Rental Packaging Workshop & Tour

Thank you to all the participants who attended the 17th January in-person workshop and tour at CEVA’s Brussels facility.  The discussions generated a lot of questions surrounding reusable rental packaging and specifically how Orion operations were carried out day to day. Attendees saw how Orion rental packaging is reclaimed, cleaned, refurbished and how the pre-conditioned Just-in-Time (JIT) Orion delivery to pharmaceutical companies works for temperature sensitive healthcare shipments.

Classroom discussion topics included:

  • Sustainability erupting in biopharma supply chains
  • How a rental packaging program works
  • Change management within a biopharma company as a new packaging model is adopted


From the discussions it’s clear – pharmaceutical shippers have a long road ahead to get new sustainability programs off the ground. An imperative within the pharma companies? Yes, absolutely! Are new program implementations happening readily? Not quite yet.

Most pharmaceutical shipper attendees stated that their key challenge in implementing sustainable packaging is “Internal alignment is not there yet. We need a champion or company sponsorship.”

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