Reusable packaging for bananas: designed for the circular economy

Durable and robust, the Caja OroTMCaja OroTmIFCO Banana Lift Lock is the ultimate reusable packaging for bananas. Designed according to the principles of the circular economy, this RPC reduces damage, increases efficiency and promotes sustainability. Providing optimum protection from plantation for delicate bananas through to point-of-sale display, this sturdy RPC is the ideal packaging for automated processes.

Our reusable packaging for bananas protects from plantation to POS

Our reusable banana packaging helps eliminate single-use packaging from the industry and promote sustainability and automation in the banana supply chain. Robust, durable and easy to handle, our RPCs provide the optimum protection and ventilation for delicate bananas from plantation through to point of sale (POS).

Our reusable packaging for bananas in detail

Banana Lift Lock

  • Optimal protection from plantation to Point of Sale (POS)
  • Faster and consistent cooling during sea transport
  • One-touch transport, storage and displaY for speed and improved product protection

Caja Oro™

  • Optimal ventilation for more consistent ripening
  • Compatible with all other IFCO RPCs for faster warehouse picking
  • One-touch transport, storage and display for speed and better product protection

Banana Lift Lock

  • Optimal protection from plantation to Point of Sale (POS)
  • Faster and consistent cooling during sea transport
  • One-touch transport, storage and displaY for speed and improved product protection

Caja Oro™

  • Optimal ventilation for more consistent ripening
  • Compatible with all other IFCO RPCs for faster warehouse picking
  • One-touch transport, storage and display for speed and better product protection

How does the IFCO reusable packaging keep bananas fresh for longer?

Superior ventilation for faster cooling

Our banana RPCs cool bananas to the ideal temperature 33% faster than single-use packaging — and also 41% more consistently.

Optimal ventilation for uniform temperature

Targeted ventilation gaps ensure the optimal temperature is maintained within the banana crates throughout the transatlantic journey.

Increased strength for ultimate protection

The unique weight-bearing design of IFCO RPCs for bananas minimizes damage. Their strength and smoothness protect bananas from damage and staining, reducing food loss and waste.

Perfect for ripening

Ventilation is designed to ensure better air flow and greater, more efficient, control of the ripening process. A perfectly shiny and bright banana can ripen uniformly to the desired level. Improving shelf life and visual appeal for shoppers.

Optimized for automation and POS

The standardized footprint of IFCO RPCs ensures secure stacking for more stable pallets and also guarantees compatibility with other IFCO Lift Lock RPCs, improving supply chain efficiencies. Easy to fold and unfold, our RPCs are attractive on display.

Designed for sustainability

IFCO RPCs produce up to 60% less CO2 and 86% less solid waste. Throughout their lifecycle, they also use 64% less energy and 80% less water than single-use packaging. Made of high-quality material, they are 100% recyclable.

Perfect for ripening

Ventilation is designed to ensure better air flow and greater, more efficient, control of the ripening process. A perfectly shiny and bright banana can ripen uniformly to the desired level. Improving shelf life and visual appeal for shoppers.

Optimized for automation and POS

The standardized footprint of IFCO RPCs ensures secure stacking for more stable pallets improving supply chain efficiencies. Easy to fold and unfold, our RPCs are attractive on display.

Designed for sustainability

IFCO RPCs produce up to 60% less CO2 and 86% less solid waste. Throughout their lifecycle, they also use 64% less energy and 80% less water than single-use packaging. Made of high-quality material, they are 100% recyclable.

How does the circular economy model work with bananas?

The circular economy principals of sustainability and reusability are at the core of the robust design of all IFCO RPCs and the IFCO SmartCycle™. This model focuses on eliminating waste on all levels and reducing the carbon footprint of producers, distributors, ripening specialists and retailers.



Reusability is guaranteed

The IFCO reusable packaging for bananas will be shared and reused for many years, which is cost-efficient and planet friendly. 100% recycling remains in the IFCO loop. At end of life, all IFCO RPCs are granulated to create new long-lasting IFCO RPCs. This reduces the need for virgin material in the production cycle.

Sustainability is proven

The IFCO SmartCycle™ pooling system is primarily designed to ensure sustainability in a more resilient food system. Integrated into the IFCO SmartCycle™ pooling system, the IFCO reusable crate for bananas strengthens our long-standing commitment to meet the demands of modern-day responsible farming, and also supports the significant reduction of C02 emissions across the supply chain.


Reusability is guaranteed

The IFCO reusable packaging for bananas will be shared and reused for many years, which is cost-efficient and planet friendly. 100% recycling remains in the IFCO loop. At end of life, all IFCO RPCs are granulated to create new long-lasting IFCO RPCs. This reduces the need for virgin material in the production cycle.

Sustainability is proven

The IFCO SmartCycle™ pooling system is primarily designed to ensure sustainability in a more resilient food system. Integrated into the IFCO SmartCycle™ pooling system, the IFCO reusable crate for bananas strengthens our long-standing commitment to meet the demands of modern-day responsible farming, and also supports the significant reduction of C02 emissions across the supply chain.

Would you like to try out the IFCO reusable packaging for bananas?

We would be happy to advise you on the benefits of the IFCO Banana Lift Lock and arrange a free trial.

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Discover our other reusable packaging solutions  

IFCO’s retail-ready transport packaging solutions enable producers to optimize space, improve temperature control and protect quality into the retail distribution center. In addition, retailers can optimize distribution and merchandising, lower costs, preserve product quality and lower environmental impact. With customers in over 50 countries and with more RPCs in circulation worldwide than any other supplier, IFCO can supply whatever your business demands.