Before You Begin
a Hospital Recycling Program
Welcome to HospiCycle, HPRC’s complete free guide for hospitals implementing plastics recycling programs. To see the full overview, click here.
Before you begin implementing a healthcare plastics recycling program, there are several considerations that should be evaluated and implemented, including hospital readiness, executive support, financial considerations, and resourcing and equipment needs. Tools in this section help you do just that.
Tools for Before You Begin
Determine what kinds of plastics your program can include and understand what specific clinical materials they are found in.
Understand your hospital’s waste stream and determine what portion could be impacted by a recycling program.
Determine whether your hospital is ready to move forward so you can proceed with confidence.
Find the right partner by identifying the best resources for your needs.
Guide the discussion with a potential recycling business partner using this list of questions.
Build your business case to request approval and gain buy-in from the hospital executive leadership team.
Prepare a full economic analysis in preparation for a new recycling program, or in evaluation of an existing program.