Does Superdrug take blister packs for recycling?

With support from familiar household brands, including Rennie, you can now go to Superdrug and recycle empty medicine blister packs into dedicated recycling bins so blister packs don’t end up in a landfill for decades, or even centuries, to come.

Can I recycle blister packs at Superdrug?

We’ve teamed up with brands Anadin, Panadol, Nurofen, Gaviscon, Rennie, Buscopan & Dulcolax and TerraCycle UK to include collection boxes in every Superdrug Pharmacy, so you can recycle your empty medicine blister packets.

Can I recycle blister packs?

Blister packs are usually made from a mixture of plastic and foil, and fall into the ‘rigid plastic’ category which means they can’t be recycled the same way as softer plastics and because of their small size, they often fall through the cracks of standard recycling streams.

Who collects empty blister packs?

TerraCycle has partnered with biopharmaceutical company Sanofi, the maker of Buscopan and Dulcolax, to launch a new initiative that allows consumers to recycle their empty medicine blister packs.

Are Superdrug collecting empty tablet strips?

Superdrug are accepting empty tablet strip packs working in conjunction with TerraCycle who will convert the packaging into reusable raw materials preventing empty packs spending a lifetime in landfill.

Can I recycle blister packs UK?

Recycle your blister packs at Superdrug!

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With support from familiar household brands, including Rennie, you can now go to Superdrug and recycle empty medicine blister packs into dedicated recycling bins so blister packs don’t end up in a landfill for decades, or even centuries, to come.

What do Superdrug recycle?

Recycle your empty beauty products with Superdrug

  • Foundation bottles, concealer tubes, powders and blushers.
  • Mascaras, mascara brushes, eyeliner and eyeshadow palettes.
  • Lipsticks, glosses and balms.
  • Other packaging – caps, pumps and sprays.

How do you dispose of medicine blister packs?

Recycle your blister packs

Most packs contain a variety of other materials, including aluminum and even paper. Your best bet is to remove the backing from the plastic portion of the pack and place the plastic in your regular home recycling bin.

What type of plastic is blister packaging?

Polyethylene terephthalate – We often get asked, what plastic is used for blister packaging? Polyethylene terephthalate, better known as PET, can be used as blister plastic as well as being used for items such as water bottles, clamshell packaging and more.

Where can I recycle blister packs in Australia?

If you are one of the thousands of Australians who takes medicines or supplements that come in blister packs, TerraCycle has some fantastic news — you can now recycle them.