Pharmacy Recycling Solutions
Champion sustainability and customer satisfaction at your pharmacy by saving hard-to-recycle blister packs, face masks and disposable gloves from landfill!
Personal protective equipment and pharmaceutical waste causes a lot of pollution. In the UK alone, it is estimated we send over 1.6 billion non-biodegradable masks to landfill every month - enough masks to cover the whole of London in two days, and that’s only half the problem!
Due to their complex packaging, blister packs are incredibly difficult to recycle through local recycling facilities - more often than not they are sent on a one-way trip to the tip.
But we have good news! Developed by award-winning waste experts at TerraCycle®, Zero Waste Box™ is an easy-to-use recycling solution that makes it possible for staff and customers alike to drop off their hard-to-recycle pharmacy waste directly in-store for recycling. By choosing this recycling solution your pharmacy will actively contribute to a more circular economy: meaning you’ll be able to connect more with your community and drive footfall!
How does it work?
Zero Waste Box is extremely easy to use: all you have to do is set it up in a convenient location in your pharmacy and encourage your team and clients to bring in their waste for recycling. Once full, seal your Zero Waste Box and return it to TerraCycle® by using the UPS® prepaid shipping label affixed to the back of the box. To make it even more hassle free, UPS® will pick up your full Zero Waste Box directly from your pharmacy!
The Empty Medicine Blister Packs Zero Waste Box has been a great addition, proving very popular with staff and customers alike. In fact we’ve gained new customers who share our eco-friendly mindset and have seen an increase in footfall as a result of the boxes.
Vale of Neath Pharmacy in Glynneath, South Wales
What better way to demonstrate how Zero Waste Box™ can help your pharmacy, than by asking pharmacists who already have one of their own? Read our report now, it should answer most - if not all - of the questions you may have!