Meet HPRC Member Ellen Kondracki from BD


HPRC would like to introduce you to our members! First up is Ellen Kondracki from BD. Ellen talks about her role as Senior Director of Global Sustainability from BD, her biggest accomplishments and challenges in her role, her vision for the future of healthcare plastics, and why she loves HPRC.

Read more on the new HPRC site.


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Healthcare Plastics Recycling: Making It Happen at Your Hospital


People who are accustomed to recycling at home often find it frustrating to throw away recyclables at work. And hospitals generate a lot of recyclables. Most hospitals recycle plastics and other materials from the cafeteria and office areas. However, as hospital staff know, a lot of recyclable plastic is used in the patient care areas, as well. Trays, pitchers, basins, and blue wrap are just a few of the items that could be recycled.

How to Make Money in Plastics Recycling


The device on which you are reading this blog (or on which you printed it) likely contains plastic, in addition to some precious and non-precious metals. When that device reaches the end of its life, you have two types of options, as I learned from the Circular Economy Executive Education Course I'm taking.

Read the rest over at EBN.

Two New Reports Released on the Current State of US Plastics Recycling


Two reports were recently released at the 2016 Plastics Recycling Council detailing the progress made towards increased plastics recycling in the United States. One report looks specifically at non-bottle rigid plastics, and the other focuses on plastic bags and film. Both reports were prepared by Moore Recycling Associates and were funded by the American Chemistry Council.

Is the New Plastic Economy a Blueprint to Design a Circular Future?


The Ellen MacArthur Foundation thinks so. In a new report issued entitled The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the Future of Plastics, the Foundation looks at the plastics lifecycle through the lens of the circular economy and examines concrete steps that can be taken towards system-wide change.

Plastics News Profiles One Company's Unique Approach to Healthcare Plastics Recycling


Plastics News has a great new piece about the work Triumvirate Environmental Inc is doing to recycle healthcare plastics by transforming them into plastic lumber through their subsidiary brand Best Plus

Resolve to Be Green


January 20, 2014 

Author: James Gowen

Have you made any New Year’s Resolutions for 2014? How about resolving to be more environmentally friendly. While keeping any resolution is difficult, creating a quarterly calendar can help. 

HPRC and Stanford Hospital & Clinics Conclude Clinical Recycling Pilot

Program Diverts 110 Tons of Packaging Material from Landfill Annually, Offers 75 percent Cost Savings
Press Release

January 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) and Stanford Hospital & Clinics have concluded a six-month pilot study that analyzes data related to recyclable material types, volumes and flow through nine hospital departments as well as documents clinical recycling processes and lessons learned.

Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Develops Plastics Recycling Guide for Hospitals

HospiCycle Makes Debut at CleanMed 2013 in Boston among Healthcare Leaders
Press Release

St. Paul, Minn., April 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has released a guide with supporting tools intended to help hospitals navigate the process of initiating a plastics recycling program in a patient care setting. Called HospiCyle, this guide addresses the economic, regulatory, resourcing and infrastructure considerations of activating a plastics recycling program in a hospital, from initial planning and business decisions through program implementation and improvement.


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