Thursday, February 25, 2010

Thought of the Day 2010 #45 - Brilliant Idea for Pharmacies

Ever get a prescription at the pharmacy? Ever get a refill? Or refills
every month? Yeah, you end up with a new bottle each time. Oh, and each
bottle is packed in a bag and a huge piece of paper is stapled on the
outside with the drug's info. A super amount of waste involved here.

My idea is that most pill refills should be provided in small,
translucent, biodegradable wax envelopes. The envelope could have a
handy shaped tear edge that would aid in emptying the pills into the
existing bottle. The envelope could have an identifying, warning-filled
sticker on the outside for the anal and litigious amongst us.

The switch from plastic bottles for prescription refills would save
money *and* the environment.