Welcome to HospiCycle, HPRC’s complete free guide for hospitals implementing plastics recycling programs. Learn more here.
Tools for Before You Begin
Determine what kinds of plastics your program can include and understand what specific clinical materials they are found in.
Understand your hospital’s waste stream and determine what portion could be impacted by a recycling program.
Determine whether your hospital is ready to move forward so you can proceed with confidence.
Find the right partner by identifying the best resources for your needs.
Guide the discussion with a potential recycling business partner using this list of questions.
Build your business case to request approval and gain buy-in from the hospital executive leadership team.
Prepare a full economic analysis in preparation for a new recycling program, or in evaluation of an existing program.
Tools for Getting Started
Determine which of three proven approaches to recycling is right for your hospital.
Customize templates to help you prepare training materials for hospital staff.
Tips to help you develop and streamline your plastics recycling program.
Calculate the amount of space needed for recycling and how to organize it, with additional tips for hospitals dealing with limited available space.
Explore various types of recycling equipment and how to discuss your needs with your recycling partner.
Understand how federal, state, and local laws on recycling can help you create an effective program.
Tools for Running and Improving Your Program
Collect the right data in order to track your progress and set goals for your plastics recycling program.
Revisit and revise your economic analysis in evaluation of program success.
Establish targets and goals for continuous improvement and program expansion.
Share your successes and challenges and keep key stakeholders engaged in your hospital’s plastics recycling program.
Analyze the plastic materials you are collecting and the plastics collection, segregation, and transfer process.