At RIPA’s request, Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of U.S. DOT, has renewed the “Equivalency Certificate” SU 11819 which facilitates the transport of emptied IBCs together with emptied drums to a reconditioner provided certain conditions are met. Those that qualify for the certificate can simply use a DANGER vehicle placard when a shipment includes two or more emptied IBCs – saving considerable time and effort hanging placards for each hazard class the IBCs may have held.
Mr. Barry Wingard, Minority Owner and Senior Operations Director, Container Life Cycle Management, LLC, was recently selected by his industry peers to receive the 2018 Morris Hershson Award of Merit. Mr. Wingard was bestowed the award at the Houstonian Resort and Spa on October 25, 2018 at the 77th Annual Conference of the Reusable Industrial Packaging Association. RIPA presents the prestigious award to an individual for “distinguished and longstanding service” to the reusable industrial packaging industry.
The pioneering artist Christo has opened an amazing new sculpture consisting of 7,506 steel drums that are floating on the Serpentine Lake, London. The drums were supplied by RIPA member Janus Vaten B.V. of The Netherlands. The sculpture is titled, The London Mastaba, and will be on view until September 23, 2018. In addition to the floating drum sculpture, Christo and his professional partner Jeanne-Claude have an exhibit at the Serpentine Galleries featuring numerous steel drum sculptures the pair have created since 1958. Also, see a video from ABC News with comments from the artist himself and background information on the Hyde Park project.