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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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PAXXUS Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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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.

Westfall Technik Inc. Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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June 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome Westfall Technik, a global holding company that provides end-to-end manufacturing solutions for molded plastic parts, as its newest member. Focused on serving the medical, packaging, and consumer goods segments, Westfall Technik owns approximately one million square feet of manufacturing space and 400 molding machines across 19 strategic locations.

Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Publishes White Paper on Advanced Recycling Technologies

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April 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has published a white paper, Advanced Recycling of Healthcare Plastics: An Opportunity for Circularity, to explore advanced recycling technologies in an effort to discover if they could address the healthcare plastics waste stream in a meaningful way.

Sonoco Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

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March 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome Sonoco, a producer of high-quality healthcare packaging for clinical and consumer needs, as its newest member. Sonoco’s Healthcare Packaging business is part of Sonoco, a $5.2 billion global provider of diversified consumer packaging, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Joins Healthcare Facility Advisory Board

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September 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 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.

HPRC Launches Free Healthcare Plastics Recycling Vendor Directory

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July 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council is excited to announce the release of its new recycling vendor directory, designed to enable hospitals to build a more complete recycling program and provide recyclers with information about potential new feedstocks.

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