Plastics plays a unique and critical role in the delivery of cost-effective global healthcare, as clearly illustrated in COVID-19 response actions over the past two years. According to an analysis by the World Health Organization, plastic production has more than doubled since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clean Water is the foundation of a growing economy and thriving communities
by Gloria Reuben, actress, social activist and President of Waterkeeper Alliance
For far too long, protections for clean water and other environmental regulations have been framed as an impediment to a strong economy. When in reality, the opposite is true.
Water is the foundation of a stable and growing economy and thriving communities. Protecting everyone’s right to clean water is a moral obligation. And it’s also a financial necessity. We simply can’t afford polluted water.
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.
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.
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.
Integrating a focus on sustainability throughout all phases of a product’s life cycle introduces continuous innovation in the forms of greener product alternatives, more sustainable packaging and distribution, and expanded recycling and reuse programs.
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
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.
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.