Plastics Mapping Facilitates Hospital Recycling

Jan 24, 2017 9:30 AM ET

The purpose of plastics mapping is to understand the overall flow of plastic materials through the hospital from entry, through usage, and exit as waste streams.​

By mapping the flow of plastic materials through your hospital, you can identify non-patient contact healthcare plastic materials that can be easily recycled and the optimum points to collect these materials for recycling.

Read more and download the tool on the HPRC site.

About HPRC

HPRC is a private technical coalition of industry peers across healthcare, recycling and waste management industries seeking to improve recyclability of plastic products within healthcare. HPRC is made up of brand leading and globally recognized members including Baxter, BD, Cardinal Health, DuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Ravago Manufacturing Americas and SABIC Innovative Plastics. The council convenes biannually at meetings hosted by an HPRC member that include facility tours to further learning and knowledge sharing opportunities through first-hand demonstration of best practices in sustainable product and packaging design and recycling processes. For more information, visit

Katie Nordenson