Sustainability for Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Packaging

Nelipak is committed to sustainable practices which benefit our customers, employees and the environment.

Working together with our customers, Nelipak offers a systematic approach to the packaging process which results in efficient design, material use, pack configuration, handling, shipping and end-user costs.

Our team of healthcare-focused designers and engineers provides customers with the ability to proactively innovate packaging even at the earliest stages of development. As a result, we are able to help OEMs create more efficient and environmentally responsible device packaging that reduces material waste during development and production and allows for products that can be used and recycled more effectively in hospital environments.

Benefits include:

  • Lowering packaging ownership costs to the MDM
  • Sustainability— efficient use of energy and material during manufacturing
  • Elimination of waste during production and optimal waste recycling for hospitals
  • Optimum functionality for all users
  • Optimum volume and efficient logistics in the supply chain

Nelipak is proud to be a member of the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC). As such, we work closely to create awareness of the need to divert more plastic from landfills. We are examining ways of helping hospital staff more readily segregate waste material through education programs and clearer marking of thermoformed rigid packaging to help remove uncertainty on the material composition of the plastic used in the trays.

Our technical teams research and evaluate new materials and packaging innovations which can offer sustainability benefits. Our packaging audit assists customers evaluate their existing product packaging and can minimize costs and offer more environmentally responsible alternatives in the overall product cycle.