Better Together: Starting the Conversation Between Hospitals and Recyclers at HPRC’s Recycler Roundtable

Nov 1, 2017 11:05 AM ET
HPRC’s Recycler Roundtable October 2017

Better Together: Starting the Conversation Between Hospitals and Recyclers at H…

This October, the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC), in conjunction with the Plastics Industry Association, hosted a Paper & Plastics Recycling Conference workshop aimed at helping recyclers learn more about the opportunity presented by healthcare plastics.

Experts from the Mayo Clinic, ACI Plastics, Eastman and other HPRC members presented on what is happening currently with a few of the potential feedstocks coming out of hospitals and the possible future disruptions that might lie ahead.

Interactive discussions were held about the different types of recyclable healthcare plastics, how to work with hospitals, and how to handle logistics considerations. To learn more and link to presentations from the workshop, visit our HPRC page.

About HPRC

HPRC is a private technical coalition of industry peers across healthcare, recycling and waste management industries seeking to improve recyclability of plastic products within healthcare. HPRC is made up of brand leading and globally recognized members including Baxter, BD, Cardinal Health, DuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Nelipak Healthcare Packaging and Ravago Recycling Group. The council convenes biannually at meetings hosted by an HPRC member that regularly include stakeholder engagement events and facility tours to further learning and knowledge sharing opportunities through first-hand demonstration of best practices in sustainable product and packaging design and recycling processes. For more information, visit and follow HPRC on LinkedIn.