Sonoco Healthcare, Sartorius, Sterimed and Freepoint Eco-Systems Join HPRC

The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is pleased to welcome Sonoco Healthcare, Sartorius, Sterimed, and Freepoint Eco-Systems as its newest members.

“We are excited to have Sonoco Healthcare, Sartorius, Sterimed and Freepoint Eco-Systems join HPRC,” says Peylina Chu, Executive Director of HPRC. “New members always bring new insights and perspectives which are necessary when dealing with the complex challenges surrounding healthcare plastics recycling. Sonoco Healthcare is a leader in sustainable packaging solutions. Both Sartorius and Sterimed are European-based companies that will add significant bench strength to our HPRC Europe activities. And Freepoint Eco-Systems brings additional advanced recycling expertise to the council, which is an area we have spent the past year exploring. This influx of new members over the past six months is encouraging and reinforces both the need and sense of urgency to find solutions that enable healthcare plastics to be safely and effectively recycled and widely accepted as a valuable resource.”

Sonoco Healthcare

Sonoco, a producer of high-quality healthcare packaging for clinical and consumer needs, as its newest member. Sonoco’s Healthcare Packaging business is part of Sonoco, a $5.2 billion global provider of diversified consumer packaging, protective packaging and packaging supply chain services. Sonoco’s medical packaging solutions offer multiple plastic and environmentally friendly sterile barrier packaging systems including: TEQethyleneTM, TEQpropyleneTM and TEQconnexTM. These sterile barrier systems provide the industry a recyclable medical packaging solution that use a proprietary blend of materials unique to each system.

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Sartorius is a global pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment supplier based in Göttingen, Germany. The company consists of two divisions: Bioprocess Solutions and Lab Products & Services. The Bioprocess Solutions Division with its broad product portfolio focusing on single-use solutions helps customers to manufacture biotech medications and vaccines safely and efficiently. The Lab Products & Services Division concentrates on serving the needs of laboratories performing research and quality control at pharma and biopharma companies and academic research institutes. Sartorius was the first company in its sector to sign the European Plastics Pact.

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Sterimed is a world leader in packaging materials for the healthcare industry. Based in the South of France and with production facilities located across North America, Europe and China, Sterimed manufactures packaging solutions for medical device companies and infection prevention solutions for patient care facilities. Sterimed product lines include flexible non-formable packaging, flexible formable packaging, semi-rigid tray applications and cellulose-based sterilization wraps. Between 75-100% of Sterimed packaging is made of renewable materials.

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Freepoint Eco-Systems

Freepoint Eco-Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Freepoint Commodities, a leading global commodities merchant, delivering trading, logistics and financing solutions and services across a wide range of markets. Over the past two years, Freepoint Eco-Systems has worked to develop advanced recycling systems throughout the United States and has begun construction of their first advanced recycling facility in Obetz, Ohio.

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