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IFCO-FMI Educational Seminar for Retailers & Growers Focuses on Meeting Supply Chain Sustainability Goals with Reusable Packaging

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Data on Shared Assets Versus One-Way Packaging to Be Presented at May 11 Session

Tampa, Florida – May 2, 2017: IFCO, the world’s leading provider of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, today announced it is collaborating with the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) to offer a series of online educational sessions, Just the Facts: How Reusable Assets Can Help Retailers and Growers Achieve their Zero Waste Goals. On May 11, the session will focus on the key role shared and reusable assets play in helping retailers and growers create a more sustainable supply chain.

“IFCO is committed to the vision of a circular economy that produces zero waste and zero emissions,” said Daniel Walsh, president of IFCO North America. “We are pleased to partner with FMI to deliver this complimentary educational content and help retailers and growers meet their sustainability and marketplace goals.”

Increasingly, consumers are rewarding retailers and growers who are committed to sustainable operations and a sustainable supply chain, and continue to unite around the goal of a circular economy and supply chain that generates zero waste and zero emissions. According to the Ellen Macarthur Foundation, shared and reusable platforms, like RPCs, are a perfect match for retailers seeking to optimize sustainability along their fresh produce supply chains.

During the May 11th educational session, Hillary Femal, IFCO Vice President of Global Marketing, and Beverly Sauer, Senior Life Cycle Analyst at Franklin Associates, will review the results of a new study, Comparative Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of Reusable Plastic Containers and Display- and Non-Display-Ready Corrugated Containers Used for Fresh Produce Applications, and discuss the sustainability benefits of shared and reusable fresh produce packaging versus one-way packaging. Session details:

Date: Thursday, May 11

Time: 2 pm EDT

Registration Link: IFCO FMI Webinar 2

For more information, please contact:

Sean McBride

DSM Strategic Communications

T: 202 309 3050

smcbride@dsmstrategic.com

Hillary Femal

VP - Global Marketing

T: +1 813 463 4124

Hillary.Femal@ifco.com

Additional information

IFCO is the leading global provider of reusable packaging solutions for fresh foods, serving customers in 50+ countries. IFCO operates a pool of over 270 million Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) globally, which are used for over 1.4 billion shipments of fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, bread, and other items from suppliers to grocery retailers every year. IFCO RPCs ensure a better fresh food supply chain by protecting freshness and quality and lowering costs, food waste and environmental impact compared to single-use packaging. IFCO is a Brambles Company. For more information visit www.ifco.com.

Brambles Limited (ASX:BXB) is a supply-chain logistics company operating primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands. Brambles enhances performance for customers by helping them transport goods through their supply chains more efficiently, sustainably and safely. The Group's primary activity is the provision of reusable unit-load equipment such as pallets, crates and containers for shared use by multiple participants throughout the supply chain, under a model known as "pooling". Brambles primarily serves customers in the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries, counting many of the world's best-known brands among its customers. The Group also operates specialist container logistics businesses serving the automotive, aerospace and oil and gas sectors. Brambles has its headquarters in Sydney, Australia, but operates in more than 60 countries, with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. Brambles employs more than 14,500 people and owns more than 550 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of approximately 850 service centres. For further information, please visit www.brambles.com.


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