B. Braun Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

B. Braun Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council is excited to welcome B. Braun Medical Inc. (B. Braun), a leader in infusion therapy, pain management technology, and support services. The family-owned business manufactures and markets innovative medical products and services for the healthcare industry.

“With 183 years in the industry and a strong global presence, B. Braun has a range of industry experience and technical expertise to share with HPRC,” said Peylina Chu, Director of HPRC. “We appreciate their dedication to industry collaboration and their recognition of plastics as an area of focus for sustainability.”

“Sustainability has been a fundamental value of our business for decades and remains a central focus of our corporate culture today,” shared Damian Rodriguez, Director, Labeling, Product ID, and Package Engineering at B. Braun. “We believe aligning with HPRC will help us engage and collaborate with key stakeholders on the topic of recycling.”

Braun strives to use the right plastics in their unique healthcare solutions, helping them create sustainable, effective products while reducing their plastic footprint. Their efforts are driven by sustainability and their vision to protect and improve the health of people around the world.

With activities in North America and Europe, HPRC is currently engaged in multiple initiatives aimed at enabling recycling of healthcare plastics, including research into advanced recycling technologies to recycle a mixed stream of healthcare plastics; a study focused on optimizing reverse logistics processes for collecting, sorting, and preparing healthcare plastic waste for recycling; and focused outreach and engagement with recyclers.

About HPRC

HPRC is a private technical coalition of industry peers across healthcare, recycling, and waste management industries seeking to improve the recyclability of plastic products within healthcare. HPRC is made up of brand leading and globally recognized members including Amcor, Baxter, BD, Boston Scientific, DuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, Freepoint Ecosystems, Gore Medical, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, Paxxus, Plastic Ingenuity, Ravago Recycling Group, Remington Medical, Sartorius, Sonoco Healthcare, Sterimed, Stryker, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Westfall Technik. 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 www.hprc.org and follow HPRC on LinkedIn.

About B. Braun

Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, develops, manufactures, and markets innovative medical products and services to the healthcare industry. Other key product areas include nutrition, pharmacy admixture and dialysis. The company is committed to eliminating preventable treatment errors and enhancing patient, clinician and environmental safety. B. Braun Medical is headquartered in Bethlehem, PA and is part of the B. Braun Group of Companies in the U.S., which includes B. Braun Interventional Systems, Aesculap®and CAPS®.

Globally, the B. Braun Group of Companies employs more than 64,000 employees in 64 countries. Guided by its Sharing Expertise® philosophy, B. Braun continuously exchanges knowledge with customers, partners and clinicians to address the critical issues of improving care and lowering costs. To learn more about B. Braun Medical, explore our website.