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Gore Joins HPRC

Press Release

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome W. L. Gore & Associates Medical Products Division, makers of implantable medical devices such as vascular grafts, endovascular and interventional devices used by healthcare professionals worldwide. With more than 45 million devices implanted worldwide, Gore is a world leader in material science and biomaterials.

Ask a Doctor: Answering Recyclers’ Questions About Healthcare Plastics

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Healthcare Plastics Recycling County (HPRC) recently hosted roundtables for hospitals (in conjunction with CleanMed) and recyclers (in conjunction with Re|focus). One of our biggest takeaways has been the barriers created by misconceptions and questions recyclers have about the safety and cleanliness of healthcare plastics.

Help HPRC Launch New Recycling Vendor Directory!

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The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is thrilled to announce the launch of a new project focused on creating a nationwide recycling vendor directory, designed to enable hospitals to build a more complete recycling program and provide recyclers with information about potential new feedstocks.

Join HPRC for Hospital and Recycler Roundtables

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Spring is an exciting time at the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council— a week ago, we presented at HealthPack 2019, and in May, we are hosting two events focused on understanding and taking advantage of the valuable plastic waste created by healthcare facilities.

Go to our latest blog to learn more and register for "Swimming in Plastics: The Latest in Elimination, Reuse, and Recycling" and "Healthcare Plastics: Unlocking this Potential Feedstock."
 

Member Spotlight: Aneta Clark

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Our newest HPRC blog features the fascinating Aneta Clark, Global Market Segment Manager for Medical Packaging at Eastman Chemical. Aneta touches briefly on what her company manufactures, the challenges and the future of healthcare plastics.

Read about what Aneta does in her spare time and why she thinks HPRC is a “fantastic platform to learn about varying points of view on challenges we all share in the industry.”

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Why Recyclers Should Consider Healthcare Plastics as a Valuable Feedstock

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Healthcare facilities in the U.S. generate about 14,000 tons of waste per day. 25% of it is plastic packaging and products, and— 85% of this plastic waste is non-infectious (meaning it never comes into contact with a patient)! How can recyclers take advantage of this clean plastics waste stream and create value with it?

HPRC has made a Healthcare Plastics: Guidance for Recyclers just for this purpose. Learn more about it and download a copy right here.

Healthcare Plastics Guide for Recyclers

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About 1 million tons of clean, non-infectious healthcare plastics are generated in U.S. healthcare facilities each year. While the potential of this largely untapped waste stream is obvious, how to access this waste stream can be less clear.

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has prepared comprehensive guidance to help inform and educate plastics recyclers and processors about the common streams of plastic waste generated in clinical settings. Read about this guide and download a copy here.

Environmentally Preferred Sourcing Powers Up Sustainability in Healthcare

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In the healthcare world, a group purchasing organization (GPO) purchases in volume and uses that leverage to help hospitals save through negotiated discounts with suppliers/vendors. Vizient is the largest healthcare performance improvement company in the country, serving more than half of the nation’s hospitals and health systems.

Space Guidance for Hospitals

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One hindrance in the development of an effective hospital recycling program is the lack of dock space to stage or process materials. Docks are often cluttered and disorganized with material entering and exiting the facility.

HPRC has solutions-- from mapping the flow of materials, characterizing waste, the 5S approach, and making the most of the space that you have. Read the comprehensive guidance along with links to very useful resources on this page.

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Member Spotlight: Sean Egan

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HPRC focuses attention on Sean Egan, Director for Global Marketing & Voice of Customer Development at Nelipak Healthcare Packaging. Nelipak provides custom-designed plastic packaging to the medical device and pharmaceutical markets, which protects their products to the point of use. At work, Sean collaborates with others to identify new packaging solutions.

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