Teva are excited to announce the launch of our pilot inhaler recycling campaign, the first nationwide recycling scheme for inhalers used to treat chronic respiratory conditions.
In 2019, 4.4 million inhalers were dispensed to patients in Ireland and up until now, there has been no programme in place to allow patients to sustainably dispose of their inhalers1. The current options mean that inhalers are either sent to landfill or incinerated.
The Teva Inhaler Recycling pilot scheme is intended to provide pharmacists and patients with an innovative and practical solution for recycling used inhalers.
The programme will allow the components of inhalers to be recycled into a range of product applications. We have included a recycling flowchart below so that you can see how the components are recycled.
Please use the below map to find your nearest participating pharmacy, so you can join our recycling journey.
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1. IQVIA, IRLP Retail Audit, Units, MAT Dec 2019, Respiratory Market
Date of Preparation: February 2020