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13/04/2021

PVC 2021: Moving healthcare towards circular economy

COVID-19 has highlighted the crucial role played by single-use plastic medical devices in the prevention and control of infections in hospitals. The surge in the use […]
16/03/2021
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New infographic shows where PVC is used in hospitals

Polyvinyl chloride, also known as PVC or vinyl, has a long history in healthcare. For more than six decades, PVC has been the material of choice […]
05/02/2021
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VinylPlus® Med Accelerates Sustainability in Healthcare

VinylPlus®, the Voluntary Commitment to sustainable development of the European PVC industry, unveils a new collaborative project called VinylPlus® Med, aimed at accelerating sustainability in healthcare […]
04/02/2021
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Op-ed: Stop talking – get started on circular healthcare

In the recent MD+DI article, “Identifying Recycling and Circularity Opportunities for Healthcare Plastics,” the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council calls for recycling to solve the challenge of increasing medical plastic […]
20/01/2021
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Spotlight on recycling of medical PVC

PVC is the most used plastic for disposable medical devices such as oxygen masks and tubing, IV bags, nasal cannulaes and many other life-saving products. As […]
08/12/2020

Indispensable but not without challenges: Medical plastics and the corona crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has shown just how essential plastic is in the healthcare sector. But the growing use of plastic-based medical devices and PPE has also […]