At Community Care Chemist, we’re passionate about reducing waste, which is why we’re excited to be part of a Geelong-wide initiative to recycle medicine blister packs that would otherwise end up in landfill.
Our Bellarine Village pharmacy is now a collection point for blister packs in Geelong, which will be recycled through Pharmacycle.
Geelong region Rotary Clubs have spearheaded the initiative, with City of Greater Geelong funding the pilot program, aiming to collect 500 kg of blister packs for recycling.
The packs will be transported to a processing facility in Sydney, where the aluminium and plastics will be separated for recycling. Blister packs have previously been unable to be recycled by kerbside collections.
This initiative will be highlighted in the new series of the ABC’s War on Waste television program, which goes to air on Tuesday 25 July.
Blister packs can be brought in to our Bellarine Village pharmacy during usual pharmacy opening hours.
Pictured launching the blister pack recycling initiative, from left, City of Greater Geelong’s Cr Ron Nelson, Barb Sheehan from Rotary Club of Highton (and Rotary District Environment Chair), Community Care Chemist CEO Nick Salkeld, Deputy Mayor Anthony Aitken and Cr Melissa Cadwell.