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Miami Beach Kicks Off Plastic Free Initiative In Hopes Of Helping Environment

By Hank Tester
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Thursday night Miami Beach kicked off their Plastic Free Miami Beach initiative.

The growing trend has local businesses involved, and there is also a heavy corporate punch behind the movement.

One major supporter is Bacardi.

“We have made a commitment to eliminate one billion straws worldwide from our operation,” said Ned Duggan with Bacardi. “We are encouraging people to sip without straws and the mantra we are trying to use is “the future doesn’t suck.”

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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Walmart Announces New Plastic Packaging Waste Reduction Commitments

The new initiatives are aimed at advancing the sustainability of the retailer’s private brand packaging and promoting consumer-friendly recycling labels
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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.

SC Johnson Announces Global Partnership with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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

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