Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs)

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The best choice to pack, transport, and display fresh foods

Fresh foods require extra care as they travel from the field to the family table. CHEP’s range of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), also known as crates, protect fresh foods better than single-use packaging such as cardboard, and their standardised footprint and sturdy, interlocking design improve efficiencies throughout the supply chain.  

CHEP’s Foldable RPCs can be used to move a range of perishable goods through the supply chain from the grower/ distributor to retail display. Using these containers eliminates single-use packaging and removes the associated environmental impact and the costs of cardboard disposal from the supply chain. 

CHEP RPCs are washed and dried at service centres across Australia with HACCP certification. They are available in a variety of sizes to suit your storage and distribution needs this harvest season.

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We all love crunching and munching on delicious Apples!

They not only taste great, but provide essential minerals and vitamins B & C.

CHEP Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) support the Apple supply chain by unlocking efficiencies and environmental savings in production, transportation, storage and point of sale. All that thanks to this smart space-saving and reusable package solution, which can keep Apples safe during transport and fresher for longer too.*

Discover the savings for yourself. #sustainablepackaging #lessfoodwaste #environmentalsavings

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Enhance your performance this Apple season
Enhance your performance this Apple season

Optimise the handling and movement of your pears with CHEP RPCs

Are you looking for the Pear-fect share and reuse supply chain solution? We’re proud to work closely with growers, wholesalers and retailers in Australia to support keep Pears safe during transport and fresher for longer at point of sale with our RPCs. #sustainablepackaging #reducewaste #environmentalsavings

Did you know that you can save up to 68% carbon emissions, produce 99% less waste and save approximately 85% in water usage by using CHEP RPCs over single-use packaging*?

* Source: Carre, A. Bontik, P-A. 2010. Centre for Design & RMIT University, A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Returnable Plastic Crates versus a Disposable Cardboard Carton for Fresh Produce Distribution

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Enhance your performance this Pear season
Enhance your performance this Pear season

Suitable for all types of fresh foods

CHEP RPCs optimise the handling and movement of all types of fruit and vegetables including berries, stone fruits, tomatoes, apples, pears, grapes, nuts, mushrooms, kiwi fruits, avocados, citrus, brassicas, bananas, mangoes, melons, cucumbers, capsicums and oranges, plus are also optimised to support the movement of meal kits, salad bags, meat and seafood, plus more...

  • Vegetables

  • Fruits

  • Meal Kits

  • Meat and Seafood

  • Deli Food

Case study with AGRIFresh

Case study

Case study: AGRIFresh

AGRIFresh has been a family owned and operated citrus and mango grower in Western Australia (WA) since 2005. They provide a variety of fruits to the Australian market, from their two orchards strategically located 200km north of Perth.

With a total planting area of 310ha, 265ha is dedicated to citrus production, including Navel oranges and mandarins, and 45ha…

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Helping you achieve your sustainability goals

Working with CHEP’s sustainable share and reuse business model, you can increase both environmental and economic efficiencies in the supply chain. 

Our team of experts combined with our reusable packaging solutions can help your business achieve your targets in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Australia's 2025 National Packaging Targets.

Antonello Produce using CHEP RPCs
Sustainability Goals

Sustainable achievements with reusable packaging

Customers in Australia by sharing and reusing our pallets and RPCs have saved:

  • 150,707 litres of water equivalent to 60 olympic swimming pools.
  • 1.24 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent to 828,000 tonnes of CO2 absorbed by trees.
  • 752,506 tonnes of waste equivalent to 107,501 garbage trucks full of waste.

 

Source: CHEP Australia Sustainability Highlights
Qualipac using CHEP RPCs
Sustainable achievements with reusable packaging

Why CHEP for RPCs?

We’re here to work with you and support you to optimise the quality and freshness of your fresh products from the farm to store. When you choose CHEP for your supply chain solutions you get access to:

  • Better product protection

    CHEP RPCs are specifically designed for the fresh foods supply chain. CHEP RPCs can reduce product damage, cutting food waste and supporting the delivery of higher quality food products to your customers.

  • Achieve cost savings

    CHEP RPCs are cost effective and can help you save time and money by reducing handling, packaging waste and product damage. These containers also flow straight to the retail floor without any unpacking or repacking; and can be flat packed for optimal storage.

  • Optimise product freshness and quality

    Compared with single-use packaging, CHEP RPCs deliver faster product cooling for fruit and vegetables. With more consistent temperature control during handling, storage and movement in your supply chain, this solution supports optimum ripeness and the delivery of superior product integrity.

  • Lower environmental impact

    Compared to single-use packaging, CHEP RPCs can help you save up to 68% carbon emissions, produce 99% less waste and save approximately 85% in water usage.*

    * Source: Carre, A. Bontik, P-A. 2010. Centre for Design & RMIT University, A Comparative Life Cycle Assessment of Returnable Plastic Crates versus a Disposable Cardboard Carton for Fresh Produce Distribution

  • One stop for all equipment platforms

    For an efficient and sustainable way to move, store and protect your goods, access all your equipment needs on a rental basis from CHEP.  

    With no upfront capital investment, save time and money accessing CHEP’s wide range and depth of supply chain platforms, including: pallets (timber, plastic and display), reusable plastic containers, bins, intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) and beverage trays. Plus, you receive simple and transparent pricing.

  • CHEP Network Advantage

    CHEP has HACCP accredited facilities to wash and sanitise RPCs after each use. Containers are available from CHEP service centres conveniently located within most major growing regions across Australia.

    When you select CHEP, you join one of the largest trading partner networks in Australia.

  • Ongoing Asset Control Support

    Our Australia based, friendly and knowledgeable team combined with online training and support resources, help you manage your account and improve equipment management.

Transporting and storing fresh produce with CHEP RPCs

Frequently asked questions about our Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) / Crates

  • How does CHEP Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) / Crates pooling work?

    CHEP utilises a circular economy model, where higher quality “pooled” Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), also known as Crates, are shared across growers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers. Customers hire CHEP Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) from this shared pool. Contact us to connect with us today.

  • How can I request CHEP Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) issues and returns?

    Available 24/7, myCHEP is the digital customer portal that provides you the ability to self-serve online. It’s a fast and reliable way to schedule all your orders or collections online and track status changes via mobile or desktop device. Contact us to get access to the myCHEP portal.

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