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Bella the Bride

Beacon Converters, Inc. &

Recycle Runway’s, Nancy Judd

Cordially Invite Healthcare Industry Members to




Bella the Bride

Bella the Bride represents the beauty found through sustainable practices.  Bella’s wedding gown is the latest addition to the Recycle Runway Collection; a traveling exhibit showcasing sustainable fashion designs made from trash.  The dress personifies the importance of recycling discarded waste, specifically healthcare packaging, which could otherwise be sent to landfill. Bella’s pure white gown is pieced and sewn out of discarded Tyvek®, a clean, flexible, white plastic, sterilizable material, widely used in medical device packaging. Tyvek® was selected because of its ability to be recycled or recovered for repurposing. Join Beacon in empowering Bella the Bride’s mission and vision. We invite healthcare professionals and our fellow members of the industry to participate in this dress’s creation by sending us one or more handmade flowers crafted out of discarded Tyvek®.   flowers-bella-invitation

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The Challenge

  • Healthcare is 17% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and expected to grow to 20% by 2020
  • As an industry it is one of the top generators of waste, equating to over 5.2 million tons annually
  • In a hospital setting, the OR can generate between 20-30% of the facility’s waste

Learn more about how to Green the OR from Practice GreenHealth


Contributed flowers will be brought to CleanMed 2016 and affixed to the dress in a Sewing Circle with Recycle Runways's Nancy Judd, an internationally recognized artist and environmental activist. All contributors will be recognized and special prizes will be awarded for creative expression.

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