What to do with
Thanks to a scheme run by GlaxoSmithKline called ‘Complete the Cycle’, used inhalers can now be recycled.
How can I recycle them?
Inhalers can be recycled at participating pharmacies. For more information or to find your nearest pharmacy or visit Complete the cycle.
Did you know?
- Approximately 73 million inhalers are used in the UK every year*
- Landfill disposal of inhalers is harmful to the environment both in material waste and in greenhouse gas emissions should the gas canisters become pierced or crushed and the propellant released
- If every inhaler-user in the UK returned all their inhalers for one year, this would 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