PRESS RELEASE: Reusable Packaging Europe expands its coalition. Changes in Reusable Packaging Europe’s Board of Directors.

New Members and Ambassadors

Reusable Packaging Europe (RPE) is pleased to welcome four new Members and two Ambassadors to the association. RPE was founded in 2020 by IFCO SYSTEMS and Euro Pool System with the objective to promote the interests of European organizations which are active in the industry of pooling reusable (transport) packaging.

Container Centralen, WBG-Pooling, Logifruit and Tosca have joined RPE as Members, while Haidlmair and bekuplast have joined the association as Ambassadors. Together with the founding members, RPE will continue to advocate for a fully circular economy using Packaging-as-a-Service models.

RPE’s Chairman Gerjo Scheringa (CEO of Euro Pool System) commented: “RPE is pleased to welcome Container Centralen, WBG-Pooling, Logifruit, Tosca, Haidlmair and bekuplast to Reusable Packaging Europe. Together with these new Members and Ambassadors we will continue to share the circular advantages of Reusable Packaging with the European and national policy makers. We will jointly support and contribute to the realization of a truly European circular economy.”

New Board of Directors

Following the resignation of Wolfgang Orgeldinger as Chairman and Director, certain changes have been effectuated within the Board of Directors with effect of 15 March 2021. Gerjo Scheringa of Euro Pool System has been appointed as RPE’s new Chairman. The Board of Directors is furthermore extended with Mr. Michael Pooley of IFCO SYSTEMS, who will also take on the role of Vice-Chairman, Mr. Eric Frank of Tosca, Mr. Pedro Ballester Fernández of Logifruit and Mr. Roel de Jong of Container Centralen.

With effect of 15 March 2021, Cornelius Antor (IFCO SYSTEMS) has been appointed as Secretary of RPE. He has taken over that role from Frank van Sluis (Euro Pool System) who will now take on the role of Vice-Secretary.


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