Pharmacy / Pharmaceuticals / Cosmetics / Healthcare

Since 1997, our members have invested over €350 million through Repak to support packaging recycling in Ireland, and have helped to grow packaging recycling and recovery from under 15% in 1998 to 90% in 2016, with Ireland is now ranked one of the top performers in Europe for packaging recycling amongst the EU 27.

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With almost 2,500 stores, Boots takes waste disposal very seriously, so much so that it is considered one of the recognised leaders in waste management and recycling in the retail industry. Not only does it want to provide fantastic product, but it wants to also provide those products in an environmentally friendly way.
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Pfizer takes a multi-faceted approach to waste recycling by focusing on source reduction, waste minimization, and recycling improvements. Typically this is done at both the site and regional level by establishing targets to reduce the generation of solid waste and to reuse solvents through recovery processes.
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Repak member Bayer uses systematic waste management to minimize its material consumption and disposal volumes and details each year its companies contribution to the environment through detailed Sustainable Conduct and Environmental Protection annaul reports, available to view here:
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Johnson & Johnson created Earthwards® which is its approach for developing innovative and more sustainable products. This approach defines how it thinks about product life cycles—from formulation and manufacturing to product use and disposal. Johnson & Johnson has also created the Care to Recycle programe, the website of which can be found here.
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In 2007, L’Oréal implemented a responsible packaging policy based on three pillars, known as the three “Rs”: Respect, Reduce and Replace. These focal points form the framework for a comprehensive and systematic eco-design process for finished-product packaging and transport packaging used in the manufacturing of products.
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As a result of Reckitt Benckiser's focus on improved packaging materials, 40% of the products in its pipeline now have less packaging than their predecessor. This has been accomplished by reducing the weight of itspackaging, using more sustainable materials, and increasing the recyclability of its products. Currently, 98% of RB's factories send zero waste to landfill, with its 2020 goal being to bring that figure to 100%.
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