Recycling Pharmaceutical Blisters – An Initiative by PVC Film Industry For Sustainable Development

Time: 10:10 am - 10:30 am

Date: 30 April 2019

30-april-2019 10:10 30-april-2019 10:30 Europe/London Recycling Pharmaceutical Blisters – An Initiative by PVC Film Industry For Sustainable Development

In recent years pressure has mounted on our industry to find more environmentally friendly solutions for the packaging of pharmaceutical, veterinary and nutraceutical products. Whist they have provided one of the most effective means of protecting individual solid form doses of product against contamination, humidity, light and odour for decades the recycling of the waste… Read more »

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Synopsis

In recent years pressure has mounted on our industry to find more environmentally friendly solutions for the packaging of pharmaceutical, veterinary and nutraceutical products.

Whist they have provided one of the most effective means of protecting individual solid form doses of product against contamination, humidity, light and odour for decades the recycling of the waste product has proved problematic.

Traditionally a blister is made from PVC and Aluminium – both of which are readily recycled materials, but when they are bonded to each other as a blister, they do not fit traditional recycling streams, being neither plastic nor metal, and have been ending up in landfill or are incinerated.

Until now…

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