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Inhalers

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How to recycle inhalers

  • All used inhalers should be returned to a pharmacy to be disposed of safely.

  • Inhalers should not be put in waste bins. Landfill disposal is harmful to the environment both in material waste and in greenhouse gas emissions as the residual gas from canisters is released to the atmosphere.

Good to know

  • Approximately 73 million inhalers are used in the UK every year*

  • If every inhaler-user in the UK returned all their inhalers for one year, this could save 512,330 tonnes of CO2eq - the same as a VW Golf car being driven around the world 88,606 times.*

* GSK data on file. UK Inhaler recycling & environmental claims July 12.

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