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PAXXUS Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

Press Release

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council is pleased to welcome PAXXUS, a manufacturer of flexible packaging materials, as the newest member. PAXXUS is a leading supplier of engineered flexible materials for the global healthcare market and is dedicated to supporting the complex regulatory requirements of the medical device, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries.

Westfall Technik Inc. Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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June 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome Westfall Technik, a global holding company that provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions for molded plastic parts, as its newest member. Focused on serving the medical, packaging, and consumer goods segments, Westfall Technik owns approximately one million square feet of manufacturing space and 400 molding machines across 19 strategic locations.

Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Publishes White Paper on Advanced Recycling Technologies

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April 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has published a white paper, Advanced Recycling of Healthcare Plastics: An Opportunity for Circularity, to explore advanced recycling technologies in an effort to discover if they could address the healthcare plastics waste stream in a meaningful way.

Sonoco Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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March 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome Sonoco, a producer of high-quality healthcare packaging for clinical and consumer needs, as its newest member. Sonoco’s Healthcare Packaging business is part of Sonoco, a $5.2 billion global provider of diversified consumer packaging, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Joins Healthcare Facility Advisory Board

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September 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to its Healthcare Facility Advisory Board (HFAB), a role intended to help the council set priorities and steer the agenda toward its mission of inspiring and enabling sustainable, cost-effective recycling solutions for plastic products and materials used in the delivery of healthcare.

HPRC Launches Free Healthcare Plastics Recycling Vendor Directory

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July 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council is excited to announce the release of its new recycling vendor directory, designed to enable hospitals to build a more complete recycling program and provide recyclers with information about potential new feedstocks.

Are Healthcare Flexibles the Next Big Plastic Recycling Feedstock?

The Results Are In...
Blog

Flexible plastic packaging (plastic bags, stretch and shrink film, sterilization wrap, medical device packaging, and so on) represents a significant percentage of the healthcare waste stream, yet is rarely recycled. Due to their lack of standard composition and the potential for mixed resins across different layers, utilizing these materials presents numerous challenges for recyclers. Flexibles are also easily confused visually with other materials, making manual on-site sorting challenging for hospital staff.

Gore Joins HPRC

Press Release

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome W. L. Gore & Associates Medical Products Division, makers of implantable medical devices such as vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices used by healthcare professionals worldwide. With more than 45 million devices implanted worldwide, Gore is a world leader in material science and biomaterials.

Ask a Doctor: Answering Recyclers’ Questions About Healthcare Plastics

Blog

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!

Press Release

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.

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