According to a study initiated by the Stiftung Initiative Mehrweg (SIM) -a German foundation for reusable systems- carried out by Fraunhofer Institute and the University of Bonn, throughout the whole supply chain for fresh fruit and vegetables from the producer to the retail, around 4% of all disposable packaging was damaged, while this figure was just 0.1% for reusable packaging.

If we extrapolate these figures to the Spanish global exports of fresh fruits and vegetables, more than 1.800 million euro could be saved when using just reusable crates and containers.