Boehringer Ingelheim has launched a recycling programme for Aservo EquiHaler, its treatment for equine asthma symptoms.

The company points to research which found that 89% of the veterinary profession wants to play a more active role in the sustainability agenda1.

For that reason, Boehringer says it put sustainability at the heart of Aservo EquiHaler, which uses no propellant gasses and the container for which is made from up to 50% recycled materials.

Now Boehringer has launched the first recycling programme for a prescription medicine in the UK to support the responsible disposal of the Aservo EquiHaler.

To join the programme, you need to visit: https://equihaler.uk/recycling, set up a TerraCycle account and register your practice. Boehringer says it only takes 10 minutes.

Once signed-up, a Boehringer Ingelheim Territory Manager will arrange for a collection box to be delivered, along with supporting practice display posters. When the box is full, there is a free pick-up service.

Practices that sign-up for the programme before 31st July 2021 will be entered into a prize draw, with the chance to win a year’s supply of ethically-sourced chocolate for their practice.  

Reference:

  1. British Veterinary Association, Voice Of The Veterinary Profession Survey, 2019.

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