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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.

How To Keep More Recyclables Out of Landfills

By Jeffrey Fielkow
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Most avenues for improving recycling in the U.S. run through approximately 300 little-known material recovery facilities, or MRFs, that manage our “recyclables” after they are collected curbside.

MRFs serve a vital function of receiving, separating and then preparing recyclable materials for sale to end-user manufacturers. They are a gatekeeper determining how much of the collected material ends up in landfills and how much moves onto recyclers.

But their operations could be improved in several key ways with the help of local and national policymakers.

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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Built to Deconstruct: Creating an Up-Cyclable Playground

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In nature, nothing is wasted. That concept inspires us. To celebrate the reintroduction of our beloved ReEmber slip-on camp shoe—now made with adventure-ready 100% recycled ripstop—we took a page from our product designers and strived to debut this fan-favorite with a lighter footprint.

How Tetra Pak® Cartons Are Recycled

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Yes! Tetra Pak® cartons are recyclable! Learn more about the carton recycling process and the different paths a carton can take once placed in your recycling bin. To learn more about carton recycling in your community, please visit recyclecartons.com.

M∙A∙C Cosmetics Brings Its Iconic Recycling Program to Poland and Belgium

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Over 30 years ago, M∙A∙C Cosmetics helped usher in a new era for recycling cosmetics products through the creation of the Back-To-M∙A∙C takeback program. The program remains popular among consumers around the world looking for sustainable ways to discard their empty containers which are typically difficult to recycle.

WWD: The Beauty of Recycling

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According to Zero Waste Week, an annual awareness campaign in the U.K., the cosmetics industry produces a staggering 120 billion units of plastic-containing packaging each year.

While demand for sustainable solutions among beauty consumers have never been higher, most empty makeup containers are still very difficult to recycle or can’t be recycled altogether due to the multi-part or multi-material nature of cosmetics products.

12 Young Circular Economy Innovators

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Meet Circularity 21 Emerging Leaders, a group of 12 students and early-career professionals looking to drive the transition to a circular economy. 

When it comes to advancing a circular economy, innovators are working around the world with these three principles in mind — design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems.

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