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 pharmacists now working in all aspects of pharmaceutical development from research to quality assurance to marketing they may be able to start changes within pharmaceutical companies by discussing new packaging methods and questioning which aspects of packaging are necessary. Let’s celebrate sustainability innovators that deserve recognition; read about this year’s ELPH™ Awards below.

-Lisa James

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