About: Life Cycle Services

EarthMinded® Life Cycle Services collects, cleans, reshapes, reconditions, remanufactures and tests industrial drums and intermediate bulk containers (IBCs) for reuse and recycling, extending the life of the products and responsibly recycling their component materials at the end of their life cycles.

Composed of EarthMinded (formerly "pack2pack") in Europe, the joint venture Container Life Cycle Management and affiliated partners in North America and Europe, EarthMinded LCS delivers a wide range of reconditioned and remanufactured industrial packaging and related services throughout Europe and North America.  Through an integrated network, the business provides the most reliable, cost-effective, one-stop service possible to customers who have one or many sites in multiple countries.

EarthMinded LCS continues to grow worldwide through acquisitions, green field development and strategic partnerships with environmentally responsible companies.


Veteran industry leaders across two continents joined together to create EarthMinded® Life Cycle Services, a selective network of industrial drum and intermediate bulk container reconditioners and now the largest industrial packaging reconditioner in the world. Each leader in the network was chosen based on expertise, environmentally responsible practices, reputation and commitment to customer satisfaction.

EarthMinded LCS is comprised of Greif, Inc. subsidiary EarthMinded Europe (formerly “pack2pack”) with network sites and alliance participants across Europe, and Container Life Cycle Management in North America, a joint venture composed of Greif, IndyDrum, Drumco of Arkansas, Drumco of Tennessee and Mid-America Steel Drum Co., Inc. The EarthMinded LCS network in North America also includes Container Management Services covering the western United States, West Texas Drum Company covering the Gulf Coast, Chambers Drum Company, Inc. covering the southeast United States, Kearny Steel Container covering the northeast United States and the Bodtker Group of Companies covering Canada.