Amcor joins consortium of industry peers to improve recyclability of plastic in healthcare

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Amcor has partnered with the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) in an effort to help more sustainable practices and innovation across the healthcare industry.

HPRC is a coalition of industry peers across healthcare, recycling and waste management, seeking to improve recyclability of plastic products and packaging within healthcare.

David Clark, Vice President Sustainability, Amcor, said the company will support the coalition with extensive expertise in packaging design for medical devices and applications in hospitals and other treatment settings.

“Amcor has global experience in developing more easily recyclable packaging, and we share HPRC’s vision of improving recycling rates of healthcare plastics,” Mr Clark added.

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Peylina Chu, Executive Director of HPRC, welcomed Amcor as first global packaging company that has pledged to develop all its packaging to be recyclable or reusable by 2025

“We are delighted to welcome Amcor as our newest member to help us enable plastic recycling solutions in healthcare,” Ms Chu said.

“As a packaging leader, Amcor is highly focused on creating a circular economy as shown in their 2025 pledge.

“With their technical expertise and their commitment to developing responsible packaging in collaboration with likeminded partners, Amcor is a fantastic addition to HPRC.”

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