Sustainable pharmacy practice: What is it and how can we practice it?

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Sustainable pharmacy practice: What is it and how can we practice it?

By the Environmental Pharmacy Initiative Committee
A 200-puff salbutamol inhaler has an estimated carbon footprint of 28kg of carbon dioxide equivalents, which is comparable to driving from Auckland to Tauranga (~225km) [Image: Vladimiroquai and Cristina Moliner on iStock]

This article is a summary of the work completed to date by the Environmental Pharmacy Initiative Committee, with an explanation of why the healthcare impact on climate change is important and ways we can contribute towards sustainable pharmacy

The title of this article was the question put to a new working group from the New Zealand Hospital Pharmacy Association – the Environmental Pharmacy

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