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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.

SC Johnson Announces Global Partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Company signs on as the 10th global partner to help advance a circular economy
Press Release

RACINE, Wis., January 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, SC Johnson and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation announce a global partnership reflective of their mutual passion and dedication to accelerating the transition to a circular economy. SC Johnson joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s nine existing Global Partners including Intesa Sanpaolo, Danone, Google, H&M, Nike, Phillips, Renault, Solvay and Unilever in driving forward market leading circular economy initiatives at scale.

Nestlé Accelerates Action to Tackle Plastic Waste

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VEVEY, Switzerland, January 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today laid out its broader vision to achieve a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic-waste.

Fighting Plastic Pollution From The Top

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The holidays are over- did you keep the environment in mind? Chances are you may be under a mountain of wrapping paper, tinsel, and a lot of plastic. 

Tetra Pak and Veolia Partner to Get All Beverage Carton Components Recycled

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November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak has joined forces with global resource management company Veolia​ in a game-changing partnership that will enable all components of used beverage cartons collected within the European Union to be recycled by 2025.

P&G Tackles Clean Water, Gender Equality and Plastic Waste in 2018 CSR Report

P&G Highlights Contributions to Society, the Community and the Environment in New 2018 Citizenship Report
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P&G issued its 2018 Citizenship Report, which highlights the Company's progress in its Citizenship priority areas of Community Impact, Diversity & Inclusion, Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability, all of which are based in a foundation of Ethics and Corporate Responsibility. 

Mohawk Group Introduces a New Way to Look at Waste

By Anna Gibertini
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Plastic waste—it’s all around us (and, according to a recent study, inside of us, too). While “reduce, reuse, recycle” may sound nice, a staggeringly low percentage of recyclable trash ends up getting repurposed into new products. Only 34.5% of recyclables make it to proper facilities. Put another way, approximately 80% of the items buried in landfills today could be recycled. 

‘A LINE IN THE SAND’ – Global Commitment to Eliminate Plastic Pollution at the Source

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A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution at the source has been signed by 250 organizations including many of the world’s largest packaging producers, brands, retailers and recyclers, as well as governments and NGOs.

Member Spotlight: Sean Egan

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HPRC focuses attention on Sean Egan, Director for Global Marketing & Voice of Customer Development at Nelipak Healthcare Packaging. Nelipak provides custom-designed plastic packaging to the medical device and pharmaceutical markets, which protects their products to the point of use. At work, Sean collaborates with others to identify new packaging solutions.

Nestlé Steps Up Efforts in Addressing Plastics Waste and Pollution

Press Release

VEVEY, Switzerland, October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today joined forces with other businesses and governments in signing The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment ('Global Commitment') at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

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