One little pill bottle can make a big difference in reducing plastic waste

SAVING THE PLANET ONE WEEK AT A TIME

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Photo: Lise Lafond

EcoloPharm is making a difference with their Ecolo-Vial, helping the pharmaceutical industry become greener by reducing waste and over-packaging.

Every year, Canadian pharmacies fill 744 million prescriptions. Of that number, 311 million are for people living in Quebec.

Most of these prescription drugs are dispensed in packaging that is not eco-friendly, which results in more than 6,000 tons of plastic and cardboard waste being thrown away.