In 1975 nothing about reconditioned packaging was written in the UN Orange Book. As an individual it was not possible to be heard at the UN Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and therefore it was necessary to establish a European Organisation.
In 1978 the UN Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods agreed that Serred had an Observer seat and that it could address the meeting on packaging issues. At a later stage this seat was transferred to ICCR, who continue to represent the world-wide reconditioning industry at UN meetings.
Serred’s mission statement is to promote the safe, efficient and environmentally responsible design, manufacture, collection, reconditioning, remanufacturing and re-use of reusable industrial packaging, including preparation for recycling at the end of it’s useful life.
Serred represents 14 European countries and has a total of 28 corporate members.
Serred’s members are reconditioning over 12 million steel and plastic drums plus over 3 million IBCs per year.
Serred and its members have a tremendous knowledge and experience in the field of industrial packaging.
Through this knowledge and experience, Serred’s members can provide industry with the necessary services to help packaging users and / or emptiers meet the demands for responsible and sustainable use of industrial packaging.
All of the industry’s industrial packaging achievements can be helped by the member companies within Serred.