Art Creates a 2nd Act for Clean, Reclaimed Healthcare Packaging
Each day the healthcare industry generates 6,600 tons of waste - 85% non-infectious, of which 20-25% is plastic.
Built to last and withstand, healthcare packaging is relied upon to protect products that keep patients safe, but the environmental challenges of plastic packaging cannot be denied.
Inspired to change the outcome of this material, Terri Shank, a third generation, co-owner of Beacon Converters, Inc. a sterilization packaging manufacturer located in the Northeast, formed iRenditions.
An Undiscovered, Bountiful Resource Comes to Life
In 2016, Terri began moonlighting as an artist, exclusively using discarded packaging materials as her art medium, much like traditional artists use canvas. As her artwork took multiple forms - shadowboxes, fairies, paintings, and cloche art - Terri realized she could educate and inform others about the value of this undiscovered resource.
She formed iRendtions to illuminate, educate, inspire and motivate others to use natural and discarded materials as their creative muse.