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HPRC Signs Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration

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June 6, 2022 /3BL Media/ -We are excited to announce that the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has become a signatory of the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) declaration.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Joins HPRC Advisory Board

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June 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) to its Healthcare Facility Advisory Board (HFAB), a role intended to help the council set priorities and steer the agenda toward its mission of inspiring and enabling sustainable, cost-effective recycling solutions for plastic products and materials used in the delivery of healthcare.

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.

Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Conducts Advanced Recycling Pilot Project

Building on initial research, HPRC publishes findings from assessment of clean healthcare plastic packaging to determine compatibility with different advanced recycling technologies.
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February 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Over the course of 2021, the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) embarked on a second phase of advanced recycling work and partnered with advanced recyclers to conduct a pilot project to better understand the suitability of a mixed stream of healthcare plastics as a feedstock for different advanced recycling technologies.

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.

How Healthcare Plastics Can Help Businesses Achieve Recycled Content Goals

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As part of a growing movement to reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfills, hundreds of the largest companies in the world are making commitments to be a part of the solution. One piece of these commitments to address plastic waste is to use more recycled content in products and packaging. While this is a great step in the journey towards making the plastic economy circular, it raises one major question: where will brands source enough recycled plastics to make these commitments a reality

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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