Rick LeBlanc has covered sustainability, supply chain and recycling-related topics for The Balance since 2010. For over 25 years he has written in industry niche publications such as Pallet Enterprise Magazine, Unit Load Management, Western Pallet Magazine and more. He also provides regular freelance writing and editing services, including marketing communications content, to associations and companies in the pallet and packaging sector and produces the world's leading website dedicated to reusable packaging, www.packagingrevolution.net.
Following an undergraduate degree in physical geography, Rick worked as a packaging recycling and reverse logistics specialist for Canada Safeway, a grocery retailer. After receiving an executive MBA, he has worked for many years as a freelance writer, commentator, and consultant for many years in the area of sustainable packaging, pallets, and supply chain. He hosts a blog about sustainable packaging and is currently writing the second edition of Pallets: A North American Perspective.