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A programme to recycle PVC medical waste from hospitals in Australia and New Zealand is expanding. Read more

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Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial equipment supplier EU Automation, gives his thoughts on how the UK’s latest initiative to remove all avoidable plastic waste by 2042 could affect the country’s plastics manufacturers. Read more

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65% of plastic packaging could be recyclable by 2025, according to a new study. Read more

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The issues surrounding plastics, recycling plastics and mainly the sheer volume of plastic that we’re throwing away on a worldwide scale, aren't going away Read more

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Plastic has a valuable role to play in manufacturing, particularly medical polymers. Let’s make sure the recent report on plastic fibres in global water supplies pushes us to think about how we address the way we dispose of plastic goods Read more

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A collaborative multi-hospital recycling project between the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) and the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) has been completed in the Chicago market. Read more

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Bella the bride is the latest addition to the Nancy Judd’s Recycle Runway Collection; showing how environmentally friendly fashion can be made from medical plastic waste. Read more

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RecoMed, a BPF and Axion Consulting recycling scheme is now in use at seven hospitals Read more

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Re-use it: Re-processing in healthcare has historically been associated with commodity items, but a new market report forecasts that the US market for re-processed medical devices will reach a value of over $680 million by 2023. Read more

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UK-headquartered medical products manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has introduced a new programme in the USA to help consumers recycle their empty respiratory inhalers and keep waste out of landfills. Read more

Medical Plastics News has long been lobbying for users of medical plastics to pick up lessons from the consumer sector in terms of recycling. Industrial vinyl recyclers are burgeoning. Is it time that the medical side began to catch up? Read more

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The revision of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE2) Directive (2012/19/EU) came into force today in Europe. Read more

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EcoFinity BD

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Surging through the smog of burnt plastic comes ecoFinity Life Cycle Solution, an award winning closed loop recycling scheme from BD in the USA which recovers, recycles and reuses up to 70% of a facility’s sharps waste. Read more

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