Stryker Joins Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council
The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council is pleased to welcome Stryker, one of the world's leading medical technology companies with more than 43,000 employees globally. The company provides a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.
“Stryker’s commitment to furthering their packaging sustainability journey makes them a great addition to HPRC,” said Peylina Chu, Executive Director of HPRC. “They bring a team of dedicated sustainability and packaging leaders that are ready to actively engage in our HPRC projects and help drive positive sustainability impacts.”
“We are working to improve healthcare responsibly and sustainably because we believe the health of the world is as important as the people who live in it,” said Erol Odabasi, Director, Corporate Sustainability at Stryker. “We are excited about this collaboration with HPRC and look forward to helping drive sustainability improvements across the healthcare value chain.”
Stryker’s corporate responsibility objective is to positively impact people and the planet through responsible, sustainable practices that create a better, healthier world. More details about the company’s commitments are available in its annual comprehensive report on www.Stryker.com.
HPRC is currently engaged in multiple initiatives aimed at enabling recycling of healthcare plastics, including research into advanced recycling technologies to recycle mixed stream healthcare plastics, a study of reverse logistics processes for collecting, segregating, and preparing healthcare plastic waste for transport, and focused outreach and engagement with recyclers
HPRC is a private technical coalition of industry peers across healthcare, recycling and waste management industries seeking to improve recyclability of plastic products within healthcare. 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, Ravago Recycling Group, Remington Medical, Sartorius, Sonoco Healthcare, Sterimed, Stryker, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Westfall Technik. The council convenes biannually at meetings hosted by an HPRC member that regularly include stakeholder engagement events and facility tours to further learning and knowledge sharing opportunities through first-hand demonstration of best practices in sustainable product and packaging design and recycling processes. For more information, visit www.hprc.org and follow HPRC on LinkedIn.