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Making Progress Toward Sustainable Packaging

If any phrase can be aptly applied to these uncertain times, it is ‘safety first’. We used to say it to our children playing outside; now we say it to ourselves as we remain inside.

This phrase also sums up the pharmaceutical sector’s longstanding approach to eco-friendly and recyclable packaging. Regardless, with the need to minimise our carbon footprint in the worldwide effort to combat climate change, patient safety must be seen as the paramount priority. Understandably, pharma lags behind other product sectors – cosmetics, food, fast-moving consumer goods – in sustainable packaging because its products are often both crucial to health and, from a barrier standpoint, difficult to protect. Maintaining medicinal efficacy is both essential and challenging – a combination difficult to square with sustainability.

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Martina Christiansen is Head of Sales and Marketing Pharma for Hoffmann Neopac, a global provider of high-quality tube packaging for a broad array of industries and applications. Its longstanding customers include internationally active pharmaceutical, cosmetics and consumer goods manufacturers in the European, North American, and Asian markets.
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Martina Christiansen at Hoffmann Neopac
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