Find alternative packaging 4 plastic medicine bottles

Find alternative packaging 4 plastic medicine bottles

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MK Mondragon started this petition to Novel Laboratories Inc and

Due to our current crisis with the disposal of plastic, it'd be great if companies like yours turned to an alternative way of dispensing medications.  If a waxed sealed carton won't suffice, at least change the type of glue used on your labels.

This is more important today, than ever before.  China, along with other countries are no longer accepting the U.S.'s plastic waste. Because of the numerous types of plastics (7), some are recyclable, while others are not; the average American is unaware which to recycle, and education on the matter is lacking. 

A study from the University of California, Santa Barbara states that half of 300 million tons of plastic disposed of yearly, are only used once (Arcadia Power, 2017); this would include plastic bottles that contain medication. Forty percent are used for packaging - Bingo!!-medication

Not to mention, the breakdown of plastic.  Chemicals contained in plastic, such as BPA can be absorbed into the medication, especially over long periods of shelf life, thereby causing human exposure.  Causing heart disease, diabetes, and some studies have found damage to the developing brain.

It'd bring so much clarity to the subject matter, if medicinal manufacturers, moved away from using plastic bottles.  If we begin with the manufacturers, we can move on to the pharmacies, to slow down their plastic usage.

My son is a TBI victim, who relies on a  variety of medications, to sustain his livelihood.  We've progressed where he is now only taking fourteen different types of medication, numerous times a day.  You can only imagine the amount of plastic empty bottles we recycle, per day/week/month/year.  We own two recycle receptors, as our city does provide recycling pick up, bi-weekly.

It can take days of soaking in soap water, to remove the labels, so the bottle(s) can be placed into a recycle receptor, for disposal.  It not uncommon to find my kitchen counter, lined up with plastic bottles, to soak, and recycle.  Please make mine and so many other(s) lives, just a tad easier each day.  Let's see the pharmaceutical field drive away plastic bottles and those lock caps that can't be recycled.

I'm sure your marketing and packaging units, could come up with a revolutionary way to dispense liquid and pill medication bottles, besides using plastic.  We're Americans - the  innovators of the world.

 

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