Peylina Chu Succeeds Tod Christenson as Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council’s Executive Director

Feb 13, 2017 9:30 AM ET

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) announced today that Peylina Chu has accepted the role of Executive Director. In this role, she will lead efforts related to strategic direction, tactical priorities, fiscal resources, and stakeholder engagement. “I am very excited and honored to assume this leadership role at HPRC,” says Peylina Chu, “Our efforts over the past six years are driving real change in the way that manufacturers, hospitals, and recyclers view healthcare plastics. As Executive Director, I look forward to continuing this collaborative work towards a society where healthcare plastics are safely and effectively collected, recycled and widely accepted as a valuable resource.”

Peylina Chu is a Senior Consultant with Antea Group, a global EHS and sustainability consulting firm. A chemical engineer by training, her areas of expertise include strategic planning, global EHS program development, sustainability assessments, risk management, stakeholder engagement and group facilitation.

Peylina succeeds Tod Christenson where he served as Executive Director to HPRC since its founding 2011. “It’s been an honor to be part of such a groundbreaking organization,” says Tod Christenson. “I’ve enjoyed both the work and the people tremendously. We’ve tackled challenges and developed solutions that only a cross-industry collaboration can. I’m more than confident in Peylina’s ability to steer the Council toward continued progress and success.”

Tod Christenson is a Senior Consultant with Antea Group where he leads the company’s Food & Beverage segment and also serves as Executive Director to the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable.

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, Ravago and SABIC Innovative Plastics. Recent work includes a multi-hospital recycling project in the Chicago market, design guidelines for improving the recyclability of plastic products and packaging, a how-to guide for establishing plastics recycling programs within hospitals, and resin testing of the technical limitations in plastics reprocessing. For more information, visit or follow the HPRC LinkedIn page.