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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

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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.

Guardians of the Coast: 5,700 Students Involved and 2,610 Km of Coastline Adopted Thanks to the Costa Crociere Foundation Project

In its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.
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In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

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In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

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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Tetra Tech Examines Its Plastic Use for World Environment Day

Supporting environmentally responsible actions and sustainability in our daily operations
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The United Nations designated June 5 as World Environment Day in 1974. Annually, people in more than 100 countries participate in events to improve the environment and support environmentally responsible actions. This year’s World Environment Day theme was Beat Plastic Pollution, challenging us to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce plastic pollution.

The Last Straw: Mark Marinozzi + Romain Troublé

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The next time you sip on a drink from a straw, you may want to think twice because humans are producing an inordinate amount of plastic waste on straws alone. Plastic straws are one of the leading contributors to ocean  trash, they take up to 200 years to decompose and they can’t be recycled.  Every year, the US alone uses enough straws to fill up nine baseball stadiums.

KFC Singapore to Stop Providing Plastic Caps and Straws for Drinks

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KFC announced on Monday (Jun 18) that in an effort to reduce single-use plastics, it will no longer provide plastic caps and straws with drinks at its 84 outlets in Singapore starting on Wednesday.

It will, however, continue to offer plastic caps for takeaway drinks. 

In a press release, the fast-food chain said that the move - part of its No Straws Initiative - will see a reduction of 17.8 metric tonnes of single-use plastics in a year.

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.

Bacardi and Lonely Whale Team Up to Ensure #TheFutureDoesntSuck

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Two leaders in the movement against single-use plastic join forces to achieve a goal of removing one billion single-use plastic straws by 2020

Bacardi commits to review its supply chain to reduce single-use plastic items and further increase recyclable and biodegradable plastic

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Two leaders in the movement against single-use plastic join forces to achieve a goal of removing one billion single-use plastic straws by 2020

Bacardi commits to review its supply chain to reduce single-use plastic items and further increase recyclable and biodegradable plastic

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