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Advanced Recycling for Healthcare Plastics: Debunking Four Common Myths

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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.

Here's How HP Recycles Its Ink Cartridges - And Works on Climate Pledges

By Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban
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The reconciliation package moving through Congress includes $369 billion to fight climate change, and Senate Democrats’ summary of the deal says it would put the United States on a path to cut around 40% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.

Zero Waste Events Can Now Be Independently Certified by SCS

New Standard Recognizes Events Demonstrating at Least 75% Waste Diversion
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, announces the launch of its newest Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

Paltry Plastic Recycling Rates, and Why We Can't Ask Consumers To Solve the Problem

By: John A. Lanier
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Across the world, but in the United States in particular, very little of the plastic we use is ever recycled. That’s been the case for years, and the recent trend is getting even worse. Fortunately, we are seeing more places take legislative action to address the problem, which is a good thing, since regulation is the best tool we currently have to make a difference on plastic pollution.

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Across the world, but in the United States in particular, very little of the plastic we use is ever recycled. That’s been the case for years, and the recent trend is getting even worse. Fortunately, we are seeing more places take legislative action to address the problem, which is a good thing, since regulation is the best tool we currently have to make a difference on plastic pollution.

How To Recycle Almost Any Household Electronic Device

Ideas for donating, recycling, or even repurposing your old devices, gadgets, and appliances.
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The average American household now has about 25 connected devices, including laptops, smartphones, tablets, video streaming devices, fitness trackers, gaming consoles, and voice assistants.

U.S. Employees Returning to the Office Are 'Greener' Than When They Left at the Start of the Pandemic, Essity Survey Finds

Amid a heightened war for talent, employees say they want employers to make eco-friendly practices a priority
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U.S. employees have high expectations for green office spaces and expect more eco-friendly practices from their employers, according to new research released today by global hygiene and health company, Essity. The company recently conducted a survey of employees who have returned to the office at least part-time and found that the vast majority of employees (75%) say they want a more environmentally friendly office.* 

HPRC Signs Circular Plastics Alliance Declaration

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June 6, 2022 /3BL Media/ -We are excited to announce that the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) has become a signatory of the Circular Plastics Alliance (CPA) declaration.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Joins HPRC Advisory Board

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June 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) 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.

With the Help of O-I Glass, Renata Tambasco's Glass Recycling Start-Up Creates New Habits in São Paulo

by Allen Mireles
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Recitotal, a glass recycling and processing company based in São Paulo, Brazil isn’t your average recycling collection operation. Led by Managing Director Renata De Moraes Pereira Tambasco, Recitotal employees travel their route by motorized tricycles, collecting glass bottles and jars from bars, restaurants, and condominiums.

Essity's Journey to Net Zero: Zero Production Waste

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Zero production waste

Essity works actively to turn production waste into a valuable resource with the target to reach zero production waste by 2030.

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