November 16, 2022 – The Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC) is thrilled to welcome the newest member, Nexus Circular, an advanced recycling company that is accelerating plastics recycling and supporting circular solutions.
“Nexus has already been a valued partner of HPRC participating in our Advanced Recycling Pilot project in 2021,” shares Peylina Chu, Director of HPRC. “We look forward to expanding our relationship with Nexus as an official member as we continue to explore the use of advanced recycling for healthcare plastics.”
Nexus Circular is a leader in advanced recycling with a proprietary pyrolysis technology and a proven energy-efficient process. Their breakthrough advanced recycling technology converts used plastic, otherwise bound for landfills, into the highest quality, ISCC Plus certified circular liquid feedstock that is then used by strategic offtake partners to produce new virgin-equivalent plastics. They are on a trajectory to convert billions of pounds annually of hard-to-recycle plastics into circular liquids to support their global partners’ 2025-2030 plastic sustainability commitments.
“Nexus has been partnering with like-minded organizations who are investing in new technology and innovative solutions to build a sustainable world,” shares Carla Toth, SVP of Business Development and Feedstock Sourcing Strategy at Nexus. “In partnering with HPRC, Nexus will continue to work collaboratively across the healthcare plastics value chain to improve recycling rates and establish long-term economically viable and commercially scaled circular solutions.”
HPRC is currently engaged in multiple initiatives aimed at enabling recycling of healthcare plastics, including researching the applicability of different advanced recycling technologies for mixed streams of difficult-to-recycle healthcare plastics; engaging with hospitals to identify recycling challenges and best practices post-COVID; and updating our design guidance for engineers and manufacturers to improve the recyclability of healthcare products and packaging to incorporate insights and learnings from our recent work.
In Europe, HPRC is engaged in hospital barrier mapping to identify the scope/scale
of current recycling programs and barriers to recycling; researching European regulations on contaminated biohazardous plastic waste in the healthcare sector to identify possible solutions; conducting a pilot to test sorting protocol for healthcare plastic packaging waste.
HPRC is a private technical coalition of industry peers across healthcare, recycling, and waste management industries seeking to improve the recyclability of plastic products within healthcare. HPRC is made up of brand leading and globally recognized members including Amcor, B. Braun, Baxter, BD, Boston Scientific, Dow, DuPont, Eastman Chemical Company, Edwards Life Sciences, Freepoint Ecosystems, Gore Medical, Iron Mountain, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Nelipak Healthcare Packaging, Nexus Circular, Paxxus, Plastic Ingenuity, PureCycle, Ravago Recycling Group, Sartorius, Sonoco Healthcare, Sterimed, Stryker, Technimark, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Westfall Technik. Committed to continuous dialogue, HPRC explores ways to enhance the economics, efficiency, and ultimately the quality and quantity of healthcare plastics collected for recycling. HPRC is active across the United States and Europe working with key stakeholders, identifying opportunities for collaboration and participating in industry events and forums. For more information, visit www.hprc.org and follow HPRC on LinkedIn.
About Nexus Circular
Nexus Circular is an advanced recycling company at the center of the circular economy. We accelerate plastic recycling so that people, economies, and the environment can thrive. We have a market-leading, environmentally-efficient and scalable solution. Using our unique end-to-end solution, we work with sustainability-minded companies and recycling organizations across the plastics value chain to capture used plastics from landfill, especially hard-to-recycle films, having already diverted millions of pounds to date. By leveraging technology that outperforms, operations that scale and people that deliver, our proprietary technology and leading process design converts used plastics into clean high-quality, ISCC Plus certified products for global companies who use them to produce virgin-quality circular plastics for a wide range of applications to meet recycled content goals. Nexus is on a trajectory to convert billions of pounds annually of hard-to-recycle plastics into circular products to support our global partners’ 2025 sustainability commitments. Nexus Circular. Advanced Recycling. Accelerated. For more information, visit www.nexuscircular.com.