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.
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.
August 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Single-use plastics have become ingrained in modern society - by 2040, more than 1.3 billion tons of plastic waste will be dumped into the environment. The circular economy holds the key to reducing plastic’s impact on the planet. Yet companies cannot meet their circular economy or materials reduction goals without considering the supply chain.
Reuters Events in partnership with SupplyShift brings you this free 1-hour discussion, with industry leaders, to share ideas on advancing a circular economy for plastic.
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.
New packaging is one small step toward making a big impact to reduce plastic waste
NEW YORK, March 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Palmolive shows how efficacy and sustainability can work hand in hand with the re-launch of the new Palmolive Ultra dish soap, in bottles now made with 100% post-consumer recycled (PCR) plastic.1 The move is estimated to divert more than 5,200 tons of plastic a year out of landfills in the U.S. and Canada, making Palmolive the biggest dish soap brand in North America to transition to 100% PCR bottles.2
January 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Recycling has become a go-to solution to the packaging problem as part of a move to circularity. But the world cannot rely on recycling alone as fossil-based plastic production is still growing. A holistic approach to environmental sustainability is needed, an approach that takes into account not just the end-of-life, but also the climate impact of raw materials and manufacturing, as well as impacts on biodiversity.
PITTSBURGH, December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Covestro LLC is elevating its efforts to protect and preserve our world’s water sources by joining Operation Clean Sweep® (OCS) blue—an initiative born from the larger Operation Clean Sweep® program.
OCS® blue sets a higher benchmark for pellet loss prevention and is designed to drive best practices and data-informed strategies to keep plastic pellets, flakes and powder from getting into waterways that eventually lead to the sea.
Contributing to the Realization of a Sustainable, Circular Economy
“As part of LIXIL’s contribution to a circular economy, we aim to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050 through the implementation of environmentally friendly business processes, and innovation in its products and services. Until now, we have implemented global measures to minimize our environmental footprint across all our operations, including the sustainable use of resources - from the procurement of materials through to the disposal of our products.