The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome Iron Mountain, a global leader in innovative storage, data center infrastructure, asset lifecycle management and information management services, as the newest member.
“Iron Mountain has already been developing specific service offerings for hospitals to address waste reduction and drive a circular economy,” shares Peylina Chu, Director of HPRC. “Their deep experience in reverse logistics and as a sustainability partner with many hospitals across the country provides a valuable collaboration point across the value chain and will help us continue to develop innovative solutions for healthcare plastics recycling.”
Iron Mountain’s current sustainability initiatives include a goal to collaborate with others to create circular economy solutions while driving towards zero waste in their own operations. “Partnerships like HPRC will be critical to our success in creating additional solutions for our healthcare customers that are looking for responsible end-of-life solutions for plastics,” shares Randeep Somel, VP, Global Head of Communications and Sustainability.
HPRC is currently engaged in multiple initiatives aimed at enabling recycling of healthcare plastics, including research into advanced recycling technologies to recycle mixed streams of healthcare plastics; a survey to identify challenges and best practices in hospitals for collecting, segregating, and preparing healthcare plastic waste for transport; and guidance for engineers and manufacturers to improve the recyclability of healthcare products and packaging.
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, Freepoint Ecosystems, Gore Medical, Iron Mountain, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, Paxxus, Plastic Ingenuity, PureCycle, Ravago Recycling Group, Remington Medical, Sartorius, Sonoco Healthcare, Sterimed, Stryker, Technimark, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Westfall Technik. 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.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is a global leader in innovative storage, data center infrastructure, asset lifecycle management and information management services. Founded in 1951 and trusted by more than 225,000 customers worldwide, Iron Mountain helps customers CLIMB HIGHER™ to transform their businesses. Through a range of services including digital transformation, data centers, secure records storage, information management, asset lifecycle management, secure destruction, and art storage and logistics, Iron Mountain helps businesses bring light to their dark data, enabling customers to unlock value and intelligence from their stored digital and physical assets at speed and with security, while helping them meet their environmental goals. To learn more about Iron Mountain, please visit: www.IronMountain.com and follow @IronMountain on Twitter and LinkedIn.