Why the name Responsible Packaging Association?
Packaging is defined, in the UN Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations, as a type of containment which is designed to contain a chemical or chemical product. The material of construction must be compatible with the contents to be packed and it must comply with global and local regulations for test, certification and markings.
Safe, compliant packaging is essential to get products to the customer, and is regulated for ALL goods classified as dangerous or hazardous, whether small retail packs to drums, bags, large tanks, tankers and shipping containers. ALL are regulated and have to be tested, certified and inspected at intervals for continuing compliance.
The Association provides members with Information, specialist knowledge, Training, Audit and Consultancy opportunities, as well as new services to aid compliance in the supply chain for chemical classification, packaging and labelling, handling, storage and transport, and Risk Assessments. RPMASA participates in various government fora for new legislation and regulations at National and Global level, as well as International and National Standards – which Members are encouraged to participate.
RPMASA Members enjoy:
- Reduced rates for all our Training, workshops and events
- Great opportunities to promote their business through
- Sponsorship, branding and display for events
- Co-branding of Posters
- Providing information and articles to Snippets and newsletters
- Website – Platinum and Patron members have direct link to their website