie reuse distribution/return centre, followed by a second tour of the impressive reusable packaging cleaning facilities at Packaging Services Europe (PSE). Combined with presentations from industry-renowned reuse specialists, this unique event provided solutions to the challenges of developing effective reuse systems.
In-site Tour 1 – Dizzie
Dizzie are reuse pioneers, one of the early adopters of reusable packaging.
Initially delivering directly to consumers, they have recently adjusted their business model to provide refill & reuse solutions to supermarkets and retailers, in order to expand the reach of their reusable packaging solutions.
They are fully committed to reuse, having developed their own fossil-fuel-free reusable packaging, which is durable and recyclable. Their packaging utilises smart RFID technology to provide an efficient and scaleable returns and tracking system.
This is an inspiring example of an established refill & reuse business that aims to provide reusable alternatives to single-use packaging, reduce carbon emissions and make reusable packaging mainstream.
In-site Tour 2 – Packaging Services Europe (PSE)
Packaging Services Europe are the experts in cleaning, providing washing, inspection and repair services for reusable transit packaging including pallets, plastic crates and bulk containers. Their cleaning expertise also extends into reusable primary packaging for the FMCG sector. Being ISO accredited ensures their high-quality washing solutions meet the highest hygiene standards, perfect for reusable food & drink containers.
Combined with their dedicated nationwide network and solutions in transportation logistics, this is a shining example of a company committed to the growth of reusable packaging.
We’ve utilised our wide-reaching network to deliver an impressive reusable packaging-specific agenda, bringing you up-to-date with current refill & reuse trends, research, funded projects and reports from industry experts.
We shared our vision for the future of reusable packaging, and provided an insight into the TRACE project’s Reusability by Design Report with RECOUP. Our friends at Unpackaged shared their knowledge of developing shared in-store self-refill stations with The Refill Coalition. Together with Dizzie through their work with Able & Cole, we explored the benefits of smart packaging within a reuse delivery/return system and we were thrilled that Tesco were able to share the learnings from their reuse trials with Loop.
In the finale to this full reuse agenda, delegates had the opportunity to ask questions to our esteemed panel of reuse experts when we discussed ways to overcome reuse challenges in our panel discussion.