PROXIM introduces recyclable medicine bottles

BOUCHERVILLE, QC, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ - PROXIM takes environmental protection one step further by offering its affiliated owner-pharmacists recyclable bottles for prescription drugs dispensed to patients.

These new plastic containers are 100% recyclable in most municipalities in Quebec. Two types of recyclable and interchangeable caps can be used with the bottles: a child-proof cap and a cap for people who have difficulty opening containers.

"Pharmacists use large quantities of medicine bottles which cannot be easily recycled. Considering our commitment to the environment, we had to find a solution. Our main supplier, Emballages Richards inc., developed a more environmentally friendly container," says Elyse Desmeules, Pharmacist and Manager of Professional Services at PROXIM. The bottles are manufactured in Quebec by Emballages Richards Inc.

PROXIM is a group of independent owner-pharmacists with almost 270 locations in Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes.


PROXIM is a group of independent pharmacists that share a vision of professional practice as a fundamental value. The group was formed with the merger of the ESSAIM, SANTÉ SERVICES and OBONSOINS banners in September 2004. PROXIM offers a wide range of flexible services that are tailored to today's changing market, thus helping member pharmacists achieve excellence within their communities. PROXIM is a network of close to 270 independently-owned pharmacies located throughout Quebec, Ontario and the Atlantic provinces.


For further information: For further information: Peter Drouin, General Manager, PROXIM, (450) 449-2002

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