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.
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.
Company signs on as the 10th global partner to help advance a circular economy
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.
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.
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 Highlights Contributions to Society, the Community and the Environment in New 2018 Citizenship Report
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.
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 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.