Proud to meet Cradle to Cradle certification standards

The Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program is one of the most prestigious sustainability certifications for products around the world and across industries.

Our European line of Lift Lock RPCs — optimized for fruit and vegetables, meat and baked goods — is Cradle to Cradle Certified® at the Silver level, which means they are now the first and only fresh-food RPCs in the world with this status.

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IFCO European Lift Lock containers become Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver

Munich, Germany, March 30, 2021: The Lift Lock range in Europe is the first and only reusable food packaging container range with this prestigious sustainability certification. The leading global provider of reusable packaging for fresh foods, IFCO, has had its European line of Lift Lock reusable packaging containers (RPCs) awarded Cradle to Cradle Certified® (Version 3.1) at the Silver level.

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How do we design for the circular economy and full sustainability?

Traditionally, IFCO has always fully embraced the principles of the circular economy. Our business model takes a holistic view of the fresh supply chain to focus on sustainable reusable packaging solutions that are 100% recyclable. We maximize efficiency and minimize our own and our customers’ carbon footprint.

By embracing the infinitely more sustainable circular economy concept of "share-reuse-reduce", we reject linear "take-make-waste" designs. When you partner with us, you reduce waste — food waste, energy waste and material waste.

Transporting your fresh produce in IFCO RPCs makes a positive impact on the environment, human health and your overall sustainability. It’s the reason why we are the preferred partner for companies that value sustainability.

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All IFCO Lift Lock RPCs in Europe are Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver

Designed, manufactured, pooled and recycled to the strictest health, safety and environmental standards, our entire European line of Lift Lock RPCs — optimized for fruit and vegetables, meat and baked goods — are Cradle to Cradle Certified® at the Silver level, which means they are now the first and only fresh-food RPCs with this status.

What does it mean to be Cradle to Cradle Certified? The independent Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program is the world’s most advanced standard for designing and manufacturing products according to the principles of the circular economy. It is the premium benchmark for sustainability around the world and across all industrial sectors.

This prestigious certification positively assessed our product standards and manufacturing processes according to five performance categories of sustainability, covering Material Health, Material Reutilization, Renewable Energy and Carbon Management, Water Stewardship, and Social Fairness. Overall, we achieved the Silver level. In Material Reutilization, we were awarded Gold.

By partnering with us and opting for our C2C Certified Silver European Lift Lock RPCs you are making the most sustainable choice for your supply chain operations.