Company says it will bring downstream expertise to plastics recycling association.

July 17, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

SABIC, a global supplier of engineering thermoplastics, has joined the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC), St. Paul, Minn. The addition brings the number of HPRC members to 13.

“SABIC will play a key role in helping us to identify and define the best uses and applications for post-consumer recycled content,” says Tod Christenson, director of HPRC. “HPRC is unique in its focus on identification of recycling barriers and solution development along the entire value chain and SABIC’s expertise in plastics, diverse presence in healthcare and commitment to post-consumer recycling will provide valuable knowledge to our downstream and close-loop recycling efforts.”

“As a global leader in the plastics industry, SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business has a long history of positive contributions to the sustainable development and performance of our customers’ products and our own,” says Don Cianelli, Innovative Plastics’ healthcare marketing manager. “Improving the environmental sustainability of plastics, from production through use to disposal or to reuse, is important to our business, as evidenced by our broad portfolio of PCR and PIR materials. Because we work closely with our customers to help them achieve their sustainability objectives, we are strongly aligned with the HPRC’s mission to inspire and enable the healthcare community to implement sustainable, cost-effective recycling solutions for plastic products and materials used in the delivery of healthcare.”