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    RIPA Comments on a Pending Proposal Involving “USA” Packaging Mark

    RIPA has submitted to U.S. DOT its comments on a petition (not yet published as a proposal for review) that would allow UN packagings made by foreign manufacturers to nevertheless be marked “USA” if certified for hazardous materials at a U.S. authorized lab.

    RIPA Board Elects Michael Bank Chair for 2020-2021

    The RIPA Board of Directors has elected Michael Bank, CEO, Containerbuyers, Inc. to Chair the association. Mike assumes office on January 1, 2020 and will serve a two-year term. The Board also elected Mr. Tim O’Bryan, Vice President, O’Bryan Barrels, and Mr. Barry Wingard, Director, Container Life Cycle Management, to serve as Vice Chair and Treasurer, respectively. Although he still has several months to serve, the Board would like to express their thanks to our current Chair, Brian Evoy, and his fellow officers, Jerry Butler (Vice Chair) and Eric Bernath (Treasurer), for all their hard work these past two years.

    ICCR Board Meets in Amsterdam

    The International Confederation of Container Reconditioners (ICCR) held its annual board of directors meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands on May 13, 2019.  The Board considered a range of global issues facing the industry, including proposals by several UN member countries to revise IBC packaging regulations; efforts by a German standards group to develop new requirements for […]

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