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Ask a Doctor: Answering Recyclers’ Questions About Healthcare Plastics

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Healthcare Plastics Recycling County (HPRC) recently hosted roundtables for hospitals (in conjunction with CleanMed) and recyclers (in conjunction with Re|focus). One of our biggest takeaways has been the barriers created by misconceptions and questions recyclers have about the safety and cleanliness of healthcare plastics.

Help HPRC Launch New Recycling Vendor Directory!

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The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is thrilled to announce the launch of a new project focused on creating a nationwide recycling vendor directory, designed to enable hospitals to build a more complete recycling program and provide recyclers with information about potential new feedstocks.

Join HPRC for Hospital and Recycler Roundtables

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Spring is an exciting time at the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council— a week ago, we presented at HealthPack 2019, and in May, we are hosting two events focused on understanding and taking advantage of the valuable plastic waste created by healthcare facilities.

Go to our latest blog to learn more and register for "Swimming in Plastics: The Latest in Elimination, Reuse, and Recycling" and "Healthcare Plastics: Unlocking this Potential Feedstock."
 

Member Spotlight: Aneta Clark

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Our newest HPRC blog features the fascinating Aneta Clark, Global Market Segment Manager for Medical Packaging at Eastman Chemical. Aneta touches briefly on what her company manufactures, the challenges and the future of healthcare plastics.

Read about what Aneta does in her spare time and why she thinks HPRC is a “fantastic platform to learn about varying points of view on challenges we all share in the industry.”

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Why Recyclers Should Consider Healthcare Plastics as a Valuable Feedstock

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Healthcare facilities in the U.S. generate about 14,000 tons of waste per day. 25% of it is plastic packaging and products, and— 85% of this plastic waste is non-infectious (meaning it never comes into contact with a patient)! How can recyclers take advantage of this clean plastics waste stream and create value with it?

HPRC has made a Healthcare Plastics: Guidance for Recyclers just for this purpose. Learn more about it and download a copy right here.

Healthcare Plastics Guide for Recyclers

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About 1 million tons of clean, non-infectious healthcare plastics are generated in U.S. healthcare facilities each year. While the potential of this largely untapped waste stream is obvious, how to access this waste stream can be less clear.

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has prepared comprehensive guidance to help inform and educate plastics recyclers and processors about the common streams of plastic waste generated in clinical settings. Read about this guide and download a copy here.

Coming Attractions: A Sneak Preview of HPRC Projects in Progress

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HPRC has worked hard to bring you a host of free solutions to encourage and increase healthcare plastics recycling. But we are not resting on our oars.

Have a look at a few new projects that our member companies and HFAB partners are working on right now!

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How Nurses and Hospital Staff Can Help HPRC Increase Healthcare Plastics Recycling

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Nurses, doctors, and other front-line staff often write to HPRC, passionate about the waste they see being discarded daily with little to no effort towards recycling, and how powerless they often feel about it. You can do something!

HPRC has devised 4 ways in which something can be done, a start can be made – read about how you can help your healthcare facility begin or improve iupon its plastic waste recycling efforts.

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What Does China's Plastic Ban Mean for Healthcare?

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In July of 2017, China announced it is no longer accepting imports of 24 categories of consumer waste, including commonly recycled post-consumer plastics and paper products. Almost every country exported a portion of their recyclables to China – now there are shockwaves being felt around the world as waste piles up and has nowhere to go.

The Pfizer Foundation Announces $5 Million Grant to Support Women and Families

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The Pfizer Foundation* recently announced a $5 million grant recommitment to initiatives that provide family planning access and education for women and men at the same time children are routinely vaccinated.

By increasing access to these integrated services, we’re helping women access reproductive and sexual health services at the same time their children are vaccinated – and in turn, supporting efforts to improve the health of women and their families by:

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