The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Appoints Nic Hunt to Executive Committee

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Appoints Nic Hunt to Executive Committee

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council is pleased to announce that Nic Hunt, Global Head of Sustainability at Nelipak Healthcare Packaging has been appointed to its Executive Committee. The Executive Committee, comprised of members from across the healthcare plastics value chain, serves as the primary decision-making body for HPRC, responsible for approval of new members, annual work plans and budgets as well as setting strategic direction for the future.

At Nelipak, Nic is focused on the rapidly changing purpose of materials in making the world more sustainable and healthier, with a better quality of life. His experience spans plastic, fiber-based, and nonwoven materials in the packaging, conversion, assembly, contract packaging, and composite materials industries.

“As a leader in sustainable healthcare packaging solutions, Nelipak brings critical expertise to our HPRC membership,” says Peylina Chu, Executive Director of HPRC. “I am looking forward to working with Nic more closely on the Executive Committee and leveraging his strategic thinking and European perspective to advance HPRC’s mission of creating a more circular economy for healthcare plastics.”

Established in 2010, HPRC is a member-based technical coalition comprised of material suppliers, convertors, medical device manufacturers, hospitals and recyclers that aims to enable implementation of viable, safe, and cost-effective recycling solutions for plastics products and packaging used in the delivery of healthcare, and to advocate for and help create a more sustainable and circular economy for these materials. HPRC is currently active in North America and Europe.

HPRC is currently engaged in multiple initiatives aimed at enabling the recycling and circularity of healthcare plastics, including research into advanced recycling technologies to recycle mixed-stream healthcare plastics; a study of sorting technologies and potential integration with healthcare plastics waste streams; development of streamlined sustainability procurement criteria for plastic medical packaging and devices; and design of a regional recycling pilot program in the Houston market intended to serve as a blueprint for other regions.