Fireside Chats with Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council

Fireside Chats with Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council


A Series of videos seeks to bring more awareness to challenges and opportunities for recycling healthcare plastics

With the goal of bringing more awareness to the topic of healthcare plastics recycling, HPRC convened a few key players from across the value chain to discuss how they think about healthcare plastic waste, recycling, and the sustainable future of these important materials.


These fireside chats help to further our mission of collaborating across the value chain to inspire and enable the healthcare community to implement viable, safe, and cost-effective recycling solutions for plastics products and packaging used in the delivery of healthcare.


This project features three interview-style videos moderated by Janani Bhaskar, NA Commercial Leader for Tyvek® at DuPont.


“This was a great project to be part of,” says Janani Bhaskar, “Continuous education and dialogue between medical device manufacturers, hospitals, and recyclers is so important, as we work towards innovative solutions and closing the loop on healthcare plastics. There is a shared responsibility across the entire value chain for these materials and having an open discussion and getting a bit into the weeds is how we can make progress.”

Watch the Videos:

Recycler Chat

With Kat Doerr, VP of Advanced Recycling Systems at Freepoint Ecosystems


Hospital Chat

With Ilyssa Gordon, Associate Professor of Pathology and Medical Director for Environmental Sustainability at the Cleveland Clinic


Manufacturer Chat

With Rachel Hogan, Flexibles R&D Sustainability Engineer for Healthcare at Amcor


About HPRC

HPRC is a private technical coalition of industry peers across manufacturing, healthcare, and recycling industries seeking to improve the recyclability of plastic products within healthcare. More specifically, HPRC engages in pioneering projects designed to help boost plastics recycling efforts in clinical settings of hospitals. Founded in 2010, 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, Purecycle Technologies, Ravago Recycling Group, Remington Medical, Sartorius, Sonoco Healthcare, Sterimed, Stryker, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Westfall Technik. For more information, visit and follow HPRC on LinkedIn.