US: Cabinet Health unveils nationwide pill bottle recycling programme

US: Cabinet Health unveils nationwide pill bottle recycling programme

Sustainability

Cabinet Health, the innovative creators of a refillable and compostable medicine system in the United States, has unveiled a nationwide recycling programme aimed at addressing the mounting crisis of pharmaceutical plastic waste.

Through this pioneering initiative, individuals across the U.S. can now participate in the free pill bottle recycling programme offered by Cabinet Health.

By simply visiting https://cabinethealth.com/products/recycling, anyone can request a recycling bag with a prepaid shipping label to safely return their empty plastic pill bottles to Cabinet Health for responsible recycling or transformation into a captivating art sculpture by renowned interdisciplinary artist Kellie Gillespie.

The programme specifically targets amber pharmacy pill bottles, which constitute a significant portion of plastic pill bottles in the U.S. Unfortunately, these bottles are generally not accepted by traditional curbside recycling programmes, resulting in an immense accumulation of waste equivalent to filling over 3,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

As part of the programme, all plastic pill bottles received will play a vital role in Kellie Gillespie's upcoming artwork. By repurposing these discarded bottles, Kellie will create a stunning art installation, using them as symbols of transformation and sustainable creativity. This unique collaboration between Cabinet Health and Kellie Gillespie aims to shed light on the plastic waste crisis and inspire individuals to explore more sustainable healthcare solutions.

Cabinet Health's commitment to reducing plastic waste led them to reimagine conventional pill bottle packaging, offering a groundbreaking, low-waste alternative free from single-use plastics. Their system features durable glass bottles that can be endlessly reused, along with patented compostable pill packages made entirely from earth-digestible materials, which are also suitable for city composting. By embracing Cabinet Health's refillable system, customers can eliminate up to one pound of plastic waste annually and contribute to the reduction of hundreds of pounds of plastic over their lifetime.

Cabinet Refresh Bag credit Business Wire
Cabinet Health Refresh Bag © Business Wire / Cabinet Health

Cabinet Health products, including the refillable medicine system, are available on their official website, CabinetHealth.com, as well as through esteemed online retailers like Grove Collaborative and Amazon. Additionally, select CVS locations nationwide proudly offer Cabinet Health's sustainable solutions. As a certified B-Corp, Cabinet Health remains steadfast in their commitment to minimising carbon footprint, water waste, and material waste in all aspects of their offerings and operations.

By launching this national recycling programme, Cabinet Health strives to amplify awareness of the pressing plastic waste crisis while empowering individuals to make a meaningful impact by reducing their plastic waste and embracing sustainable healthcare alternatives. Together, we can pave the way towards a healthier, greener future.

Russell Gong, Co-Founder and President of Cabinet Health, said: Pharmaceutical plastic waste remains an environmental issue, and Cabinet Health is committed to not only raising awareness but to providing tangible solutions to address it. And this extends beyond our environment to human health, as we're eliminating the eventual consumption of microplastics from our bodies. We are proud to partner with sculptural artist and mental health activist Kellie Gillespie to support her next piece of artwork that will live on well beyond the norm of a single-use plastic bottle.

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