A Growing Commitment to Sustainable Solutions

Drug Plastics offers innovative solutions to help lower the carbon footprint of plastic packaging. We understand the importance of protecting the environment – it’s just the right thing to do. We’ve expanded the ways we can reduce greenhouse gasses in the plastic bottle and closure manufacturing process.

Here are just a few:Advanced Recycling

  • Use virgin resin obtained through Advanced Recycling.
  • Reduce the amount of plastic in bottles and closures through Source Reduction (right-weighting).
  • Eliminate pigments added to plastic resin.
  • Eliminate the bottle flaming process to reduce natural gas usage.
  • Reduce the amount of collateral packaging such as cardboard, plastic bags, and twist ties we use to package our products.
  • Offer reusable plastic pallets to transport our product.

We invite you to check out our Sustainability Calculators to see how these simple changes impact the environment and can help reduce the carbon footprint. Calculate your savings using a Drug Plastics bottle or by using the gram weight of a bottle.

Our commitment to sustainability goes far beyond solutions we offer to our customers. In fact, sustainability is one of Drug Plastics’ strategic initiatives. In 2015 we embarked on our own journey to implement wide-ranging sustainability initiatives throughout our company. We continue to develop new processes and procedures that help to reduce our own carbon footprint at our corporate office and eight manufacturing plants. These efforts are focused on four key areas:

  • Reduce electricity emissions 
  • Reduce natural gas emissions
  • Reduce water usage
  • Increase recycling initiatives

Read our case study to learn more details about the progress we’ve made. As sustainability becomes more important to consumers, it’s vital that companies across all industries look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.

When it comes to making sustainable plastic packaging choices for your pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, or lifestyle product, we can help.

Call 610-367-5000 to speak with a knowledgeable team member and let us help you make the right packaging decisions. Join us in protecting our environment for the future.

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