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Fireside Chats With Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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A Series of videos seeks to bring more awareness to challenges and opportunities for recycling healthcare plastics

With the goal of bringing more awareness to the topic of healthcare plastics recycling, HPRC convened a few key players from across the value chain to discuss how they think about healthcare plastic waste, recycling, and the sustainable future of these important materials.

PureCycle Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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February 10, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome PureCycle Technologies, a publicly-traded advanced recycling company, as its newest member. PureCycle uses proprietary technology to separate contaminants, odors, and colors from polypropylene (designated as No. 5 plastic) waste and transform it into ultra-pure recycled plastic. PureCycle will work to support HPRC efforts by offering a solution for hard to recycle polypropylene materials commonly found in healthcare.

Plastic Ingenuity Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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January 20, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome Plastic Ingenuity (PI), one of the largest custom thermoformers in North America. They focus on custom projects for the food, healthcare, and consumer goods industries.

Medtronic LABS Reimagines Community Healthcare Through Collaborations

From Kenya to New Jersey, when it comes to healthcare, local is global
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Mary has long struggled with high blood pressure, but the 52-year-old has found support since Medtronic LABS began programming in her community in Kenya.

An independent non-profit organization funded by Medtronic, Medtronic LABS is dedicated to creating technology-powered healthcare solutions to accelerate patient access for disadvantaged communities around the world.

Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Becomes Supporter of RecyClass

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October 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to announce we are now a supporter of RecyClass, a comprehensive cross-industry initiative that works to advance plastic packaging recyclability and to establish a harmonized approach towards recycled content calculation and its traceability in Europe.

Stryker Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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October 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council is pleased to welcome Stryker, one of the world's leading medical technology companies with more than 43,000 employees globally. The company provides a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

The Future of Advanced Recycling of Healthcare Plastics

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We all know what recycling is and why it’s so important. But did you know that products and materials destined for recycling can actually be upcycled or downcycled? There are a few key differences between available recycling methods - and these differences will play a major role in the future of healthcare plastics recycling.

Upcycling and Downcycling: What’s the Difference?

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Ecofin Strives to Make a Positive Impact Without Compromising Returns

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by Brent Newcomb, President of Ecofin

Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.

First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition.  This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).

PAXXUS Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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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.

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.

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