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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 more

1 Nov 2017 13:31 Opinion 1 Comments

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 more

7 Sep 2017 11:39 Opinion

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. more

20 Dec 2016 10:05 News

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. more

7 Sep 2016 11:40 News

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

20 Apr 2016 13:47 News

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. more

22 Oct 2014 17:06 News

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. more

29 Oct 2013 00:00

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? more

29 May 2013 08:00 News

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

13 Aug 2012 00:00 News

EcoFinity BD

Source: BD.

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. more

19 Jul 2012 00:00 News