Applications for the fifth annual Excellence in Reusable Packaging award are now being accepted. The award recognizes companies and organizations that have developed and implemented measurable and innovative reusable packaging solutions in a business supply chain. Both members and non-members of the Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) are eligible and encouraged to enter.

“RPA’s Excellence in Reusable Packaging award spotlights and celebrates implementation of reusable packaging solutions that impact supply chain costs and environmental footprints,” says Tim Debus, RPA President. “We honor achievements with reusable packaging and promote the implementation experience and outcomes for educational purposes.”

Two awards are given annually: one award for businesses or organizations with revenues less than $25 million and one with revenues more than $25 million. The application form is available on the RPA website at Submissions are due by August 1.

Submissions will be judged by an independent committee based on the quantifiable environmental and economic benefits of the reusable packaging system. Winners will be notified in September, and should be available to attend PACK EXPO 2016 in Chicago on Nov. 8 to receive the award and to present their findings.