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Approved container for Specific Healthcare Waste made from QCP™ PP 1530

1 March 2018

SUEZ introduces in cooperation with MAUSER Benelux and QCP a more sustainable container for Specific Healthcare Waste: the approved container is made of recycled plastic based on Post-Consumer Packaging Waste and is available for the Dutch market.

Specific Healthcare Waste (HCW) is generated by hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, laboratories, old-age homes and pharmacies. Extreme requirements are imposed on the strength of the waste bins to guarantee safety during storage and final transport. SUEZ  took the initiative to develop a more sustainable alternative within the context of the ‘Keteninnovatieprogramma Zorgeloos Afval van NederlandCirculair!’, supervised by MVO Nederland.

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Using QCP™ PP 1530, a high impact modified PP copolymer, enables MAUSER to reduce the environmental footprint of this container without compromising the properties needed to comply with the requirements  for Transport of Dangerous Goods (ADR).

It reduces the environmental impact with more than 55% lowering and the CO2 footprint with almost 52% compared to the traditional, virgin-based, UN approved container.

This cooperation enables, SUEZ – a specialist in waste and raw materials management – to provide their Dutch customers with a more sustainable solution for their Specific Healthcare Waste.

More information about Specific Healthcare Waste (HCW) can be found at www.suez.nl/sza

QCP™ PP 1530 is injection moulding grade based on Post-Consumer household packaging Waste offering a more sustainable alternative for virgin PP. It not only reduces the environmental footprint but it also reduces plastic waste.

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