Inhaler Recycling

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Inhaler Recycling - Wesham Pharmacy, Preston

The environmental and health risks of not recycling inhalers

 

It is estimated that 73 million inhalers are used in the UK every year. This number is only set to climb as the respiratory conditions increases. Once an inhaler has been used and there are no further doses inside, it should be recycled.

 

Unfortunately, many are unaware of the correct ways to discard of inhalers and subsequently, they are more likely to be disposed of in a local landfill to slowly degrade and cause environmental harm to the planet as residual gas from the canisters is slowly leaked, releasing harmful CO2 emissions that rival those of roughly 58,000 cars on the road (based on a yearly figure).

 

Our Inhaler Recycling policy and process

 

When it comes to inhaler recycling – all used inhalers should be returned to a pharmacy to be disposed of safely. Wesham Pharmacy will help with that.

 

Inhalers can be disposed of by the pharmacist along with other normal drugs waste. The plastic and aluminium parts of the inhaler can be used in other useful products, and any potentially dangerous greenhouse gasses can be collected to avoid releasing them into the atmosphere.

 

This environmentally safe disposal route is available at our pharmacy. If your inhaler is out of date or serving you no purpose, don’t let it be destined for the landfill. Take action and bring it in to be recycled at our pharmacy, we’ll be more than happy to have it recycled for you.

Ian Stuart
Ian Stuart
Excellent service , friendly efficient staff , what more could one ask , especially in these troubled times
David Pickles
David Pickles
Brilliant. I was on holiday nearby and left my prescribed meds at home. I phoned up and they were ready for me by the time I arrived at the pharmacy. Excellent service, wish it was more local to me!
sarah turner
sarah turner
Great place to have your COVID Vaccine - first class service, professional and efficient, even though I hadn't worn a top that allowed them to get to the very top of my arm easily to give me my jab! I won't make that mistake again 🙂
Sam Field
Sam Field
Amazing service at the vaccination centre! Was in and out so quickly!
Dana Guillot
Dana Guillot
Friendly, considerate staff. Open Saturdays and they can deliver.
norma parry
norma parry
The pharmacy is superb. Lovely people who know and care about people. Zahir can be relied upon to give good advice and care to his customers. They are the best x
Samantha Burrow
Samantha Burrow
Great team of staff, always ready to help and go the extra mile. I highly recommend seeking advice from your local pharmacy first and this team rank high in customer service, care and expertise.
Linda Berry
Linda Berry
Love this pharmacy. So friendly and approachable. Never had any problems getting my prescriptions which are sent from my doctors surgery. Thank you
Susan hartley
Susan hartley
Rung to see if stocked an item unfortunately they didn’t but excellent service over the phone and other places i may get it Thankyou