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BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 03 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5388

Tool calculates carbon footprint of pharmaceutical products: The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry and the Carbon Trust have launched a tool to enable companies to estimate the carbon footprint of drugs in blister packs to demonstrate the industry’s commitment to help reduce its impact on the environment. The tool incorporates calculations of carbon emissions for active pharmaceutical ingredients, transport and distribution, formulation and packaging, retail and use, and the disposal of the packaging.

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