Smithers recently published an article in PMPS
summer edition discussing recycled plastics in medical and pharmaceutical products. Developers and manufacturers are investigating the viability of using recycled materials, as this offers a great opportunity to reduce the net volume of waste by recycling and reusing the plastics that have helped the industry grow and innovate for decades.
Many countries are looking to incentivize the use of recycled materials and legislation will certainly increase in the future. In the UK, tax incentives are already in place and plastic packaging that contains less than 30% recycled plastic is taxed.
In this article, Smithers experts Tim Hulme and Chris Noone of Smithers discuss the growing interest in recycled platics for medical and pharmaceutical products, current drawbacks to wider adoption, plus the challenges of laboratory testing for these plastics.
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