Early in April we read on SI Preston’s Facebook page about ‘Little Pack Big Impact’ the Medicine Pack Recycling Programme that Terracycle (https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/medicine-packet-uk ) were involved with.
This is a UK wide initiative where they will accept any brand of empty blister pack. Once collected, the empty blister packets are separated by polymer type and cleaned (if necessary). The material is then extruded into plastic pellets to make new recycled products.
Those local pharmacies found to be taking part are Superdrug in Sittingbourne and Paydens in Bearsted where each has a collection box. Superdrug is donating any monies raised to Marie Curie and Paydens to Parkinson’s UK, both worthwhile causes.
Our Medway and Maidstone members were all keen to participate and over the last two months have been busy collecting all the empty blister packs from friends and family and dropping them off at the collection points, with other members who have offered to take them on their behalf or at their local church such as St Peter’s in Bredhurst.