Our worldwide network of 96 reconditioning facilities collects and processes various types of used industrial containers from steel and plastic drums to Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), with reuse as the primary goal. And, the more times these containers get reused, the more value customers get, the more energy and raw materials we help conserve and the healthier we make our planet.
"Our Reconditioning business is by far the largest and most comprehensive in the industry," says Kurt Richardson, senior vice-president of Sales for the Reconditioning business. "No one else comes close to matching the range of containers we handle, our global reach and our industry-best risk management. We efficiently manage the entire container life cycle from picking up the used containers to best-in-class reconditioning and then delivering the products back to our customers for reuse."
Sometimes, the containers can't be reused, Kurt explains, but almost all used containers can be recycled and re-used as raw materials for other products. And, if used containers can't be recycled, we dispose of them safely and responsibly.
"What we do is important for our customers, our business and our communities," Kurt says. "Utilizing reconditioned containers helps our customers save money and decrease their carbon footprint by reducing the need for products made from virgin raw materials, and by keeping bulky containers out of landfills. Our ability to pick up used containers quickly, and at scale, also allows our customers to keep their factories clean and save potential costs for disposing of used containers through other less sustainable methods."
Ernest van den Boogerd, head of EMEA, Reconditioning, also points out that reconditioning is a growth area for the company worldwide. It helps us deliver solutions across the full packaging lifecycle on a global scale. Our customers ship their products globally and that is why our Reconditioning facilities are present in many parts of the world. However, he reminds us, that as we shift to reuse of containers and production of packaging with recycled materials, there will always be a need for new products in the supply chain. One doesn't happen without the other, he says.