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The Fight Against Plastic Pollution

The complex challenges of plastic pollution have been looming over the pharmaceutical industry for a number of years. Following a series of highprofile documentaries focusing on the growing occurrences of plastic being found in our oceans, this issue has never been more front-of-mind to a mainstream audience. Now, as the world looks towards the use of PPE, the spotlight appears to be back on pharma companies and what changes they can make to stop the spread of plastics contaminating oceans.

Plastic (Not-So) Fantastic

Plastic has an important role to play in the pharma industry. While in some industries it forms part of unnecessary packaging, there is no denying that it has functional properties for pharma companies. Whether part of protective packaging for pills, such as paracetamol, or through respiratory items like inhalers, its role and importance in this sector has grown over the years.

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With over 30 years’ experience working for, and with, leading global manufacturers, retailers, and associated supply chain organisations, Kimberly Carey Coffin is a Global Technical Director for Supply Chain Assurance at Lloyd’s Register.

An experienced and recognised sustainability expert, Dave Garforth is part of a senior leadership team of standards and certification professionals who founded the Responsible Plastic Management Program.

John Hamill is a Respiratory/Diabetic Specialist Independent Prescribing GP Pharmacist and Pharmaceutical Associate of the Responsible Plastic Management Program.
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