Learn about some practices focused on caring for the environment.
After consumption, some products generate waste of different materials. In the case of medicines, these residues can be considered as: expired medicines, tablets (called blister), syrup vials, gel tube, package leaflets, cardboard boxes, among others.
To minimize the impacts that this type of waste causes on the environment, it is up to the manufacturer to seek solutions so that the customer can dispose of the medicines correctly. This process is called Reverse Logistics.
Thus, we advise that the disposal of this type of waste is made in proper collection points to receive this type of material. Look for pharmacy chains that perform this type of collection in your area.
Our waste treatment and disposal actions are in accordance with Resolution of the National Environment Council (CONAMA), Brazilian National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) following RDC 17/10 and the Brazilian Association of Technical Standards (NBR).
All waste generated by the industry, such as materials discarded in the factory area, civil construction renovations, industrial maintenance of machinery and refectory are segregated and sent for treatment or final disposal in companies licensed by the relevant environmental agencies.
Our employees are oriented, through training and campaigns, by the principles of non-generation, reduction, reuse and selective disposal. In addition, we have a group of collaborators specialized in the collection and disposal of this waste.
All environments of our company have collectors identified by the respective colors of the waste (paper, metal, plastic, organic, etc.) – according to CONAMA 275/01 – or by proper identification in the case of internal laboratories.
Waste, after segregation and identification, is collected, stored and sent to its final destination or recycling.
Waste treatment is the set of methods and operations required from waste generation to final disposal to reduce the negative impact on human health and the environment.
With this in mind, waste disposal at Herbarium is carried out in the production, administrative, dining and general maintenance sectors and follows an internal procedure in accordance with current legislation (validated through our operating license from the Paraná Environmental Institute – IAP).
We have an effluent treatment plant (ETE) through which the liquid waste undergoes microbiological treatment of activated sludge – which induces the development of a microbiological culture for oxidation of organic matter – to obtain a final effluent with minimal impact on the environment.
In the case of wastes contaminated with hazardous chemicals (flammable, explosive, corrosive, toxic, harmful to the environment, etc.) or of microbiological content, these are sorted by segregation and the treatments are performed by specialized companies in the area.