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Plastic Ingenuity Wins GOLD in the Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards

September 19, 2022|BY: Rob Helmke

Sustainable Medicines Packaging
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Plastic Ingenuity is proud to share we earned Gold in the Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards presented at Connect in Pharma in Geneva, Switzerland on September 14. This top honor in the Circularity category recognizes our circularity solutions for thermoformed plastics along the pharma value chain.

The inaugural Sustainable Medicines Packaging Awards are an international, independently judged competition that celebrates sustainability innovations revolutionizing pharmaceutical packaging to reduce the environmental impact of healthcare. The Circularity category showcases innovations in packaging services, processes, partnerships, or products that bring circularity into the pharma packaging supply chain.

The awards are organized by YewMaker and the Sustainable Medicines Partnership, an innovation incubator with a mission to build, test, and scale science-based sustainable healthcare solutions. “Collaboration and innovation are essential to delivering the changes needed to make sustainability core to how pharmaceutical packaging is designed and used,” said Dr. Nazneen Rahman, founder of YewMaker and Non-Executive Director at AstraZeneca.

Plastic Ingenuity is highly focused on making thermoformed plastic packaging more circular. Through innovation, education, and investment, we partner with our customers to reach sustainability and circularity goals by offering a range of services, including:

▪️ Sustainable Packaging Assessment
▪️ Sustainability VOC and Roadmaps
▪️ Recyclability Consulting
▪️ Life Cycle Assessment
▪️ Take-Back Programs
▪️ PI Circular Newsletter
▪️ PI Annual Circularity Report
▪️ Good Information Video Series

Two case studies highlighted the impact that Plastic Ingenuity’s circularity services can provide, including:

Circularity of Autoinjector Handling Trays (take-back program)
Estimated annual impact:
▪️  $2.5 million+ in cost savings
▪️ ~5 million lbs. of virgin HIPS avoided

Circularity of Laboratory Plastics (life cycle assessment)
Estimated annual impact:
▪️ >6x (45,000 kg CO2e) reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

For more information, click on the links above or contact us to discuss how we can collaborate to reach your sustainability goals.