Edwards Lifesciences Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

Edwards Lifesciences Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is excited to welcome as a new member Edwards Lifesciences the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Edwards Lifesciences as a new member,” said Peylina Chu, Director of HPRC. “Edwards has very clear and ambitious sustainability goals in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG). They have been a leader in the industry with their sustainability initiatives and will bring years of valuable industry insights and experience to HPRC.” 

“In line with our commitment to developing sustainable packaging solutions, Edwards looks forward to our partnership with HPRC as we collaborate in driving sustainability within the medical packaging ecosystem,” said Sam Upadhyaya, Vice President of Engineering, Research & Development, at Edwards. 

Edwards’ environmental-focused sustainability efforts focus on several areas, including package design and innovation, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, supply chain management and resiliency, and materials and chemical stewardship.  

HPRC is currently engaged in multiple initiatives aimed at enabling recycling of healthcare plastics, including research into advanced recycling technologies to recycle mixed stream healthcare plastics, a study of reverse logistics processes for collecting, segregating, and preparing healthcare plastic waste for transport, 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, B. Braun, Baxter, BD, Boston Scientific, Dow, DuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, Edwards Lifesciences, Freepoint Ecosystems, Gore Medical, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, Paxxus, Plastic Ingenuity, PureCycle, Ravago Recycling Group, Sartorius, Sonoco Healthcare, Sterimed, Stryker, Technimark, ThermoFisher Scientific. Committed to continuous dialogue, HPRC explores ways to enhance the economics, efficiency, and ultimately the quality and quantity of healthcare plastics collected for recycling. HPRC is active across the United States and Europe working with key stakeholders, identifying opportunities for collaboration, and participating in industry events and forums. For more information, visit www.hprc.org and follow HPRC on LinkedIn.