Exploring the Top Three Barriers to Healthcare Plastics Recycling

HPRC Spring 2016 Meeting
Jun 8, 2016 10:10 AM ET
HPRC members in front of the Johnson & Johnson “lipstick wall,” which is made out of thousands of recycled lipstick cases and serves as a reminder to the organization to be mindful of the end result of the products and packaging they create.

Exploring the Top Three Barriers to Healthcare Plastics Recycling

HPRC recently held our spring 2016 meeting, which was graciously hosted by Johnson & Johnson in New York City. The meeting was a valuable opportunity to focus in on the HPRC mission and our projects in flight, and to redouble our efforts to enact change in the industry.

Three main themes continued to surface throughout the week, which map to three largest barriers to healthcare plastics recycling in the market today.

To see what the three barriers are and what HPRC is doing about them, read the rest on the HPRC Blog.

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, Halyard Health, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Ravago Manufacturing Americas and SABIC Innovative Plastics. The council convenes biannually at meetings hosted by an HPRC member that include 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 www.hprc.org.