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ENVIRO RX, NOVEMBER 2021

When it comes to environmental sustainability, understanding that everything is connected is important in making meaningful change. This is true for the connection between the pharmaceutical industry and the environment; the health of patients is directly tied to the health of the planet.     "Climate change's influence on human health can be direct or indirect – through…
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ENVIRO RX, OCTOBER 2021

Happy Waste Reduction Week in Canada. Let us use this time to remind ourselves of the waste issues our environment and economy currently face. From plastic in our oceans, electronic waste being exported to developing countries for unsustainable disposal options, and consumerism which supports a take, make, use, and dispose culture. Let this week remind…
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ENVIRO RX, SEPTEMBER 2021

Since the UN released their climate change report last month, governments from around the world are developing programs in attempts to meet their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's). In Ontario, the federal government is funding a three-year partnership between the cities of London, and Guelph. The partnership aims to to help organizations plan for a sustainable…
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ENVIRO RX, JULY & AUGUST 2021

This month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the UN climate change report and it's the most comprehensive assessment of climate change to date. Organizations and individuals need to take action now to avoid the severe effects of climate change to come in upcoming decades. Check out Lisa's Links to read more.     As…
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ENVIRO RX, JUNE 2021

    Ontarians are finally going see change in their recycling program in upcoming years. The province is rolling out a program that will standardize what can be recycled across all regions of Ontario. Currently what can go in the blue bin varies from city to city which can cause confusion and contamination of recyclables. Click here to read…
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ENVIRO RX, MAY 2021

Hello everyone, happy May!     As we know, many pharmaceutical companies are promising to make sustainable changes to their businesses. However, accountability is key. Merck, an American pharmaceutical company has recently set goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025, and a 30% reduction in their value chain emissions by 2030. Merck also accelerated its goals by 15…
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ENVIRO RX, APRIL 2021

Happy Earth Month! Many organizations are promoting their sustainability initiatives this month on social media. One of which being Starbucks coffee. On Earth Day on April 22, the coffee purveyor will host a Q&A with its chief sustainability officer Michael Kobori on TikTok and Instagram, during which he will answer questions previously posted by customers…
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ENVIRO RX, MARCH 2021

Sustainable packaging is extremely important, especially in the pharmaceutical industry. Under Lisa's Links you can read how the current pandemic has affected growth and what is projected into 2027. Read more here. Our top story highlights a sustainable packing feat. EcoloPharm, has partnered with Rexall Pharmacy Group Ltd. to offer ecofriendly packaging solutions for pharmacists. Their partnership will…
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ENVIRO RX, FEBRUARY 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has made it difficult to plan for the future, but not impossible. Here at EAG we have had to put many projects and plans on hold for the time being. However, there are many organizations and governments who are giving their attention to climate action plans, such as the US rejoining the…
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ENVIRO RX, JANUARY 2021

Happy new year! As we begin 2021, many of us are reflecting upon the 2020 year and the unprecedented changes it brought us. The challenges we faced has created innovative solutions for complex problems, such as the COVID-19 vaccine. However, we must be aware of the new challenges that we are creating during the pandemic.…
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ENVIRO RX, DECEMBER 2020

Many companies now find themselves in a difficult cash position. The crisis is making sustainability harder in the short term but, opening doors many of which will be longer lasting. For example, consumers favour companies and brands with purposes that benefit the broader community. As people around the world focus on washing their hands and…
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ENVIRO RX, NOVEMBER 2020

The modern definition of sustainability has broadened the scope recognizing the interconnectedness between environmental health, social prosperity and economic well-being. This describes a sustainability framework that encompasses a company’s impact on the planet, people and profit. Reusable packaging is a good example of a transformative systems change that can lead to both immediate financial returns and long-term…
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ENVIRO RX, OCTOBER 2020

There is still a long way to go in pharmaceutical and packaging industries to reduce packaging while maintaining quality and safety. The public understands pharmaceutical companies and pharmacists have a duty to protect the patients while also considering protecting the environment and future generations from the harmful outputs of the pharmaceutical industry, including packaging. With…
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ENVIRO RX, SEPTEMBER 2020

In a recent report Jefferies analysts said the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed efforts to reduce or ban single-use plastics back by years. A whole host of shifts are expected to limit our collective ability to abolish plastic waste. This pandemic is hitting hard the firms that collect and process plastics for recycling. As well, the impact on…
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ENVIRO RX, AUGUST 2020

Picture the environmental life cycle of many disposable surgical instruments. Iron ore is shipped to China and smelted, fashioned as single-use instruments and exported to other countries for use. In some cases clinicians use these instruments once and then discard them. Much that comes into patient contact is routinely used only once. This includes gowns,…
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